It’s certainly amusing to watch Jim Lynch try to convince voters that he’s not only a Republican, but some kind of TEA Party conservative, given his most recent job, political campaigns, and history of political donations. It’s less amusing, however, to imagine what Lynch as governor would do.
In his first (I believe) campaign newsletter, Lynch asked and answered a question, presumably because no one was at his campaign event to do it.
That’s just tripe. Those radicals at the Tax Foundation said Montana’s business tax climate is 8th in the country, that we had relatively low property and income taxes, and that Montana is a beneficiary of federal dollars, at a $1.46: $1 ratio. You want to talk about a real issue facing Montana? Imagine a world in which a bunch of nullifying nitwits manage to drive off federal funding for the state.
As for me, I like highways.
And let’s not forget that the Chamber of Commerce thinks Montana has a pretty damn fine business climate:
Bolstered by growth in the energy field, especially in renewable wind energy, Montana is well positioned for new job creation. In most cases this job growth will be driven by small to medium-sized knowledge-based enterprises that are attracted to the state for its high quality of life and access to the vast outdoor recreational opportunities. Montana is a national leader in the field of entrepreneurial activity, garnering a top position for business climate and entrepreneurship in multiple indices.
Montana has streamlined and shortened permitting and regulatory processes in order to ease barriers to access for new and expanding businesses.
I’d say that Mr. Lynch overlooked a couple of even more pressing issues: a troubling lack of self-awareness in political candidates and a horrifying decline in proofreading. Also from his newsletter:
We need candidates and elected officials that walks the walk, not just talk the talk. We don’t need more of our failed past. We need new blood with fresh and unspoiled attitudes.
I am that candidate. I have the public sector record to prove it.
He has the public sector record to prove that he has “new blood”?