Representative Tom Reed (R-NY 23rd)
5th-term Republican from New York.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Rep. Tom Reed
Sen. Charles Schumer

February 24, 2013

 I do not believe what you are telling us. Our Fed budget is out of control. YES, we have a "spending" problem. In the past 5 years, our debt has gone up and up, with no end in sight. I can see taxing the rich alittle more, but over-taxing them will bring this country to a halt; nobody wants to be successful and get rich if the government is just going to take it all. Doesn't that even make sense?

You need to bring your budget into control. You need to limit spending. Just because someone works for the government should NOT be a guarantee of good pay! Only the most talented and smart should be paid well--if you're filing papers, NO!

We will be spending $15 Billion more next year, even with the propsed cuts, but you're out there claiming 1000s upon 1000s will be laid off....when we are spending more? Come on! And the Fed does NOT pay for EMS responders, or police, or teachers--come on!

Obama needs to be a "leader", not a permanent campaigner! And we need to cut our budeget. We need to seal our borders. We need to stop giving out so many bennies--this country is becoming a "dependent" nation!

Remember, Obama won by just over 50% of the vote. All his staff likes to say "the MAJORITY of the people...", blah, blah, blah. It was about 1/2, and 1/2 voted against him. He is not that popular, and if we continue down this same road the next four years, this country is done, and so is the Democrat party.

Groton , NY