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McMorris Rodgers Has
Done Outstanding Job

by Charles Phillips
Union-Bulletin, October 3, 2018

Nearly 10 percent of all U.S. wheat exports are shipped through the four Lower Snake River dams.
(bluefish notes: 4% of US wheat is shipped on the Lower Snake River)

Commodity Tonnage traveling through the Columbia/Snake River 1990 - 2016.  Notice that much of the tonnage comes on barge downstream of Lower Snake River and then passes through McNary lock. Please support and vote for Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Don’t give the socialist tax-and-spend Democrats another vote in the U.S. House.

While in the Washington state Senate, Lisa Brown has continually supported not only a state income tax, but also increases in sales, small business, motor vehicle, gas and death taxes.

Additionally, Lisa supports extreme environmental policies that will hurt farmers and increase the risk of wildfires, and could lead to the removal of the dams on the Snake River. Cathy opposes removal of the dams, which produce enough clean, renewable energy every year to power nearly 2 million homes.

The Snake River dams also allow for the efficient, cost-effective, low-carbon transport of goods. Nearly 10 percent of all U.S. wheat exports are shipped through the four Lower Snake River dams. It would have taken more than 43,000 rail cars, or more than 160,000 semi-trucks, to move the goods that went by barge in 2014.

(bluefish notes: 4% of US wheat is shipped on the Lower Snake River).
But the thing that disturbs me the most about Lisa is her scandalous misrepresentation of Cathy’s record and positions including her claim that Cathy has voted to cut Medicare and Social Security. This is a complete fabrication designed to fool seniors into voting for Lisa.

Even more outrageous is Lisa’s claim that Cathy voted to take health care away from with those with pre-existing conditions. The Washington Post (not exactly a conservative rag) gave this claim Four "PINOCCHIOS" -- or what the Post called a "whopper."

And finally, Lisa has claimed that Cathy doesn’t support CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program. This is a blatant lie. Cathy voted for a 10-year extension of the CHIP program, the most generous and longest reauthorization of the program in its history. In fact, Cathy has been a longtime supporter of CHIP; in 2007 she voted to override President George W. Bush’s veto of CHIP’s reauthorization.

We all know that politics is a blood sport and a very dirty business, but Lisa has taken the pursuit to a new low. Vote for Cathy. Cathy, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. House of Representatives, has done an outstanding job for the people of the 5th Congressional District and our country. She deserves to be returned to office.


Charles Phillips, Walla Walla
McMorris Rodgers Has Done Outstanding Job
Union-Bulletin, October 3, 2018

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