Archive for November, 2017

Again, McMorris Fails to Speak out

Once again, Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 5th Congressional District fails to speak out.  A few days ago, Trump used a Native American name, specifically Pocahontas, to denigrate Senator Elizabeth Warren because of her very distant Native American Heritage. Most of you probably see why this is racist.  It is using someones name in vain, and choosing a historical minority person as the name.

Actually, the actual historical details of Pocahontas possibly quite gruesome.  Much of it is no Disney story. She was kidnapped and allegedly raped and poisoned by white settlers.  I sincerely  doubt that our idiot President was aware of that, but it just adds to the insult.

From Senator Lisa Brown who is running against McMorris Rodgers . . .

Not only are the important things being ignored, but equally disturbing is the recent incident of President Trump referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring Native veterans. This is the latest in a string of disrespectful or disproven pronouncements by the President, and yet Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers remains silent.I will be civil, but I will not be silent. I will speak out about incidents like these, and will put country over party in Congress. Please support me with a contribution today. As the end of the year draws near, congressional lawmakers are focusing all their time and energy on pushing proposals that will harm the people of our district.

Thank you,

That is what I like about Lisa Brown. She is willing to stand up to power and say what needs to be said. Thank you Lisa.  I really hope you beat McMorris.

 

 

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Taxation without Representation that has a Clue

Look folks, our U.S. economy is doing well. There is no need to cut taxes for the rich to stimulate investment into the U.S. economy.  There is plenty investment capital, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the other Republicans in the U.S. House or Representatives voted again to give another huge tax break for the rich. Simply stated, the only reason they cut taxes  was to do a political favor for the corporate and super rich Republican base.

Low interest rates are the most reliable sign of plenty investment capital, and they are really low. The current federal funds rate is near a 40 year low at around 1.2%, which is why loans for corporate investment, home buyers, consumes, and students are also at a low rate. The financial markets are flooded with investment capital and cheap loans. It does not make any economic sense to once again cut taxes for the rich to create even more investment capital for the economy.

Low interest rates are good, of course. However, realistically, interest rates cannot get much lower.  Also, the overall economy is solid.  Unemployment is low, inflation is low, and the GDP is growing a solid 3%.

So why would McMorris and her pals vote for these tax cuts? If you are a Republican in congress who has no major legislative accomplishments to show after your party has controlled the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, the White House, and the U.S. Supreme Court for eleven months, you need do something going into an election year.

The one thing that most Republicans can agree upon is tax cuts especially when it is for the rich, and in this case it will result in a cut in Medicaid that will hurt the low income and the elderly. As expected, Cathy McMorris Rodgers cast her vote for the Republican tax cut last week. Now, she tries to defend her vote in the Spokesman Review.

Q: What are the tax bill’s implications to Medicare and to Medicaid and the people who depend on it?

A: I think the impact of the tax bill for America and for individuals and families is that it is fundamentally going to mean, yes, more money in your pocket. It’s going to be jobs growth, job opportunities and, ultimately, it’s going to mean increased economic activity and an increased number of people that are in the workforce that are working, that are paying taxes.

Q: But what about Medicare, people who are past their working years?

A: It’s going to mean more money in their pockets.

Rubbish, there is no factual basis for her statements.

 

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