Where is leadership from McMorris Rodgers


Thursday was day three of the federal shutdown, at a cost now of $600 million of taxpayer dollars.

I’m confused. Wasn’t it the Republicans who have a reputation for being fiscally conservative? If so, this shutdown flies in the face of that reputation.

Further, if the GOP says it cares about children, then why did its members just vote last month to cut $40 billion from food stamps? And why are they OK with shutting the government, which also shuts Head Start and WIC, two vital programs supporting children?

If they say they love business, why are they purposefully tanking the economy with a shutdown and a refusal to raise the debt ceiling? If they care about homeland security, why is the GOP OK with sending 70 percent of intelligence workers on furlough, greatly increasing our vulnerability?

About 65 million people voted to re-elect President Obama, and the nation is being held hostage by a few extremists in the Republican Party.

Where is the leadership from our own congresswoman? Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers should stand up to those who refuse to govern and get back to work.

Our children need food, our businesses need stability, and the American people for sure need access to health care. I write this letter to the editor instead of McMorris Rodgers’ office because I never hear anything back from her staff.

Peace be with my neighbors and my country.

Everett Maroon

Walla Walla


thrifty 2 years, 1 month ago

Confusion seems to be just one of your problems. The administration determines what will continue to operate and what will not. USDA just decided that perhaps they had enough funds to take care of WIC for the month of October (the Secretary of Ag is appointed by the President). Odd that Camp David is being kept operational while our WWII vets are being abandoned. The President is the leader of our country and so far by refusing to become involved he hasn't exhibited much leadership. Is that what 65 million people voted for?


NewInWW 2 years, 1 month ago

65 million (accepting your number) people voted for the guy who was clearly going to keep Obamacare. The government has been shut down by a very small portion of House Republicans, who don't think that what the voters have decided should be given much respect. But then Republicans these days seem to be mostly about reducing voting rights for anyone who isn't a Republican, so they may not view the last presidential election as valid because too many non-Republicans got to vote.


chicoli 2 years, 1 month ago

We need to vote Cathy out of office ASAP!


Iopine 2 years, 1 month ago

It seems with this influx of biased letters the Dems must have had there yearly meeting and apparently it was held at the Chairmans pot garden. Reading through the blurry haze of script (in all of the letters) makes it very difficult to understand.

Maybe the Left side of the aisle should be looking to see where there Senators (Murray & Cantwell) are located or whether they were furloughed along with the other non-essential employees. The House sends legislation to the Senate and nobody is home? So when the Dems come back to reality and decide to sit down and negiotate maybe something can get done.

Of course they still need to bring in the Star hypocrite (Mr. President) from his touring and TV campaigns to possibly start performing his job that he is getting overpaid for. Maybe if the President had to pay for the fuel on Air Force One he would spend a lot more time in the White House?


stvsngltn 2 years, 1 month ago

Murray's been spotted, NamVet. Saw her with Reid, Schumer and Durban shuffle up to a podium recently in D.C. They looked like (and are) the four stooges. Keep up the fight! Actually, though, I suspect not too many read these online missives other than the usual contributors .... including the four stooges' fans and we know who those are.


Iopine 2 years, 1 month ago

Totally agree Steve - It's rather ironic that some would actually call for a clean C/R and allow Trillions of dollars to be passed onto the future generations of there families to pay off the current rising debt. I would guess they won't be happy until this country is turned into a Socialist state?


briandohe 2 years, 1 month ago

CMR would do well to skip the scripted talking points and help bring a CR vote to the House floor.


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