Category Archives: Economics

What happened to Republican orthodoxy?

  How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!–Samuel Adams   Opposing war Before both wars with Germany, Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt waited for attacks to sway public opinion before asking Congress for a … Continue reading

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What’s bipartisan?

I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.–Richard Mourdock Thanks to President Donald J. Trump for having the Ways and Means Committee to the White House to talk about bipartisan Tax Reform.–Tom Reed (facebook) … Continue reading

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Gary Cohn on taxes

Only morons pay the estate tax.–attributed to Gary Cohn On the personal side, we have protected the three big deductions — charitable, mortgage and retirement saving. We want to raise the standard deduction caps and get rid of many of … Continue reading

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Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Campaign Finances, Defense, Economics, Education, gay rights, Gun Violence, Immigration, Media, Racism, Taxes, Terrorism | 34 Comments

Trump to Upstate NYers: Move!

President Trump, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal, claims that there are states that are increasing manufacturing jobs (Wisconsin, Iowa, and Colorado). He then said: “You’re going to need people to work in these massive plants,” Trump said. … Continue reading

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AHCA affects the NY23rd–Two Rick Miller articles

Two articles by Rick Miller, one in the Olean Times Hearld and one in the Salamanca Press, both dated June 28, caught my eye. The Salamanca Press article was a summary of Reed’s Monday conference call with district reporters.  You can … Continue reading

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Taxes

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.–attributed to Benjamin Franklin, 1789  We must work to lower property taxes in NYS.–Tom … Continue reading

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