I would certainly like to answer Lydia Whipple. First off, unless she is Paul (I-ran-the-marathon in 2:50-something!) Ryan, she can have her own opinion but she can’t make up her own facts.
Obama took money out of Medicare by reducing administrative costs, not benefits. But, that’s OK, both of her candidates have trouble getting that one right. I just wonder where their billions they have vowed to take out of the same Medicare are going to come from. Benefits?
She asked how the small businesses might feel. Well, since the House Republicans wouldn’t even debate a small-business jobs bill, they are probably feeling left out. The House and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn’t debate it, didn’t vote for or against, they just blocked it from coming to the floor! Oh, to another of my critics, there is enough of a majority that any “amendments” could have been voted down.
She talks about those politicians making the hard choices but she must not be talking about the Republican-controlled House. It doesn’t debate the issues, it blocks issues from coming to the floor.
We pay our representative $172,000 a year to represent us, not the Republican Party. We pay McMorris Rodgers to find solutions to our problems. Not to raise money for the Republican Party. We pay her to bring jobs to Eastern Washington, not to vote to block every jobs bill that comes up! We pay her to remember and honor our vets, not to block a momeless veterans benefits bill.
Whipple’s letter sounds much like McMorris Rodgers’ brochure, “It’s all about jobs, and the economy.” If it’s really like what she says, answer this: Please name any and all bills McMorris Rodgers sponsored or co-sponsored that would be a solution to the economic recovery of Eastern Washington. Don’t tell me what she’s going to do or speak in generalities, let’s discuss what has really happened. What has she done to represent the people of Eastern Washington?
She has sucked off the government long enough and doesn’t deserve another term. She might have been a good legislator at one time but now she’s just another politician who has been in Washington, D.C., too long. We need new blood!