Chairman Don K: No Matter the Spin, Jon Tester is a YES on Schumer’s Tax and Spend Extravaganza Bill

August 4, 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after Jon Tester misled Montana reporters about his support for the Biden-Schumer-Pelosi-Manchin tax and spend bill full of liberal priorities.

“On one hand you have Jon Tester telling national reporters “what’s not to like” about the Democrats’ liberal wishlist tax and spend bill. On the other, and with the future of the bill unknown, he’s walking back his comment to Montana reporters saying he’s undecided. Don’t buy the spin, folks – Tester is as firm of a yes on this Montana job-killing bill as Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer. For heavens sake, just take a look at his voting record – he’s always in Biden and Schumer’s corner, not Montana’s,” Kaltschmidt said.

The Biden-Schumer-Pelosi-Manchin tax and spend bill forks over $369 BILLION to advance the radical Green New Deal that will destroy Montana jobs and leave families with even higher energy prices, gives tax breaks to wealthy Americans to purchase electric vehicles, and supersize the IRS by spending $45 BILLION to hire over 80,000 works to go after Montana families and small businesses. The nonpartisan Tax Foundation also found the bill is estimated to eliminate nearly 30,000 jobs and raise taxes on low and middle class Americans.

With a 50-50 split Senate, it would only take one Senate Democrat to put an end to the tax and spend bill once and for all.