TEA Party school board candidate told the Great Falls Tribune this week that local voters should not attract businesses and increase their real estate values by funding public schools and supporting the Great Falls mill levy. The reason? “Obamacare.”
This levy would make sense if there were not additional insurance costs of $2 million to $2.5 million per year due to kick in October 2015, but because that is the reality of Obamacare.
In fact, the entire levy is only $1.6 million, and will be used to improve public school classrooms with technology upgrades, gifted and talented programs, reduce overloaded classrooms and pay for operations. District employees who are eligible for the district’s health plan are not even eligible for the Affordable Care Act, as a memo to employees clearly states.
Baker has a history of doing and saying odd things. She boycotts Girl Scout cookies. She believes new math and reading standards are a United Nations conspiracy.
But did you know that Baker, a former Jaker’s waitress, was caught last year attempting to publicly demean the restaurant’s democratic customers and community leaders on her TEA Party blog?
Baker has since taken down the blog post, but The Western Word wrote about the incident here. Apparently, she wrote posts claiming that democrats and community leaders had supposedly written comment cards criticizing her political views and that they were bad tippers. The customers deny Baker’s claims.
Apparently the managers at Jakers didn’t think this was a great way to treat its customers. As Great Falls Tribune reported,“A manager at Jakers on Friday said the restaurant does not condone Baker writing about the comment card and said internal action has taken place.”
Baker filed for unemployment and was denied, then sued the state. As someone who rails against government spending, it is indeed interesting that she is suing the government to collect her unemployment check.
You can read text of the Aug. 5, 2013 Great Falls Tribune story that’s referenced in the Western Word blog here, since that story is no longer online.