Quote for the Day…
No matter how low I lower the bar of expectations, some people manage to roll right under it. – Rusafu
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Rep. Liz Cheney
- Tax Rebates
- More Shootings
REP. LIZ CHENEY:
If you look at news reports from across the country then you’ll see that most reporters and political pundits believe that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY/AL) will lose today (Tuesday) in the Wyoming Republican primary to a Donald Trump MAGA opponent.
I doubted that the people in Wyoming would be dumb enough to dump Cheney, but they have drunk the MAGA Kool-Aid, and it looks like it will happen.
Cheney has some options if she loses. One report I watched said she could run as a write-in candidate in the General Election, which could be some revenge. Another option is to take her substantial war chest and start running for President, that is after she gets Trump indicted.
Cheney knew that following her oath of office would have repercussions:
“As soon as I voted to impeach, I knew I’d be in this position. I clearly put my oath of office above political calculations. What surprises me is there are so few who have done that.” (Source)
I’m surprised, too. History will be kind to Cheney.
Maybe Montana could trade Matt Rosendale and/or Steve Daines for Liz Cheney?
MTN News is reporting that Montana lawmakers will once again be asked if they want to hold a special legislative session this year, this time to consider using the state’s budget surplus for tax rebates.
According to the article, the surplus could be over $2 billion.
With that much surplus, MTN reports:
The lawmakers made three proposals: property tax rebates of up to $1,000 for homeowners’ primary residences; income tax rebates of up to $1,250 for individuals and $2,500 for couples filing jointly; and a $100 million payment to reduce Montana’s bonded debt. Hertz said they are currently working on a draft bill.
I would encourage the lawmakers to vote “YES” on the special session. Give it back! I hope to be able to list who voted yes and who were the tightwads.
Read the MTN report HERE.
It’s very disturbing, but when you have a group like the MAGA folks attacking the police in the capitol then calling for civil war and outing the officials who served a search warrant on their supreme leader, it’s no surprise what is happening in our country.
NBC News is reporting that there have been nearly 19% more shootings of police officers this year, compared to this time in 2021.