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Fri., May 19, 2017, midnight

Stand up for people

In the past, I have not agreed with everything my representatives have done, but I have always believed most of them have truly been working to make this a better country. Now, after the slew of recommendations, the party in power has weakened environmental protection, our education system and individual freedoms, and I no longer feel this way.

In their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans have proven their only real interest is to prove they could overturn Obama’s signature piece of legislation, save millions for their rich supporters and further support tax cuts for the top 1 percent. It was purely a vendetta with absolutely no indication they were concerned with actually providing needed health care to the American people.

Since Trump is incompetent as a leader, our only hope is Rep. McMorris Rodgers and others in Congress will stand up for their constituents. So far this session, she has only been interested taking egocentric steps to further her career and walking lockstep with her party. She needs to quit worrying about photo-bombing every news photo of Paul Ryan or Trump and work on legislation that is actually beneficial to those she is supposed to represent.

David Clark


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