Sen. Max Baucus: Support of program commendable

2013-02-28T09:15:00Z Sen. Max Baucus: Support of program commendable missoulian.com
February 28, 2013 9:15 am

Amid all the dysfunction in Congress these days, Montanans can be proud of the latest move from Sen. Max Baucus. Baucus threw his support behind the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Regardless of which side of the political aisle you sit on, this is a practical program that benefits every resident of our state.

In an era of budget cuts and spending cuts, the LWCF is common sense. This is a program that uses zero tax dollars to support public access to our most treasured places – from fishing and hunting access to trail systems to land easements. Montana’s outdoor industries are worth billions of dollars every year to our state.

My business depends on consumers having access to public places for recreation and to experience Montana’s great quality of life we love to brag about. Every national industry event I attend inspires me to better understand and appreciate how lucky we are here in Montana. Protecting our land and water is good business because it creates jobs and boosts our local Montana economy. Doing it without spending tax dollars is even better.

On behalf of all small businesses that rely on Montana’s great outdoors, our clients and our future generations, our hats are off to Max Baucus.

Todd Frank, owner, The Trail Head, Missoula

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    Salish - March 01, 2013 5:30 am
    Dreamcatcher, Max didn't have any idea (nor did we) that such fraud was going on over there in Libby at the time he supported that outfit. Please learn to either read or think before you spit on Max.
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    Dreamcatcher - February 28, 2013 5:55 pm
    I think Max should get a lot of credit for the passage of this bill and a lot of credit for being there for Montana in general but.....I am really bitter about his 11th hour bailout of big pharma in the fiscal cliff deal especially when the company he helped out, under the table, has be not just been cited but convicted of extreme fraud of the consumer and fined 3/4 of a billion dollars. Strange thing is thats just about the amount Max gifted them by letting them avoid price control for two years. We can all have our differences about this bill or that but we should always be clear that a corporation convicted of crimes against consumer should not be given a hand up or hand out.
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