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Stay in your lane

To: Cathy McMorris Rogers. I believe the phrase is “stay in your lane.”

I chided you during your campaign for picking “low hanging ” issues and you continue to do so by jumping lanes and urging our governor to reopen our local economy. I believe my city and county leaders are quite capable of representing the local area and your voice lends nothing to the discussion.

On the other hand, you remain eerily silent on the national level when it comes to addressing the national fallout from the pandemic. How about you work to develop national re-opening strategies?

There will be no magic switch for reopening our country. The strong economy was a myth when after missing one paycheck millions of Americans stood in food lines and continue to do so today? Where is the strategy to address food production, supply chain distribution and food insecurity for millions of youngsters and adults? Where is the strategy to address the millions who lost jobs and health insurance? Where is the strategy to address the ongoing childcare needs of millions of Americans? What about strategies to help fund states, city and county governments, hospitals, and our schools and universities?

Our economy will never be the same as we are experiencing a worldwide paradigm shift that requires extraordinary critical thinking in order to move forward. Please stay in your lane and lead at the national level.

Claude Kistler



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