Tag Archives: Food Stamps

Federal “government spending” is an empty phrase

Indeed, one of the reasons we need an increase in the debt ceiling is that the 2017 Trump tax cuts, especially the cut in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, dramatically increased the deficit without promoting growth. The … Continue reading

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Reasons (not) To Vote Republican

The following has been circulating around the internet. The author has not been identified.   Thinking about voting republican in November 2014? If you want to attempt to repeal the ACA for the 52ND time, while wasting valuable time and money … Continue reading

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I am continually reminded that we are a Christian country.

 Be on the look out for the follow letter; it has been sent to newspapers around the district. I recently called Tom Reed’s Washington office to seek his rational for his vote and support in cutting the funding of the … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed Ignores Family Needs

The following is a copy of a letter to our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed from John Hunter of Yates County. Shorter versions of this letter have been sent to various district newspapers. The (Dundee) Observer published the shorter letter on … Continue reading

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A Farm Bill That Serves the Needs of Our Community

Like most politicians, Rep. Reed releases information that puts himself in the most favorable light possible. Notice the opening statement that was in his July 12 newsletter: “Congress was back in Session this week with a lot on its plate. … Continue reading

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Gitmo vs. SNAP (aka Food Stamps)

Last Friday, June 14, the House of Representatives passed The National Defense Authorization Act 2014 with the majority of both parties.  212 Republicans and 103 Democrats approved the NDAA, 18 Republicans and 90 Democrats  voted against it. The bill authorizes … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Budget Ignores Public’s Opinion

From Fox News Sunday (3/10/13): Chris WALLACE: Are you saying that as part of your budget you would repeal — you assume the repeal of Obamacare? Rep. Paul RYAN: Yes. WALLACE: Well that’s not going to happen. RYAN: Well, we believe … Continue reading

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Cut Entitlements–OR–Cut Loop Holes? What Will Congress Do?

“But the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. That’s going to dominate the Congress between now and the end of March.  None of these issues, I think, will have the kind of priority that spending … Continue reading

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