Democrats in the legislature say it is wrong for the controlling party to increase funding for legislative benefits while the GOP started cutting state programs for the disabled and elderly. All Democrats voted against the R’s Cadillac legislative health insurance and benefits package and legislative budget increase.
And Governor Schweitzer also pointed out that it’s wrong for conservative Republicans who promised to cut government to then take taxpayer funds up to $1,000 for new personal laptop computers they get to keep. The cuts to programs that serve the elderly and Montanans with disabilities were unnecessary because the funds that were budgeted for these services are available in Schweitzer’s without increasing taxes–even with the tax cuts Schweitzer is proposing.
Republicans are going to disappoint the Tea Party members again and again, no question. What will Tea Party members do then?