But then, we don’t really want to think of them, do we? Struggling Montanans don’t have a voice in this state. There’s no periodical for them, and politicians just aren’t as concerned as they used to be.
There’s just no money in poor people.
It’s enough to kill that holiday cheer. And don’t even get me started on Mike Dennison’s piece in the Missoulian today called Bullock’s agenda faces difficult path at GOP-controlled 2015 Legislature.
In the article, Senator Llew Jones (R-Conrad), someone that’s described as a leader of the Montana moderate Republicans, says he doesn’t see much of any support for Bullock’s preschool plans.
I think that’s a shame, mainly because my wife’s a preschool teacher. She makes about $1,200 a month at 35 hours and just had her pay cut back to once a month. It sucks. But I can tell there’ll be no help for her anytime soon, mainly because we don’t value our children.
Oh, you can argue that we do, but when we treat these teachers as second class citizens in Montana, what are we really saying?
Money talks and bullshit walks, and I can tell that for 8 hours each day we don’t give a damn how our kids are treated, because we don’t pay for good teachers. Or are poverty-level incomes all we feel the earliest educators our sons and daughters see is just fine?
It makes me sick, frankly, it makes me damn sick. But then most of those legislators are old men, and they never had to take care of kids. I’d love to see what they’d do if they had just four hours with a 4-year-old, no help from anyone.
Golly, what a boon a check for just $100 would be for me right now. I mean, I paid taxes last year, and probably 400,000 others in Montana did, so that’d be $40 million.
Oh, but we’re just talking about giving tax relief to important people, aren’t we, like those that own property? Maybe those that have businesses or employ people? Or perhaps just those that take a lot of money from the feds to prop up…well, whatever it is that needs propping up because it can’t make-do on it’s own.
“On this point, Bullock’s agenda is largely bare,” Dennison continues, and I think we all know why – Bullock, like most Democrats these days, abhor tax relief.
I spent $250 on presents this year, and I think my wife is about in the same boat. On top of that we’ve got a $150 power bill and $230 in car insurance due this month. And let’s not get into the $665 rent.
So that’s $730 more than usual that we had to come up with this month, taking up what savings we had. I’ll tell ya, it’ll be tight this month, real tight.
But we’ll get by, because that’s what people in Montana do. I’d like some help from my government on that, but I suppose that’s too much to ask. I mean, rich people deserve to get in line first. Hell, maybe they should be the only ones that can stand in line.
Yeah, maybe not, maybe we don’t need tax relief. I mean, what’s wrong with a decade of Montana tax policy that looks like this?
Gutting the system. It truly is unfortunate our governor thinks helping out our midd…sorry – what’s left of our middle class – is such a bad thing. But then they’re not those bankers looking to make a shit-ton of interest off that bonding bill, something the Republicans are eager for them to do as well.
I hope those moderate Republicans don’t just help us take on more debt in the form of long-term interest payments. When you have the cash, use it.
I know some Republicans might want to use their campaign cash to make “gutting the system” signs, or maybe even those running in the 2016 primary.
What the hell? But then…what the hell am I thinking? The Montana Democratic Party isn’t working for people like me and my family – that fallacy ended a long time ago.