New on the list from last year are Veterans and Military, Fighting Terrorism (perhaps replacing National Security), Education, and Social Security and Medicare. Disappointingly, regardless of which issue you think is the most is most important, what she doesn't give you is the opportunity to do is tell her what you would like done with that issue. So if 25% of the respondents select Social Security and Medicare as the most important issue--the first top ten issue ridiculously being the selection of the most important issue--she could interpret that to mean the respondents that select Social Security and Medicare want it privatized, or cut, or dramatically expanded, or whatever.
Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen’s freedom. Their proper role in a free society should be to fund services that are essential and authorized by the Constitution, such as national security, and the care of those who cannot care for themselves.
And we don't want to reduce our freedom, do we? And Republicans have a sterling record of using taxes for the care of those who cannot care for themselves.
Yes, we know Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted against the Affordable Care Act. Many, many, many times. Yes, the web site was a piece of crap. This is the first time I've seen her mention anything along the lines of keeping the law. As for starting from scratch, the Affordable Health Care law was passed in March of 2010. Republicans have been busy with the repeal part of "repeal and replace", but not so much with the replace part. A bill they offered up last September benefited the wealthy and the insurance companies.
temperatures are rising faster than predicted will we become extinct sooner than predicted too?
Schedule I list. There's no science supporting it's placement there. How about funding research so we can scientifically determine if or when someone is impaired? How about funding medical research? How about taking a larger view and addressing the war on drugs? Check out Portugal's reduction in drug use and abuse since they decriminalized possession and use back in 2001.
In the last two surveys she referred to them as illegal immigrants. This year they're undocumented persons. What? They're not criminals? Is this a kinder, gentler congresswoman perhaps? One possible answer she leaves out is providing more low-skill worker visas, of which there are too few issued, so workers could come to the U.S. legally, work during the season, and then return home.
Take the survey if you think it will matter, but since the main top ten issue Cathy McMorris Rodgers dealt with last year was the Affordable Care Act, don't expect it to.