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Who to vote for then?

I attended a BBQ to meet and greet Lisa Brown, a candidate for Congress. I asked her three pertinent questions: 1. Who do you support for president? 2. Where do you stand on gun control and assault rifles in particular? 3. How do we fix Social Security?

I was disappointed as she didn’t have definitive answers for these basic questions. She talked about increasing scholarship grants for higher education and assisting in health care costs. But again, no ideas expressed as to how. For 50 years we have heard about “closing loop holes” and “cutting unnecessary programs,” but it never happens nor will it ever happen. The ideas for improvement are great, but everything comes with a cost. Either taxes would be raised or existing budget programs would need to be cut (or both) to accomplish anything new. No politician will say it. But, it’s the simple truth. I am looking for a candidate who has convictions and specific solutions to accomplish those convictions. Not empty rhetoric and promises that will never be achieved.

I was ready to vote for Lisa Brown as I am not happy with Cathy McMorris Rogers but neither candidate offers solid solutions.

Barry Bauchwitz

Spokane Valley


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