Our 5th district representative, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, got a chance to speak after President Obama delivered his State of the Union message. As always, she presented us with a smooth exterior, hoping to convince Americans that the Republicans are doing the right thing. She assured us by stating, “ our (Republican) plan dreams big for everyone and turns its back on no one.” Oops, that’s not quite true Representative McMorris-Rodgers.  Let’s look at what you have done concerning dreams and support of everyone. You voted for sweeping cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, voted 46 times against health protection for all (while desiring insurance companies to deny coverage as they desired), voted to cut $40 billion from the food program that helps children, the elderly and the disabled and voted against women having fair pay. You also proposed limited protection for women, stating protection for some was a “side issue”. You want to honor immigrants by building a fence and then solving the issue “step by step.”. And the list goes on, but space does not.You may be living the American dream, Ms. McMorris Rodgers, but you clearly don’t want it for all of us.

Patricia Bates
Clarkston, WA

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