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Old 08-28-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I just read the question and immediatly clicked on "Post a Reply". I haven't read any of the other posts so forgive me if my answer is redundant to someone elses idea.

#1 Fix for Montana's problems:
Re-elect Schweitzer and Bohlinger. Nuff said.
You can't be serious.... Trying not to turn this into a political thread but exactly what have they done to merit re-election other than give out $500 to some people?
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Montana
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You can't be serious.... Trying not to turn this into a political thread but exactly what have they done to merit re-election other than give out $500 to some people?
Not to mention he needs to re-do his TV commercial and tell the truth. Should go like this "We INHERITED (not created) the largest budget surplus the state has ever seen, and then spent every $$ of it."

Saying that they created that surplus is like saying Paris Hilton EARNED her money. Friggin' politicians!
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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Tell us what you think the problems facing Montana are, and how you would solve them. Remember that any decision you make will affect Montanans for the good and bad.
I don't know,once the yuppies start coming its pretty much over for everybody but them.Kind of like a cancer IMHO.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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But by the same token, aren't those same people less of a drain on the area's limited resources?
No not really. Roads still have to be maintained which comes from gas tax, stores have to make enough to exist and in the case of Whitefish there's the sales tax that has to be generated by sales (not always to tourists) and the normal giving to charities,fund raisers etc that a local usually does just because they live here.
Also part time residents generally don't care as much about the area that they're not involved in on a day to day basis.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: West Yellowstone, MT
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I don't know,once the yuppies start coming its pretty much over for everybody but them.Kind of like a cancer IMHO.
I thought what was left of the"yuppies" were concentrated in Seattle with a few scattered around Portland and Spokane. I remember them to be harmless wannabees. I always thought yuppies were interesting as they always "put on the dog" as to have more than they really have. They lease a BMW that they could never afford to own and live in a condo that their parents made the down payment on. They eat at all the best restaurants, play on the most prestigious golf course, take all the most glamorous vacations and at the end of the day, have not saved a penny toward retirement. Whatever!!!
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: The Hi-line
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You can't be serious.... Trying not to turn this into a political thread but exactly what have they done to merit re-election other than give out $500 to some people?
Jobs and increased wages. Wages which they want to increase even more. Their plans for energy in this state have created and are going to create a lot of high-paying jobs. Tax breaks...not just paybacks to property owners, but state income tax cuts. And, on top of all of that, a $400 million dollar budget surplus. That money can go to much needed infrastructure updating. Money money money. We all complain about the cost of living versus our wages, these two are working to close that gap.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: SoCalif
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Wouldn't a discussion about fixing problems begin with an agreement on the problem(s)? The solutions beg to resolve problems that to other people are either non-problems or even strengths. For exaple high paying jobs implies high paying, high value added employers, you know, outsiders. But in the same breath, or post, outsiders, i.e., people who might bring high paying jobs are despised.

A few years ago a client of mine wanted to build a new plant with extremely high paying, and high skilled jobs (Swiss CNC operators for example) but the business and tax climate was so adverse the company would not even consider Montana (as I suggested) instead settling in a different Rocky Mtn. state.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I don't know,once the yuppies start coming its pretty much over for everybody but them.Kind of like a cancer IMHO.
That's for sure, and it's the same everywhere. Once an area gets yuppie-ized, its original character is gone forever, and it fills up with clone-people and yammies (Yet Another Mallies)

Don't build malls, that's the solution! Cuz if you build it, they will come!!
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Jobs and increased wages. Wages which they want to increase even more. Their plans for energy in this state have created and are going to create a lot of high-paying jobs. Tax breaks...not just paybacks to property owners, but state income tax cuts. And, on top of all of that, a $400 million dollar budget surplus. That money can go to much needed infrastructure updating. Money money money. We all complain about the cost of living versus our wages, these two are working to close that gap.
Not to aggrivate you (too much) but I guess it says something when the top radio talk show hosts in San Franfreeko were just cooing yesterday about how they love the Gov of Montana. My brother called and said they couldn't say enough good things about him.
I don't know that I'd want that reccomendation...
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Not to aggrivate you (too much) but I guess it says something when the top radio talk show hosts in San Franfreeko were just cooing yesterday about how they love the Gov of Montana. My brother called and said they couldn't say enough good things about him.
I don't know that I'd want that reccomendation...
Say it ain't so!
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