Over the last year or so Senator Steve Daines has been too busy to hold a town hall with his constituents.
He’s found time to hob-knob with the President. He’s found time to host lavish fundraisers in Big Sky. He’s found time to go backpacking during the Congressional recess. But a town hall with his constituents has never made it on the calendar. In fact, Montanans looking to contact Senator Daines have received full voicemail boxes, form letters, and locked offices across Montana.
Lately, a Montanan had a better chance of finding Greg Gianforte’s mugshot than Steve Daines holding a public event.
But Senator Daines is hosting his high-tech jobs summit next Monday! What a great opportunity to talk about the many pressing issues facing Montanans! How will Daines’ attempts to eliminate all certainty in the health care market impact jobs? How will the mother who works two jobs and her kids receive health care through Medicaid be impacted by Daines’ desire to end Medicaid expansion? These are all important job related questions Montanans could ask Senator Daines.
But Senator Daines is not a cheap date. The former tech salesman turned millionaire elected official knows better than to give away his access for free. It usually costs a couple thousand bucks a head to get into one of his fundraisers. Senator Daines has lowered his asking price for access now though.
Boy does Senator Daines have a deal for you–his constituent, his boss, the people he is supposed to represent!
For the low-low price of $20 you can have the chance to talk to your elected official! What a deal!
But wait, there’s more!
Senator Daines’ event is being put on with taxpayer dollars. A tipster sent in a flyer they received promoting the event and scrawled at the bottom was, “Prepared, Published and Mailed at Taxpayer Expense.” Capitalization issues aside,if taxpayer money is being spent on this event, why charge the taxpayer to come in?
Perhaps the admission fees will go to pay for a charter flight for the two Trump Administration officials in attendance.
I don’t mind my taxpayer dollars being used to put on an event that gives me access to my elusive, millionaire, cowardly Senator–but don’t double charge me.
Shame on Senator Daines. The very people he hopes to punish with his policies, probably can’t afford the price of admission to see him.
Senator Daines continues to prove he is the Senator for all of Montana–all of Montana that can afford the price of admission.
Tell us in the comments which part of the agenda you’re most excited to spend $20 dollars to listen to! Personally, I am excited for Daines old boss Greg Gianforte to speak twice. I hope he talks about the virtues and values of outsourcing.
P.s. Can I borrow 20 bucks?