May 16, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 4

McMorris Rodgers' votes in the Congress reflect bad values

Letters to the Editor

We know Mother’s Day is a day in which we honor women for the good they have done. However, some Congressional folks just don’t agree. Ironically, one of those Congressional women is Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State’s 5th District.

McMorris Rodgers has shown her lack of caring for women by: Opposing raising the minimum wage, voting to stop overtime pay for working families and opposing the Lily Ledbetter Paycheck Fairness Act. She was adamantly against the Violence Against Women Act until 10 minutes after her amendment against it was defeated, then voted for it.

She is against any background checks for gun purchases. She supports decreasing funding for Head Start and education as well as supporting the layoff of thousands of teachers, most of whom are women. In healthcare she opposes the Affordable Care Act and supports decreasing funding for Planned Parenthood.  She solidly supports the sequester that will cost Americans 750,000 jobs.

We now know what she gave us for Mother’s Day; I wonder what she got?

Patricia Bates

Clarkston, Wash.

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