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Once again Sen. Steve Daines is trying to tell us things that just aren't true. Here is what he wrote in an email I received Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

"Yesterday the Democrats raised the nation’s debt limit so they can spend more of your hard-earned money.

I fought back and voted against this fiscal insanity.

I think it is irresponsible for Congress to increase the nation’s debt limit without taking any steps to actually reduce the debt itself, especially when the Democrats plan to pass a reckless $3.5 trillion tax & spending spree bill next."

Trying to pin the debt limit increase on Democratic spending is simply not true.

Every senator knows — and if they don't know they shouldn't be a United States senator — that raising the debt limit covers the cost of programs that were approved in the past by both parties.

If Sen. Daines really cared about "hardworking Montanans," he would support things such as Social Security and veterans benefits, which raising the debt limit funds, rather than the 2017 tax cuts geared for the ultra-rich, some of whom are buying up Montana and closing it off to the hardworking among us.

That's the type of insanity I wish Sen. Daines would fight. But he won't. He can't. His emails and record prove it.

Steve Guettermann

Bozeman

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