Archive for April 23rd, 2009

by jhwygirl

I don’t think Montana House and Senate Democrats should consider, in seeking compromise or cooperation, trading Healthy Montana Kids funding for stupid stuff like SB505 which would create special rules for coal bed methane water, and exempt it from normal permitting procedures, ignoring senior water rights.

SB94 is another one that shouldn’t be ‘traded’ to seeking that health care vote either – this bill revises closed basin water permitting.

Ugly HB575 has already passed both houses and now sits with the Good Gov who has the choice of signing the thing or committing it to VETO….the latter of which would be a far better vote in support of senior property and water rights.

Any vote in support of any of the above bills – whether it is the Governor signing them or the legislature voting on ’em – is a vote ignoring property rights.

This wouldn’t be horse-trading – it’d be blackmail. There’s a difference.

We know it’s going on, too – that HR3 even saw a 2nd floor reading in the House shows that kind of nonsense shenanigans are going on.

Some bills deserve purgatory hell. You don’t deal with the devil – you get devil babies.

Who needs devil babies?

Keep in mind the mantra behind the supporters of these bills – if you don’t support these, you don’t support development which really means that development (their emphasis, not mine) has greater rights than an individual here in Montana.

Think about that.

I see I’ve digressed….

There’s other nasties out there, too – don’t think this short list is it. As Button Valley notes, you never know when an ugly one is going to pop up.

What voters here in Montana expect our elected officials to do is to do the right thing. Stand strong on Healthy Montana Kids and senior property rights and senior water rights.

We voters will remember both the good and the bad…and that includes the foolish elected who vote against funding health care for Montana’s kids the way the voters intended it to be funded.

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