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Key question missing

A few days ago I received one of those occasional questionnaires politicians send out when they want to appear concerned about what I think. This one was from the office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and listed what she thought were 10 top issues, and asked my opinion on these issues.

None of the 10 issues was related to the performance of the legislators themselves. That is the No. 1 issue that needs to be addressed. Their self-serving attitude and total disregard for doing what is right for this country apparently has no boundaries. That is my opinion.

Gary Way

Spokane Valley


 

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