In this youtube video from his TEA Party public access television interview, Knox displays his ignorance about the economic climate of Montana.
James Knox: I don’t like the direction our state’s is going, it’s following the federal government.
WRONG: While the federal government has astronomical deficits, Montana is the only state that is operating in the black. It’s been all over the national news. Is James Knox unaware? Montana is the only state in America with a surplus. The state of Montana has gotten rave reviews by every major news outlet in America including Fox and the Wall Street Journal, for keeping spending at a bare-bones minimum, something, incidentally, that Montana Republicans have never been cited for by the same news outlets. And state editorials have similarly been praising fiscal discipline in Helena.
James Knox: We’ve chased businesses out of the state.
WRONG: Montana is No. 2 in the nation when it comes to economic performance, and recent report documenting the fact by ALEC, a conservative legislative research organization, can be downloaded here. Perhaps Knox will attempt to ‘refudiate’ the report’s findings, but that’s going to be difficult.
Difficult, because this confirms the findings from an earlier report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the national organization which, like it’s state counterpart and ALEC, is a Republican machine) that rated Montana as the number one state in America for entrepreneurship, as well as for business innovation.
James Knox: Our current administration has gone in there and raised taxes.
WRONG: Despite 25 years of Republican control, it was the Democrats in the legislature and Governor’s office who came in and gave voters a tax rebate in 2007, the only significant tax rebate in the state’s history, $100 million back to the tax payers.
Knox has already proven to be paranoid and out of touch – just ask the Heights residents that declined to elect him to the city council just last year. Now, we’re wondering if he’s also clueless. Or could it be they don’t have televisions or newspapers in his underground bunker.