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#1498385 --- 05/05/17 07:16 PM It's 'Payback Recess Time' Rep. Reed
Teonan Offline
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Hey #NY23, @RepTomReed just voted to strip healthcare from 24 million Americans. He has 3 town halls on Saturday. https://t.co/oYIDngEoGE
— Town Hall Project (@townhallproject) May 4, 2017

.@RepLeeZeldin @RepPeteKing @RepJohnFaso @RepStefanik @RepTenney .@RepTomReed just voted in favor of #TrumpCare and against the 289,400 people in #NY23 with pre-existing conditions. Hold them accountable. pic.twitter.com/obPkoNBf3L
— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) May 4, 2017

@RepTomReed hope you enjoy that kegger celebrating screwing your constituents. We will get you out, DC Tom Reed. #2018 #trumpcare
— Tonya (@emmalatifah) May 4, 2017



Time to face the gauntlet Rep. Tom Reed. Three town hall meetings scheduled for Saturday:

Dunkirk Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am
West Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Station 1
4741 Willow Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048


Town of Busti Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:30am
Busti Fire Department
886 Mill Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

Town of Hinsdale Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Hinsdale Fire Department Hall
3832 Main Street
Hinsdale, NY 14743
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#1498399 --- 05/06/17 09:40 AM Re: It's 'Payback Recess Time' Rep. Reed [Re: Teonan]
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Great plan. The last time you guys threw this tantrum he broke all fundraising records. You're the best supporters he has.

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#1498406 --- 05/06/17 12:25 PM Re: It's 'Payback Recess Time' Rep. Reed [Re: LittleKing]
Teonan Offline
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Originally Posted By: LittleKing
Great plan. The last time you guys threw this tantrum he broke all fundraising records. You're the best supporters he has.

Instant karma... wink

Progressive Groups Are Basically Printing Money After the Health Care Vote
Republicans got the bill. But Democrats will pick up the checks.


Mother Jones
by Tim Murphy

May 5, 2017

Progressives got a hard lesson in math on Thursday when the Obamacare repeal bill narrowly passed the House with 217 votes despite uniform Democratic opposition. But while the bill's effect will be far-reaching if it eventually becomes law, in the short term it has become an almost unprecedented fundraising magnet for left-leaning grassroots groups.

In the 24 hours since the House vote, Daily Kos, the 15-year-old Netroots stalwart that has experienced a renaissance in the Trump era, raised $800,000 from 17,200 readers. That money will be split evenly among 24 Democratic candidates. (Daily Kos is specifically targeting the 24 Republican congressmen who voted for the bill but represent districts where President Donald Trump received less than 50 percent of the vote.) The group's political director, David Nir, says the group previously raised $400,000 in one day for Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate in the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, and the same amount for Elizabeth Warren over the course of a year. But he couldn't recall a $1 million haul.

Swing Left, which grew out of the postelection "resistance," has only been around for a few months and has a much shorter track record of big fundraising hauls. But it has raised $850,000 from more than 20,000 donations since the vote, for the purposes of boosting candidates challenging its target list of 35 Republicans who voted for the bill (there is some overlap between the two lists). Swing Left got a signal boost from Crooked Media, the podcast empire launched by a group of Obama White House veterans, which partnered with the group to raise money.

Notably, the money raised going to candidates Thursday and Friday won't end up in the hands of a candidate for a long time. It'll be held in escrow for the winners of Democratic contests in those House districts next spring and summer. Think of it as a small pot of gold at the end of the primary.

Update: Per a Swing Left spokesperson, the organization had raised $200,000 for those 35 districts since they launched the fundraising page April 13—so to put the haul in perspective, in one day the group raised more than four times what it had raised in the previous 20.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/grassroots-democrats-ahca-fundraising
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#1498410 --- 05/06/17 01:14 PM Re: It's 'Payback Recess Time' Rep. Reed [Re: Teonan]
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Photos posted on social media showed Reed speaking to a crowd, with some holding signs declaring: "Keep your profits off my healthcare," "So long farewell Tom Reed" and "No conscience no heart."

At Tom Reed's town hall meeting. NY-23 is in an uproar over his vote to repeal the ACA pic.twitter.com/lEPITBQ20r
— Walter Robertson III (@wrobertson3rd) May 6, 2017
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#1498413 --- 05/06/17 03:45 PM Re: It's 'Payback Recess Time' Rep. Reed [Re: Teonan]
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"This is not a victory lap. This is a walk of shame"

House Republicans face voters in home districts angry over health care bill

By Morgan Winsor & Matthew Clairborne
ABC News

May 6, 2017, 4:22 PM ET

Rep. Tom Reed of New York, who was among the Republican members of Congress to vote for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, held a string of hometown forums on Saturday where he was lambasted by crowds of angry voters and signs that read, "GOP Disaster" and "Why do you want to kill my daughter?"

Reed, whose district in upstate New York includes the cities of Ithaca and Corning, held three town hall meetings where the overwhelming majority of attendees had questions about health care. The congressman was met with boos and jeers throughout the forums, with people repeatedly chanting "Shame!" and "Vote him out!"

At the event in the town of Busti, a couple hundred people packed into a small firehouse holding up signs that read, "Agree," "Disagree" or "Lies," depending on Reed's answers. Some of the harsher signs read, "This is not a victory lap. This is a walk of shame" and "Fire Reed."

One man, who had recently donated his kidney, said he was told he's now considered to have a pre-existing condition.

"Now that I have a pre-existing condition, my cost of health care could go up significantly or I could lose health care," he said to Reed in front of the crowd in Busti.

Another person in the room interrupted the man, calling him a "hero" for his kidney donation and then said he was being "punished" for his good deed.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the the American Health Care Act on a 217-213 vote, with all Democrats and 20 Republicans voting no. The measure, which would repeal large parts of former President Barack Obama's legacy legislation, is now before the Senate.

In a statement Thursday, Reed hailed the House's passage of the health care plan as "a great victory" that will provide property tax relief for New Yorkers "who are unfairly forced to foot the bill for Medicaid."

"Today is a great victory for the American people. We are finally on the path to fixing our broke and broken health care system," Reed said.

The congressman also said the American Health Care Act "upholds protections for pre-existing conditions and the expansion of Medicaid, which help our most vulnerable populations," although one of the most controversial provisions of the bill would give the states the option of seeking a waiver to allow insurance companies to raise premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

Reed was among the first Republican House members to confront angry constituents at town hall meetings this weekend. Other Republican as well as Democrat House members are scheduled to hold more town hall meetings in their home districts around the country in the coming days.

Photos posted on social media show Reed addressing his first town hall of the day in Dunkirk, with some people holding signs declaring: "Keep your profits off my healthcare," "So long farewell Tom Reed" and "No conscience no heart."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-rep...ory?id=47247115
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