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U.S. Rep. Reed hoping for manufacturing renaissance

May 7, 2013

Days after his trip to Jamestown, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is calling for the 23rd Congressional District to become a manufacturing hotbed....

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May-08-13 9:36 AM

PhilJUlian...might want to take a look at this...

poorest states in the USA 1. Mississippi 2. West Virginia 3. Arkansas 4. Kentucky 5. Alabama

oh..imagine that..they are ALL so called Right to work states.

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May-08-13 8:46 AM

CHRISTOPHER - one more point. It doesn't matter if the unions are in the public or private sector. A manufacturing plant has to pay taxes to support the wages demanded by ALL UNIIONS including public sector. Unions drive up costs for everyone forcing business leaders to make the tough choices.

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May-08-13 8:41 AM

"Most of the worst economies in the country are in the right to work non-union south". You had better get out from under that rock! The non-union right to work southern states are where the growth has been both in job developemnt and population growth. When you argue to support the value of unions in our society you are fighting a losing battle. There is a reason why private sector union membership has dwindled to under 7% of the work force. It's because the private sector has choices. They can move to right to work states. They can manufacture their products overseas or they can shut their doors completely leaving millions out of work. So, go ahead and defend your unions but I believe that the statistics speak for themselves. At one time unions played a valuable role in our society with the protection of workers rights and improved working conditions. In todays competitive world unions have become a greedy, destructive force and that is the story of our own city and county.

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May-07-13 10:47 PM

Oh, by the way, Newsweek just published the top 2,000 High School list. Graduation rate , AP classes, ACT/SAT scores, college acceptance. Dunkirk High was not listed. Two HS in my little county in GA was. Who got the most for their tax dollars? Carlow check it out: NEWSWEEK America's Best High Schools. Erie and Buffalo are the closest to Dunkirk or Fredonia listed. Only one measure.

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May-07-13 9:57 PM

Hope no people were injured from the high volume blast of hot air!

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May-07-13 7:21 PM

Excuse me Phil, we're talking about Unionized Manufacturing. None of those you listed are JUST in NY, they're nationwide. What in the heck do unionized teachers have to do with a manufacturing plant? SEIU is almost strictly healthcare workers, so again, what's that got to do with a manufacturing plant? So, wrong again Phil, I do have something to say and the sarcasm is aimed at your EXTREMLY limited worldview of what's wrong with the economy, both federally and in NYS and local government. Most of the worst economies in the country are in the non-union, right to work state SOUTH! Sort of blows your theories on things, doesn't it Phil? Our taxes are high because of government waste and the hiring of political hacks to run things and using government funds, our tax dollars, to repay political debts with unnecessary jobs. NONE of those jobs are UNIONIZED! Ok, Mr. Brilliant, your turn.

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May-07-13 3:43 PM

CHRISTOPHER - I can tell when you have nothing intelligent to say because you always resort to insults and sarcasm. You say "what unions, we have no unions". OK, I will name a few. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO Central Labor Council, CSEA, Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Association of Machinists, Service Employees International union (SEIU), NYS United Teachers, and of course The United Steel Workers of America. This is obviously not intended to be a complete list but I think you get the idea, assuming you can still read!!!!

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May-07-13 9:17 AM

By the way, I agree that Tom Reed is full of hot air on this issue, as has been each and every elected official at all levels for decades.

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May-07-13 9:16 AM

Phil, WHAT Unions!!!!? There isn't enough industry left here to have ANY Unions!! Good God, what a one trick pony you are. There are many reasons for manufacturing leaving the area and the country. Do you have any idea how much industry left the low taxed south, especially Textiles? Do you know how to read? Do you read?

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May-07-13 9:01 AM

The congressman must be living under a rock. Does he really think he is going to attract investment to one of the highest taxed, union dominated areas of the country? Hydro fracking is a real opportunity if we can get it past the nut-cases that are blocking the process in New York State.

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May-07-13 8:38 AM

All Reed represents is Jamestown. Jamestown is a dump!! He is just a big bag of wind!!!

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May-07-13 8:00 AM

to finish..

Who represents us...THE PEOPLE...if our congress people now represent industries and other lobby groups?

Once talks...bull walks.

This time the bull is us, the people of this country.

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May-07-13 7:59 AM

From the nat gas caucas web site it is "a bipartisan effort to educate Members of Congress and the American people about the importance of natural gas as a domestic energy resource, its role in meeting the nation's energy demand and in attaining energy security."

I just wonder why we are paying people to represent us..the people...yet they make a group to represent an industry, especially one that seems to have enough money to represent themselves quite well.

This group is promoting "hydro fracking" sending letters to Sec of Interior on its so called 'safety' and asking that regulations not be imposed. They have also hosted "Truthland" a film to promote hydro fracking.

How can they be objective on this issue if they already have decided it is safe? This group does not seem to be seeking objective information on this type of drilling, rather it is to promote the gas industry, including "fracking" in every part of our country.

Who repre

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May-07-13 7:49 AM

keep hoping, instead, how about weight loss centers?

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