I understand and respect the current HD3 incumbent’s position against future tax incentives and subsidies while leaving those already in place alone. This position hit home with me the other day as I was filling up my gas tank at $3.70 a gallon. The incumbent claims the incentives that enabled the power agreement between Flathead Electric and F.H. Stoltze are a waste of taxpayer money. But the tax payer dollars already in place that subsidize oil companies who continue to profit in the billions are just fine?
This is insulting and a slap in the face. Why would you be against investing in quality job creation, renewable energy and forest health, but be in favor of rewarding oil giants millions of our tax dollars when we are already paying $3.70 at the pump? This philosophy is not consistent with the values of constituents in HD 3. You have been entrenched and paid with our tax dollars for 10 years Mr. incumbent. I am tired of subsidizing your radical and detrimental positions in the Montana legislature. It’s time for a fresh start.