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Can still fight back

While the formal inauguration of Donald Trump has yet to occur, the GOP is wasting no time in their attempt to dismantle government.

The Republican-led Senate has already put into motion the wheels to repeal the ACA, better known as Obamacare. In the House, a Utah Republican has introduced legislation making it easier to transfer the public lands to states, corporations and individuals.

If they are successful in their efforts, millions of citizens will lose the access to affordable health care coverage. Those of us who have used the public lands to hunt, fish and recreate will soon find the “no trespassing” signs to be the rule of the day. It would be a win for Cliven Bundy, the freeloader who refuses to pay his grazing fees. Ironically, if the public lands become private lands, grazing will either be curtailed or the fees will increase substantially.

It is not too late to fight back. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who supports both the repeal of Obamacare, the privatization of Social Security and Medicare and the transfer of the public lands, needs to hear from constituents who are opposed to these efforts. Her phone numbers are listed on her website.

Allen Roberts

St. John

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