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Reed Defends Debt Ceiling ‘No’ Vote

October 18, 2013

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Oct-19-13 7:08 PM

There is no debt ceiling. The progs can spend as much as they can until a certain date. And I bet they will. Probably on Obamacare and getting Mexico the vote.

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Oct-19-13 10:44 AM

Mr. Reed lost my vote!!!

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Oct-18-13 9:59 PM

Thank you,Tom, for thinking of us who are not in the recipient class and for giving us the taxpayers the priority rather than more excess spending on the welfare state. Thank you too for standing up the shady tactics of Obama in giving special favors to his big union and big business buddies in regard to Obamacare. Thank you for taking a stand by your vote against politicians that make rules for us but make them not apply to them.

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Oct-18-13 7:31 PM

And where in all of these comments are the PJ's loony right wingers? Tails between their legs. The loony right still believes in their alternate reality--that the majority of Americans support the Tea Baggers. Hee hee hee.

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Oct-18-13 5:15 PM

In washington we are sadly in short supply of statesmen. However, we are developing the best can kickers in the world. Having said this... Mr. Reed (in his back woods district) had the chance to stand up to the populists and say..."no.. I am not buying into this mentally retarded tea party caucus" He did not.. so we now have a clear choice in 2014. Nate Shimigala almost beat him last time (an unknown uber liberal from Ithaca) hmmmmm

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Oct-18-13 4:06 PM

I can't believe some of these Lib. posters that make like they would vote for Reed. He wasn't getting your vote to begin with. He will get mine and many more for his stand against the loony left.

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Oct-18-13 3:27 PM

A lot of commenters here are happy to sell this country down the river.

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Oct-18-13 11:57 AM

I'm not very familiar with Martha Robertson, Mr Reed's Democratic opponent in the 2014 elections but when I consider the alternative - 2 more years of votes like the one Tom Reed cast against the continuing resolution, 2 more years of obstruction against common sense legislation and the support of issues that travel far beyond the interests of his constituents - then my decision is made easy. Martha Robertson for District 23's next congressional representative!

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Oct-18-13 11:52 AM

Mr Reed's excuses ring hollow and show his true priorities, priorities that don't include the economic well being of his constituents along with the rest of the world. It's all fine and good to risk your own neck in the service of your most deeply held principles. It's quite another thing to risk the economic well being of untold millions.

If Mr Reed is interested in high deficits and borrowing then where are the votes to close down unneeded military bases, over designed and overpriced military hardware and pie in the sky research into weapons systems that have little chance of success and even less need in the changing requirements of our defense needs?

This vote proves that Mr Reed is NOT accountable to his constituents but rather beholden to the Tea Party funders (the corporate plutocracy, the 1%) and their anti-American, anarchistic philosophies.

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Oct-18-13 11:47 AM

DEFEND ALL YOU WANT! YOU PLAYED PARTY POLITICS instead of taking care of your country.

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Oct-18-13 9:49 AM

Come next November, we need to kick Tom Reed's can down the road.

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Oct-18-13 9:37 AM

Honesty is the commodity and you Mr. Reed of our beloved Southern Tier of NYS HAVE FAILED. Amory Houghton would NEVER have done this, NEVER. I usually vote for the GOP, however I will be voting for the Dem from Ithaca as liberal as she is, she won't be a tea partier nor vote against our nation and it's people. Your vote was and is wrong!!!!!!!!!

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Oct-18-13 9:04 AM

The time approaches to kick the Tea Party Puppets cans into the receptacle along the road.It's apparent Mr Reed thought that 'No News' is good news.We're all in this together-excepting the chosen few.

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Oct-18-13 9:03 AM

I am proud of Mr Reed. He did that which was morally right for our country. Yea for you standing up for honest principals. Anyone who thinks otherwise is not thinking at all.

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Oct-18-13 9:01 AM


This man has been passing himself off back in the district as a reasonable, "reach across the aisle moderate", while all the time back in DC he has allowed himself to be a puppet of radicals like Ted Cruz (aka the new Joe McCarthy).

This fellow Reed would destroy the full faith and credit of the United States and subject the world to another recession all because of his personal disdain for the President and his hatred of Obamacare?!

This man is a disgrace and I hope that the people of his district have finally woke up to his antics. I know that I have. I can never believe another word from or trust him on anything again.

How this man can consider himself a responsible Republican is beyond me.

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Oct-18-13 8:10 AM

Congressman Tom Reed's refusal to support the bipartisan resolution to reopen the government and avoid a default shows that he is willing to tow the Tea Party line at all costs, even when the well-being of Veterans, senior citizens, and the entire economy is at risk,"

Soak that up people! Is at risk - 100% at risk! This vote is outrages. The entire world economy is on the line. Not just "at risk" but in serious third world type problems!

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Oct-18-13 7:55 AM

This is an embarrassment. Mr. Reed has shown his true colors. Perhaps his idols are those beacons of clear thinking, Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin. WTF

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Oct-18-13 7:39 AM

Obama takes no credit for closing the federal government, when republicans offered funding everyhing but funding ACA, but he held govenment wokers hostage until he got his Obamacare funded. If he didn't close it...why is WH taking credit now for opening it? The press slanted that way.

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Oct-18-13 7:26 AM

Just because Obama won an election does not make him king and deserving a blank check. Obamacare has shown to be a disaster already. Spending hundreds of millions for a website no one can access and yet no one is held accountable. Congressman Reed is to be commended for standing up to a bully and supporting common sense solutions to our debt and spending problem.

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Oct-18-13 6:43 AM

What I do understand about Mr Reed is he was willing to let the country default for the first time in history rather than compromising? It is his colleagues that go put the country in this position in the first place. Now many republicnas are saying the stategy to defund Affordable Care Act was wrong strategy. Where were all these republicans when the Tea Party came up with this stupid strategy? Why do the level headed republicans let the 15% wacko Tea Party republicans push them around? I guess the end result will be seen in November elections.

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Oct-18-13 6:26 AM

Typical BS from a pol. He screwed up and he knows it. It took him a couple of days to figure out what to say so he looks good. Do the long term budget at the appropriate time. He's a Tea Partier through and through.

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Oct-18-13 5:48 AM

Thank You for doing the right thing, We needed many more like yourself, Thanks Again Brian

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