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Role of government central to campaign in 20th Congressional District

Dieterich, Tonko philosophies contrast

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A problem solver and a long-tenured public servant are the competing choices for voters in the 20th Congressional District on Election Day. Glenville Republican Bob Dieterich says his experience in the military and as a local banker make him well equipped to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, who is finishing up his second term as a congressman. The two are running in the revamped 20th Congressional District, which includes all or parts of Schenectady, ...

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November 2, 2012
1:49 a.m.

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Ask yourself one question. Paul Tonko says he is for lower taxes on the middle class. Well if that is true then, why did he vote for Obama-care which is the largest tax increase on the middle class in the history of the US according to the Congressional Budget Office(CBC)? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates new bureaucracies and over 25 new taxes and fees that will be placed on the shoulders of the middle class while at the same time put DC Bureaucrats in charge of your health care. Mr. Tonko also says he is for creating middle class jobs. Well then how come the CBC says that the ACA will put more than 800,000 people on the unemployment line once its fully implemented. I think NY'ers need to wake up because your being sold a bill of goods by the Democratic Party and Paul Tonko is no bargain for NY or the country.