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Who's Extreme?

by Ernie Robeson
Spokesman-Review, July 8, 2018

House Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has come out with attack ads paid for with Paul Ryan's PAC money. In the first she asserts that she protected our Snake River dams from "extremists." In reality she goes against the scientists and salmon recovery experts, sponsoring legislation, H.R. 3144 to prohibit court-ordered levels of "spill" over these dams, important for young migrating salmon. Sen. Patty Murray, our courageous Gov. Inslee and Oregon Gov. Brown, and others, have opposed this legislation.

In another PAC ad she attempts to make people fearful of Lisa Brown's tax policy, even though CMR voted for the Republican tax scam that will cost the middle class who pay taxes and will raise the national debt $1.7 trillion.

The latest GOP scam is H.R. 5037. It would take away states' ability to protect their constituents from financial ruin at the hands of corporate fraudsters, cause an increase in securities fraud and jeopardize American's retirement savings.

Extreme? Lisa Brown is a champion on women's rights, health care, the environment, the education and is an economist. She depends on grassroots support and does not take PAC money. With a campaign contribution she will represent us, not the corporate agenda. Our democracy depends on it.

Ernie Robeson, Spokane
Who's Extreme?
Spokesman-Review, July 8, 2018

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