Tag Archives: Poverty

Tom Reed’s priorities

So how is Tom doing on his priorities? Has he helped create a tax code that is fair a tax code that will help working families a tax code that will rein in national debt Has he succeeded in implementing … Continue reading

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How best to fight poverty

Reed said instead of 138 percent of the poverty level, he would set the Medicaid eligibility level at 100 percent and provide tax credits for those between 101 and 138 percent so they could buy health insurance from a private … Continue reading

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Creating Barriers to Health Care

Creating Barriers to Health Care Tax Credits On Tuesday the House considered H.R. 2581, the Verify First Act. This legislation amends the Affordable Care Act as well as the American Health Care Act, making it harder for people who qualify for health … Continue reading

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Rep. Reed’s Town Hall Hand-Outs Previewed

Rep. Tom Reed handed out four papers to those who attended his December 10 Town Hall Meetings. At the Barrington Town Hall Meeting he quickly went over the Congressional Priorities, spoke about the “Simple, Fair Tax Filing Postcard” and made quick … Continue reading

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Welfare reform or retrenchment?

And so things like drug testing, things like work requirements —  strengthening them as these programs go forward. –Tom Reed Tom Reed says he “and the House Ways and Means Committee passed three bipartisan welfare reform bills last week.” I … Continue reading

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Income Inequality

Income inequality is greater in the United States than in any other democracy in the developed world.–Jill Lepore In an article, Richer and Poorer, which appeared in the March 16, 2015 issue of The New Yorker, Jill Lepore discusses income … Continue reading

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What Tom forgot to mention about fighting hunger

I am humbled to support legislation that works to meet the needs of those in our community who suffer from hunger.  My bill (H.R.644, Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015) provides a direct benefit to our area charities and food banks … Continue reading

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