Category Archives: Reed’s Views

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.–Attributed to  Benjamin Disraeli When something seems wrong, it probably is wrong. Is it possible that air passenger fatalities dropped to zero after 2010? It isn’t likely. By excluding foreign carriers and crashes in other countries, … 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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Something new on facebook

There is a new thing on facebook–after long periods of silence, Tom Reed is responding to constituents again. Is it because he senses widespread opposition to Republican politics? On June 15, Tom wrote: This (Appalachian Regional Commission) grant is great … Continue reading

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Three false beliefs

I believe these beliefs are false: Tom Reed will be easily defeated in 2018 NY-23 is the result of gerrymandering. Tom Reed faithfully represents those who voted for him. Here are my reasons: It is very difficult and unusual to … Continue reading

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Does everyone need health insurance?

Rep. Tom Reed, R-NY-23, said he anticipated the (CBO) score. He said, logically, legislation to repeal a law that mandates health insurance would be expected to, at least initially, decrease the amount of people covered.–Ryan Whalen, Spectrum News Does everyone … Continue reading

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Rep. Capuano (D-MA) on Trump’s budget

The answer to how Steve Mnuchin and Mick Mulvaney spent Thursday on Capitol Hill giving very opposed explanations of President Donald Trump’s tax plan is that there isn’t really much of a plan at all yet.–Politico   Budget In March … Continue reading

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Another set of Rep. Reed’s Town Hall Meetings

Rep. Reed in Hinsdale photo by Christina Bruner Sonsire   Rep. Tom Reed has announced his Town Hall Meeting schedule for Saturday, June 3. They will be in the eastern/central part of the district–in Tompkins, Ontario, Steuben, and Chemung Counties. … Continue reading

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