Tag Archives: balanced budget

Insidious dogma, part 2

…borrowing’s burden falls on future generations. This is a form of expropriation–taxation without representation of the unborn.–G. Will   In a column in the Elmira Star Gazette on Jan. 4, 2018, George Will argues for a balanced budget amendment. Will’s … Continue reading

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The Greek people voted down austerity; we should do the same

Tom Reed called the Greek debt crisis a “stern warning” to America, advocating for the Federal government to live within its means and move toward a balanced budget. The Greek people voted to reject austerity–a wise move. Cutting spending when … Continue reading

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Balanced Budget Baloney

You balance your budget and live within your means. Washington should do the same.–Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) Is Tom right to link a balanced budget to “living within your means? Certainly not. An individual might take on debt to buy … Continue reading

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No Labels National Strategic Agenda

The issues that unite us are far greater than those that divide us and we’re proud to join with No Labels as part of our effort to highlight those uniting issues. I care about the big issues we face as … Continue reading

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Budgets

You balance your budget and live within your means. Washington should do the same. The House GOP budget balances in less than 10 years without raising or creating taxes.–Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) Furthermore, this budget relies on a host of smoke … Continue reading

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No Budget No Pay Act

“I care about our nation’s future. Each and every family has to work with a budget; our Congress should be no different. That is why I am calling for “No Budget No Pay” as an accountability reform measure for members … Continue reading

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Impossible demands

There are many victories in this (budget) proposal….On balance it is a victory for taxpayers–Tom Reed Has the GOP done itself in with rightist rhetoric? A constant barrage of advertising has had an impact. Part of the GOP base and … Continue reading

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