Who repays Giantforte's loan to himself?
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Posted by Hanson (+1277) one month ago
Giantforte just lent himself another $4 million in his campaign to buy Montana. How do you suppose he intends to repay this loan? It’s simple, if elected governor it will be repaid the way Republicans always repay themselves. They cut taxes on the ultra-wealthy and corporations. The tax cuts on the ultra-wealthy skims money from the state that lands directly in their bank accounts. The cuts to corporate taxes result in campaign contributions to them and their friends. So what is the rub?

The rub is the damage done to all state programs, including education, that the non-ultra-wealthy citizens of this state rely upon to just get by. The loss of income from the ultra-wealthy and corporate income taxes is made up by raising local property taxes and eventually, what the ultra-wealthy wanted in the first place but could not openly advocate, a general sales tax. A general sales tax allows the taxation of even the poorest citizen and those living on Social Security or on disability.

I remember when Republican Marc Racicot was elected governor in 1993, Montana enjoyed some of the lowest utility rates in the nation. The Republicans pushed for and Racicot signed into law disastrous deregulation of Montana’s utility sector and a $1billion giveaway to the ultra-wealthy and corporations. Montana went from enjoying some of the lowest utility rates to some of the highest nationally. Montana Power Company filed for bankruptcy, then disappeared altogether, wiping out workers’ pensions and investments. His lieutenant Governor, Judy Martz, succeeded him continuing his irresponsible fiscal agenda, damaging our infrastructure, educational system and raising local taxes. Some of us remember the end of her one term, ending twelve years of disastrous Republican administration.

Democrat Brian Schweitzer followed Martz, ending his eight-year administration with low unemployment and an end fund balance of more than $450 million. Thanks to his leadership Montana was in better economic shape. Montana Governor Steve Bullock continued to promote sound fiscal and regulatory programs. Our state remains in good economic shape and our public lands are secure under Governor Bullock’s leadership. Why would we put Gianforte in a position to run us into the ditch again? Vote for Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10785) one month ago
Many in Montana vote R because, you know, it stands for racism. They say it's about all sort of things like the economy (which is lie because the economy ALWAYS does better under Democratic administrations) or some pretend "pro-life" nonsense but it is really about RACISM.
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Posted by ronaldr (+19) one month ago
Maybe Biden should pay it back with all the money he is getting from Russia. Google the words Biden - Bobulinski , the truth is coming out. The democrats falsely accused the President of collusion when it is - was - them doing it all along !
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Posted by David Schott (+15816) one month ago
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I grow very weary of this sort of scummy politics. Shame on the Trump camp for always taking the low road.

I want better from my next president.
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Posted by Bruce Ingraham (+198) one month ago
It totally surprises me that anyone on this site could label every republican a racist. What are Democrats? Dummies? Independent? Idiots? Everyone has a right to their opinion and choices of who they support. Respect that. Someone on this site owes many people an apology.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10785) one month ago
If nine guests and one Nazi sit down to dinner, how many Nazis are there? Ten. Because if you support a Nazi, you are a Nazi. If you support a racist, you are a racist. You many not THINK of yourself as one. You may think you are a lovely person who would NEVER be racist but you are wrong. If you support racism, corruption, dishonestly, contempt, cruelty, etc. then you are as well.
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Posted by Bruce Ingraham (+198) one month ago
Comparing racism and being a nazi to US politics is wrong. Similar to being accused of slamming a child into a fence.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10785) one month ago
Racism is PART of Nazism. A very big part. And it is very simple. If you support a racist, you are then okay with racism. If you are okay with racism, you are a racist.

And, yes, I overreacted to an incident at school which was closed some time ago. If you want to bring it up, go ahead. Because I am the sort of responsible adult who admits to mistakes. Just remember, you will be violating the privacy of the child involved and that is a very, very bad thing to do.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3435) one month ago
Again with the yelling and accusations. What's the fun of "fence slamming" a child? It is much better to see how long it takes for one of the sticky, little twits to slide down the wall.

[Edited by Tucker Bolton (10/23/2020 5:19:58 PM)]
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Posted by Bruce Ingraham (+198) one month ago
If you are ok with bouncing a kid off the fence then you are a child abuser. Anyone that supports you is a child abuser by following your own definition of racism.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10785) one month ago
I made a mistake at my previous job, which has ABSOLUTELY no business being in this conversation. I respect the privacy of children and I suggest you do the same. What I am is irrelevant to this conversation. Please stop bringing up matters that are subject to strict privacy rules or I will contact the school district.

One more time. I made a mistake at work. Attacking me will not change that or the way the matter was dealt with to the satisfaction of all parties. It is irrelevant to your supporting a racist, lying, incompetent braggart.

What is relevant to your supporting a racist is YOUR SUPPORTING A RACIST.
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