With Congress back in session, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been posting her recent votes on her Facebook page. Her announcements on changing Affordable Care Act coverage from 30- to 40-hour workers and supporting the Keystone XL pipeline are both couched in doublespeak, misrepresentations and falsehoods in an attempt to present her actions as good for the people of Eastern Washington.
One announcement she hasn’t made concerns her vote on restricting the reallocation of revenue to the Social Security Disability Insurance Fund. When the fund is depleted in 2016, disabled recipients’ benefits will be reduced by 19 percent.
Where is the proud Facebook post? Isn’t threatening the livelihood of the disabled and using them as pawns to manufacture a crisis something to boast about? Isn’t threatening the disabled just as good as incentivizing employers to reduce employee work hours so they no longer have to provide health care benefits? Isn’t threatening the disabled just as good as enabling the use of the most toxic fossil fuel ever extracted from our planet? Could she not find the right words?
Well, I can. Shame on you, congresswoman. Shame on you.