Spokane – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) hosted a successful town hall meeting in Spokane today. The event – which was attended by hundreds of people from the Spokane area – fostered an important exchange of ideas on critical issues, including jobs, government spending, and health care. This was Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ sixth public event in the last two weeks.
“Looking back on my life, I truly believe that I’ve lived the American Dream,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “And that’s why I’ve always seen my number one goal in public life as preserving that dream for our children and grandchildren. Like many of you, I believe the American Dream is in danger. We are experiencing our longest streak of high unemployment since the Great Depression. Every day, the federal government is adding $5 billion to the nation’s $14 trillion debt. For the sake of our economy today – and for the sake of the American Dream tomorrow – we need to stop the Big Government policies that are stifling job creation and get our fiscal house in order.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted against the failed “spend, borrow, and bailout” policies which caused the economic crisis and continue to block recovery. She voted against the Wall Street bailout, the $787 billion economic “stimulus” bill, and the $2.3 trillion health care law.
As part of the new Republican House Majority, Rep. McMorris Rodgers voted for the Budget Control Act and the “Ryan Plan” to prevent tax increases and cut government spending. She is also one of the strongest advocates in Congress for a balanced budget amendment.
“The best way to get our fiscal house in order is to cut government spending,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “Washington has a spending problem; not a revenue problem. And until spending gets under control, job creators will continue to hold back – knowing that every dollar the federal government borrows has to be paid back – either through higher taxes or inflation.”
Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ other public events this month were in Colville, Walla Walla, Clarkston, Davenport, and Newport.