SPOKANE – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) hosted a successful town hall meeting in Spokane today. The town hall, which was sponsored byAmerica Speaking Out – a new project led by House Republicans to solicit ideas from the public – focused on jobs, spending, health care, government reform, and national security.
“After years of bad policy and broken politics, America is at the crossroads,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “The people of Eastern Washington recognize – as I do – that a crisis caused by too much government spending, borrowing, and bailouts will not be solved with more spending, borrowing, and bailouts.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted against the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, the $787 billion economic “stimulus” bill, and the $1.3 trillion radical health care bill.
“To rejuvenate our economy and put our fiscal house in order, I support a balanced budget amendment and a constitutional amendment to limit federal spending,” said the Congresswoman. “I also want to repeal the government takeover of health care and replace it with practical solutions that lower medical costs and improve outcomes.”
America Speaking Out features an interactive website where any citizen can submit a policy idea, promote their idea, debate the ideas posted by others, and share those ideas with their friends via Facebook and Twitter. In four months, 14,000 ideas have been posted on ASO and 700,000 votes have been cast.
“Through the ASO website and town halls, Republicans in Congress are listening to the people. And if we listen to the people – instead of expanding the power of Big Government – I know we can keep the American Dream alive for the next generation.”