Reed:'Character assassination' from late tax payment controversy
Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said new the focus on his sometimes-late property tax payments is part of a smear campaign in the coming 2014 congressional election.
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#1 Sep 17, 2013
I'm seeing an ugly smear campaign against Congressman Tom Reed.
First..a story that Reed paid some property taxes late.
Look into details.. and you discover that he PAID the taxes..INCLUDING the late fees due on those taxes!
If he paid the taxes..INCLUDING late fees , where is the crime, special treatment or ethical breach?
THEN a story about how some taxes were mistakenly paid from Reed's campaign funds!
When the mistake was promptly recognized, Reed paid the campaign account back from personal funds!
Again..HOW is a mistake that was quickly rectified, reason for a news story?
Personally, I find the timing and publicity given to this kind of garbage news extremely suspicious and disgusting in their obvious intent.
If these kind of smear stories were designed to distract me from the fact that Reed's opponent, Martha Robertson, presided over a $1,000,000 OVERBUDGET for the Tompkins County legislature renovations, including $110.000 for HER desk... they aren't working!
Reed PAID his own bills..INCLUDING any penalties due!
Robertson frittered away taxpayers' money!
Which do you think any sane taxpayer would find more deplorable?
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