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Just like Pinocchio

We all know the story of Pinocchio and how his nose grew when he told a lie. Wouldn’t it be great if that would happen to members of Congress every time they lied? Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers would seek a nose reduction immediately.

Her strategy to climb the political ladder is to spin the truth, or simply not tell it. On the issue of children, she voted to give huge subsidies to the farming industry but voted to cut $8.6 billion from food stamps. Her spin, “By making common-sense reforms … savings are reached without removing anyone from the SNAP program.” There goes her nose.

McMorris Rodgers’ nose grows when she talks about women. She says she’s for women, then votes against equal pay, against protecting all women from violence, against health care and against a minimum wage. There grows her nose.

Concerning health care, she voted 54 times to prevent the Affordable Care Act, wants to make Medicare a voucher program and Medicaid a block grant, yet sends out glossy fliers touting she “is fighting to protect seniors’ healthcare from cutbacks.”

Her nose just continues to grow and grow.

Patricia Bates



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