Rehberg’s latest bill is supposed to cut back on ‘frivolous lawsuits’ on the taxpayer dime. But did he really mean our dimes or just his? If he was truly worried about the taxpayers, he must surely have intended to include in his bill Montana’s most famous frivolous lawsuit on our dime – the one Congressman Rehberg filed against Billings firefighters who risked their lives to save his scrub brush last year.
After all, Rehberg writes in a press release:
“No one wants to restrict access to the courts,” said Rehberg. “But let’s use some common sense and stop asking the taxpayer to fund the very lawsuits that are destroying their jobs and livelihoods.”
However, it appears Representative Rehberg’s lawsuit against Billings firefighters impacts not only your dimes (you’ll have less of them) but also your job and livelihood negatively–with decreased safety and increased taxes because of insurance costs, says East Helena Fire Chief Bill Wegner.
The only dimes Rehberg is worried about are his own.