Thursday Numbers

Procrastination is totally a good thing. You always have something to do tomorrow, plus you have nothing to do today. – Unknown

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include emergency relief for farmers, Mega Millions winner, unemployment, VP in Billings, Cascade County Detention Facility, Thursday Numbers, Montana State Fair, Jennifer Lopez, Club for Growth & Sen. Tester, Impeachment, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Tester Time

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. – Elizabeth Kenny

Montana’s Senior U.S. Senator, Democrat Jon Tester, is up for reelection this year. That means it’s Tester Time!

In case you missed it, Tester was one of 18 senators who voted against the short-term funding measure to reopen the government this week.

His “No” vote received a lot of attention. Roll Call reported it this way:

Montana Sen. Jon Tester was the only red-state Democrat up for re-election this year to vote against a stopgap funding measure Monday to end the three-day government shutdown.

Senators are well-known for the changes they go through the last couple years of their six-year term. They attend more meetings, issue more press releases, and are friendlier to the voters.

Sure Tester does some of the same things, but his “No” vote on the short-term funding bill only gave his opponents some much-needed ammo.

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Published in: on January 24, 2018 at 7:52 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Tester Time  
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