Category Archives: Congress

The GOP bungles every opportunity

Whenever the GOP gains power, they botch it. Consider recent history: GWB responds to the events of 9/11 by starting two disastrous wars. In 2012, they nominate Akin and Mourdock for the Senate. The Senate votes a compromise on immigration, … Continue reading

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How did they do on tax reform?

In August, while Tom Reed and his wife were junketing in Europe, the GOP published 31 reasons for tax reform. Many of these were silly or false, but by their own standards let’s see how the GOP did. On Aug. … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s website revised

In November, 2017, Tom Reed’s website changed. The revised site is slick and attractive, and there is one important change–the link to “media” (op eds and press releases) is gone. Articles previously filed by title are now filed by a … Continue reading

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Payroll tax withholding

He (Rep. Tom Reed) said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday he’s most focused on seeing a final bill get to President Trump’s desk by the end of the year. That, he said, would result in new withholding tables … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s Dec. 1 facebook cover image

What’s the message here? The message in the central panel is clear–Tom, the responsible politician, is at ease with constituents from other walks of life. But the message of the side panels is obscure. The image appears professionally done, perhaps by … Continue reading

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What he didn’t say

H.R.4155 Sexual harassment in the workplace is unacceptable. I’m proud to support this legislation tomorrow.–Tom Reed The legislation requires members of Congress and staff to complete mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training during each session of Congress. Reed said he believes there … Continue reading

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Now we know

2017 August 7-11, TransAtlantic Capital to Capital Exchange – Berlin, Germany Tom Reed was notably silent last August; one might have wondered where he was. Members of Congress file travel reports after the fact. Now we know where he went, … Continue reading

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