on political literature
Tom McGillvray has one good idea: enabling us to put locks on our credit reports, something that his party should be doing at the national level. Otherwise he's a total loss. He brags about being ranked 15th of 100 for "fiscally responsible" representatives but doesn't say by whom. I would guess that it was the Montana Taxpayers Association, which means, essentially, that it is an irresponsible position. It is irresponsible to promise to give back the surplus or to promise to cut taxes while we still need state services. I understand that one of the items he considers a waste would eliminate a few thousand dollars to fund chaperones so that parents can visit with children that they are in danger of abusing. That's a waste?
Last night, at about 8:34 p.m. I got an automated phone call from a computer who said it was taking a poll. If it was a poll, then I'm the tooth fairy and I haven't put money under anyone's pillow since my youngest lost his last tooth. The questions were so slanted that they meant only that you would be a fool voting for Jon Tester. They kept asking me if I would vote for Conrad (_____ ______) Burns. I said absolutely not, never, no way, never, under no circumstances. The man is an embarrassment to the state of Montana. But the call was definitely illegal.
And finally, I got a mailing today from the supporters of the Constitutional Amendments to limit spending, stressing that the courts were taking away my right to vote. Actually, I think they took away my rights by bringing in and paying people to gather signatures. I've been on the stump a time or two for signatures and I would never pay people to gather them. I suggest that if they can't get volunteers to collect the signatures, then they don't have enough people who have enough interest to cost us what it takes to put it to the vote. Get real!