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Mon., July 29, 2013, midnight

Her allegiance is clear

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers recently posted on Facebook that she is working hard to “dismantle Obamacare as part of my ongoing fight for solutions to spur economic growth, create new jobs, and provide a more secure future for all Washingtonians.”

What she actually did was use her leadership position in the Republican caucus to dismantle the food stamp program. In her district, that action will harm many of our neediest neighbors while increasing the food insecurity of our children. One in five depend on food stamps worth $130 per person a month.

While Cathy may not think that having health insurance coverage is important to the people of her district, I find it hard to believe that she would think that having enough food to eat is optional.

In The Spokesman-Review, Cathy explained that “farmers need certainty.” Apparently, hungry people in the 7th Legislative District don’t.

I think it is easy to understand how priorities are set in Cathy’s mind. Look at the contributions to her re-election campaign from big farmers and compare those with contributions from the very neediest in our district. She made the obvious choice about who most needs a secure future.

Sue Scobby

Newport, Wash.

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