FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2022
HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement in response to small businesses struggling to pay rent this holiday season:
“Over 99% of businesses in Montana are small businesses. They line the streets of every Montana town, drive our growing economy and support our communities with jobs. Last month, more than 40% of U.S. small business owners said they could not pay rent on time or in full due thanks to rising costs. As Bidenflation continues to hurt Montana families, Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress take zero action. Under the Democrat leadership, we’ve seen the highest increase in inflation in 40 years, and Montanans have suffered enough. As hard-working business owners struggle to make ends meet, Montanans know Democrats like Jon Tester are wreaking havoc on their wallet this holiday season,” said Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt.
According to the U.S Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, over 249,000 of Montanans are employed by small businesses across our state.