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Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop is an American politician from New York.
(1950 - )

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A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation's economy and transportation systems.
 

Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country.
 

As a personal beneficiary of the service that Amtrak provides and as someone who represents a congressional district that counts on safe, reliable rail service, I am a strong supporter of providing this vital industry the funding necessary to continue operations.
 

For a variety of reasons, we are not producing at a given level of economic activity the jobs we used to have.
 

Foreign trade clearly has been a reason why inflation has been low.
 

Foreign trade clearly holds down the cost of products we buy.
 

However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation.
 

In addition to joblessness, of course, by the working of supply and demand, when you have a larger number of people unemployed, wages do not rise at the normal level, so that we had last year a drop in real wages.
 

In my district, the budget scales back and eliminates several long-term shore protection projects important to the safety and economic security of Long Island.
 

In this time of budget cuts, we cannot forget that basic science is a building block for scientific innovation and economic growth in the information age.
 

Inflation outstripped real wages for people who work for pay from others.
 

It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible.
 

Meanwhile, hard-working Americans are increasingly faced with workplace conditions in which critically important safeguards are watered down, emerging problems are ignored, and enforcement is scaled back.
 

Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race.
 

Real economic stimulus comes from real investment.
 

The fact is that America relies on Amtrak to move people.
 

The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected.
 

The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society, and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it.
 

The residents and elected officials of Long Island have fought vigorously for many years and spent millions of dollars to preserve the quality of life that the Long Island Sound offers.
 

There are always, of course, job losses of a cyclical nature in a recession.
 


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