Many are called but few get up. – Oliver Herford
Today I take a look at Montana’s gas tax, immigration raids, Stephen Miller, the Grammy Awards, and Saturday Night Live.
Montana Gas Tax:
Mike Dennison from MTN news on Friday reported that State Representative Frank Garner (R-Kalispell) said he’ll be introducing a bill to increase the state gasoline tax by 8 cents a gallon. If approved, Montana’s state gas tax would be 35 cents per gallon. That’s in addition to the 18.4 cents we pay in federal gas taxes.
The gas tax increase proposed by Garner is ridiculous. Montanans pay enough gas taxes already. I’ll be watching for this bill and publicize those in the legislature who want to increase our gas taxes.
No new taxes!
The New York Times reported that Federal immigration officials arrested more than 600 people across at least 11 states last week. There were protests and stories all across the United States about “immigration raids.”
Last week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tweeted “ICE will remove illegal aliens convicted of felony offenses as ordered by an immigration judge” and “ICE targets convicted criminals and others who are illegally present in the United States” and “ICE immigration enforcement actions target specific individuals according to the laws passed by Congress.”
I have compassion for those who are deported and separated from families, but the bottom line is they are in the USA illegally. I don’t think we have the resources to go after those whose only crime is being here illegally, but I do believe we need to go after and remove those who have committed felonies while in this country.
White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller was on all the Sunday talk shows and although President Trump tweeted that Miller did a “Great job” I was not impressed with him.
It appeared to me and several others that he was reading from a script or something to help him answer the questions. He was appearing on the shows from the White House briefing room.
Miller brought up the voter fraud claims again and the Washington Post gave him four Pinocchios.
Sean Spicer: “I’m tired of everyone thinking I’m the biggest idiot in Trump’s circle.”
Stephen Miller: “Hold my beer.”
Who is next up to speak for the Trump administration?
The Grammy Awards:
This was my favorite part of the Grammy Awards:
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Saturday Night Live:
In case you missed it, Melissa McCarthy was back as “Spicey” – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer: