While Republicans cry about Governor Schweitzer bullying them, I think more Democrats need to learn the value of calling them out on their nonsense and lies.
Senator Dave Lewis, last week:
Lewis said he is considering capping state employees’ salaries at twice the average Montana family’s income, which he estimated is about $40,000 per family. So he would cap employees’ pay at $80,000
“When I retired 10 years ago, I never made over $55,000,” Lewis said. “Management salaries have doubled over 10 years. I think that’s way more than taxpayers can afford.”
Governor Schweitzer, yesterday:
When a reporter Monday asked Schweitzer about the proposal, the Democratic governor had ready a PowerPoint slide that showed Lewis’ “actual salaries” of $70,000 and $75,000 in 1992 and 1999, and that the latter salary adjusted for inflation would be nearly $109,000 in 2010.
Maybe Senator Lewis should stick to plans to urge withdrawal from the UN.