New Report: Congressman Reed Funneled Campaign Donations to His Family’s Business for His Own Personal Gain
Latest Scheme Fits into Rep. Reed’s Pattern of Self-Serving Behavior
Jamestown, New York - A new report from the Buffalo News details how Congressman Reed funneled more than $45,000 in campaign contributions to his family's business, a medical debt collection firm he ran and still has financial ties to.
The following is a statement from U.S. Navy Commander John Plumb, fourth generation Western New Yorker and candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district:
"Washington DC is full of greed, special interests, and self-serving politicians - and Congressman Reed keeps proving that he fits right in. This is one more example of his troubling pattern of dishonesty and thinking he can play by a different set of rules. He has paid his own taxes late over and over, voted to protect his own first class travel and tax-payer funded healthcare for life while voting to underfund programs for veterans, and voted to raise taxes on middle-class families to pay for big breaks for millionaires. It’s time for him to go."
The Buffalo News reported that Rep. Tom Reed’s “congressional campaign paid more than $45,000 to rent office space in Corning from a family business over four years.”
Tom Reed has voted in favor of millionaires and billionaires at the expense of working families. In 2014,he voted for the extreme budget which, as the New York Times wrote, "lowers the top tax rate to 25 percent for the wealthiest taxpayers, down from the current 39.6 percent, while raising taxes on middle-class families with children by an average of $2,000."
CNN reported: “New York Rep. Tom Reed has been late paying his property taxes at least 46 times since 2005. And he racked up more than $6,200 in penalties and interest on more than $100,000 in taxes, according to county records.”
Tom Reed has voted to protect first class travel for himself paid for on taxpayers’ dime and for his own taxpayer-funded healthcare for life. Tom Reed voted to underfund key veterans programs by over $1 billion.