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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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Mark Hamilton's house at 217 E. Pacific Republican Pastor Mark Hamilton, who was essentially called a liar by one of his church members, was thrown off the ballot and found ineligible to run for Spokane City Council in 2013.  Why?  Because Carol McGirk and Cathy Gunderson filed a complaint with Superior Court that Hamilton was not eligible to run for office.  Read the rest of this entry

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Matt SheaWashington State Representative Matt Shea (R) of Spokane Valley wants to change how the State divides up its electoral college delegates for the U.S. President.  Currently, the majority winner of Washington States’ popular vote gets all the delegates.  Matt Shea wants to divide the electoral college delegates between Eastern and Western Washington.  Shea’s idea would likely benefit Republican candidates since Democratic candidates for President usually win the majority of popular votes in the State of Washington and Republicans usually win the majority of votes in Eastern Washington.  Read the rest of this entry

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Matt Shea (R) Pulled Gun on Motorist — with Video

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State Rep. Matt Shea Pulled Gun on Spokane Motorist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a sad day when someone has to be afraid for their life because of a threat of violence. It makes it even worse when the threat of violence comes from an elected official who (is supposed to) hold the public trust. This is what happened in November, 2011. It was Republican State Representative Matt Shea, Spokane Valley, WA, 4th Legislative District, who pulled a loaded handgun on Leroy Norris of Spokane County.  Here is a YouTube video that we produced about the incident involving Matt Shea.  Spokane is safer without him.  Read the rest of this entry

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Todd Mielke Website

Todd Mielke is running for re-election for Spokane County Commission, and his past may be catching up with him. The site details his history as an aid for Jim West, as a tobacco lobbyist, and as a politician. In 1995 Republican Todd Mielke resigned from the Washington State Legislature to become a high paid lobbyist for big pharmaceutical companies and the tobacco industry. A few years  later the Republican ran for the Spokane County Commission. Read the rest of this entry

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Candidate Amy Biviano for the 4th LD in Spokane County has built a growing list of Republican endorsements because of her even  temperament, business experience, and her ability to work across party lines. The 4th Legislative District includes Spokane Valley and has historically been very conservative.  Challenger Amy Biviano may have a chance at beating Matt Shea. Read the rest of this entry

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Nancy McLaughlin, Spokane is Laughing

Nancy McLaughlin candidate for the Washington State Legislature was caught faking the support of the well-liked Ben Stuckart.  Stuckart was a bit angry, and he wants to make it loud and clear that he does NOT support Republican Nancy McLaughlin in her bid for a 3rd Legislative District Washington State Senate seat against Democrat Andy Billig.

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he didn’t give City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin permission to use a picture of him on a campaign mailer for state Senate. Read the rest of this entry

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Rob McKenna won the first debate? I don’t think so

Rob McKenna has been making his rounds with the outlandish claim that he won the first debate with candidate Jay Inslee for Governor of Washington.  The debate occurred in Spokane two weeks ago.  Maybe McKenna thought  it was a contest to be the most annoying, or the most elitist, or perhaps who could bash middle-class American’s the hardest.

To quote one audience member who was at the Jay Inslee vs. Rob McKenna debate, Rob McKenna was apparently “blaming homeowners for the financial crisis.”

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