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An email from Cathy McMorris Rodgers

I’m on Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ e-mailing list and sometimes comment as a constituent on Facebook. Her most recent email was titled, “Protecting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.” I read it carefully. She said that there was a lot of fear-mongering going on about the Republican tax bill. I read her letter a second time.

Then, I sent a reply email: “Thank you. Good to know that you are going to ‘fix this after passage’. I, for one, deeply appreciate your promise to make sure that happens, immediately, and certainly before your 2018 re-election campaign. I will tell all my friends who don’t get your letter.”

I just had to share that with all of you good folks in the 5th Congressional District.

Doug Kaer



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