New blood needed in Congress


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!

Bruce McCutcheon

Walla Walla



CBPhilliips says...

Yes, facts are important. Obama has admitted that his unaffordable and unpopular healthcare transformation relies on hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare cuts. The assertion that the $712 billion that Obama took from Medicare was accomplished by a reduction in administrative costs rather than reduced services is absurd. The annual cost of Medicare for 2011 is projected to be $551 billion. The cost to administer the programs runs about 2.9 percent of the annual Medicare budget. http://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.... Romney and Ryan have a plan to save and preserve Medicare. Democrats offer nothing except cuts and rationing.

Posted 16 September 2012, 7:34 p.m. Suggest removal

Iopine says...

The Democrats have been 2/3 of the government since 2007. But according to progressive liberals it is the Republicans fault. For two years the Democrats totally dominated with the majority and even there own party couldn't get anything accomplished except with "you have to pass it to know whats in it" Obamacare! I would think that you should get a better source for you information and one that is reliable not some ignorant progressive liberal rhetoric based talking points. Check out the Alinsky files and then tell us which direction this country is moving??

Posted 17 September 2012, 6:23 a.m. Suggest removal

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