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Sold out again

Cathy McMorris Rodgers sold us out once again on the Republican tax reform bill. According to a CNN report, an in-depth analysis reveals middle-class Americans will receive a modest reward for five years while the highest wealthy receive mega-benefits and tax relief into perpetuity. How long are you going to let this lady destroy us in every way: environmentally, voting for corporate giveaways, disastrous health bills and keeping us broke and downtrodden?

And lying to us all the way that she does it for our benefit.

Annie Griffin

Spokane Valley


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