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Sun May 9, 2021, 05:25 AM

Tester touts need for more economic help

Congress must continue the economic recovery spurred by the American Rescue Plan Act or risk losing global stature, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said during a Missoula visit on Friday.

And that requires cooperation from Republicans in the evenly divided Senate or the elimination of the filibuster that gives the minority party blocking power, Tester said. In response to Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that “100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration,” Tester said he hoped he could break the gridlock.

“Hopefully, we can get some Republicans to not listen to him,” Tester said. “Otherwise the filibuster would be gone if that’s the line he’s driving.”

Tester said in his new role as chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, he’s been reviewing the infrastructure investments that China and Russia have been making that give them competitive advantages over the United States.

Read more: https://missoulian.com/news/local/tester-touts-need-for-more-economic-help/article_73a45bf0-b180-5371-98f6-a7f78c3fe3cd.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 06:39 AM

1. Montana doesn't even knowledge the wishes nor the majority of vote approval . ..

by it's people. It's downright a fascist state along with some of the other red states.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 07:59 AM

2. It is now...

Wasn't so a few years ago.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Sun May 9, 2021, 09:01 AM

3. I blame the RW radio programs that broadcast over so much of the state.

And limited internet access.

Just like other rural states people can't afford what internet or cable access they may have access to. It is part of the fly over country. This is why broadband access is part of the infrastructure financing. Children need it for school and adults need it for current events.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Sun May 9, 2021, 12:00 PM

4. It's actually worse than that....

Regarding the internet access. Three years ago, maybe four, the state closed more than half the Job Services offices which are the statewide UI/find a job place and also welfare offices except child services. There's only one per county. They rely on a nonprofit to handle homeless and access to applications for the few federally funded programs available. There's really no social safety net here. I was homeless for ten months not so long ago and it really sucked. And I was a federal gov't employee before that. The current system sets up you up for further victim-hood rather than helping you keep from living on the street. The current group at the capitol seem to be trying to run off the low income people and sell everything off to billionaires. Montana has a lot of value and it is held in public trust by the federal government, they want to gain control of it and sell it off for personal profit.

This state is in danger and I don't know if I should be available to get caught in the crossfire.

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