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Jobs first. Pensions second


More than 30,000 Montanans are unemployed. Our country is $16 trillion in debt. And if Obamacare is allowed to be implemented as currently written, Montana's current budget surplus could be wiped out within 24 months from exploding Medicaid payments. This is not the time to bail out public pension funds in Montana.

I have laid out an economic expansion plan that deals with pensions at a later date, once our economy recovers and more Montanans are back to work. We need to keep our priorities on what's most important right now, and not fall victim to the spending spree of a term-out governor...

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