Tag Archives: Government shutdown

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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Government Shutdown (2013)

From NewNY23rd Article, “Rep. Reed’s Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Vote Won’t Go Away” (October 24, 2013) The Buffalo News had once been impressed with our congressman, but after his vote they wrote: “(Reed) was content to set off another recession. He also voted … Continue reading

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Government shutdown

  Tom Reed in December, 2011, hanging around in the Capitol waiting for someone else to act responsibly. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

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Tom Reed on Government Shutdown

Tom Reed’s archive of press releases document his evolving views on government shutdown. I have cited a few examples below. In the past when Tom was a deficit hawk, he demanded spending cuts as the price of avoiding a shutdown. … Continue reading

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The House plans to act on important business, or does it?

Important business remaining for the 113th Congress includes: Legislation to avoid another government shutdown. Addressing expiring tax breaks. Appropriation to combat ISIS Appropriation to combat Ebola. Supplemental appropriation for INS. Taxation of internet. Except for Possible consideration of the FY2015 … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Votes on Veteran Issues

The following was written as a letter to the editor of the Dunkirk Observer by Robert Kestler, U.S. Air Force and Army Reserves (Veteran), Silver Creek, NY. I recently received an e-mail that stated that Congressman Thomas Reed claims that Martha Robertson … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explains his plans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explained his plan to use a government shutdown as a bargaining chip against President Barack Obama to a room full of wealthy conservatives two months ago, according to audio obtained by The Nation magazine. … 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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Rep. Reed’s 1st Town Hall Meetings since Government Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Votes

From Rep. Tom Reed’s November 8 Newsletter: We’re holding town halls Saturday, November 16th in Seneca County in Waterloo and Steuben County in Bath. With another government funding deadline quickly approaching in January and another debt ceiling debate not far … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed–Stop Being A Flip Flopping Tea Party Puppet–Get A Backbone!

The following article was submitted by New NY 23rd reader, Deb Meeker. September 30, 2013, Rep. Tom Reed said: “Harry Reid and the President saying they won’t negotiate isn’t helpful and is grossly irresponsible when the country is just hours … Continue reading

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