Congresswoman faces divided crowd in hearing
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- More than 600 people showed up in Spokane for a raucous public meeting with U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, whose role in the Republican leadership of the House of Representative drew praise and criticism.
Rodgers drew cheers from many in the crowd Wednesday evening as she stuck closely to the popular Republican theme that government is the problem.
The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/n22cQA ) reported that Rodgers says the best thing the federal government can do right now is just get out of the way.
But critics blistered Rodgers over efforts to reform Medicare, refusal to increase taxes on the rich and opposition to government programs to create jobs.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com