Mike Cooney just talked about his economic plan, but it’s a plan that only a career politician could get behind. After 44 years in government, it’s clear Cooney thinks that more bureaucratic red tape is the secret sauce to a robust economy. Rather than getting government out of the way so businesses can flourish, Cooney wants to drown job creators in even more red tape and government bureaucracy from Helena.
Here are the facts:
FACT: Mike Cooney’s Jobs Plan Is To Grow Government, Stifle Businesses With More Regulations
Cooney’s “Keep Montana Working Plan” Calls For “Creating New Regulations And Government Offices.” “Cooney’s ‘Keep Montana Working Plan’ aims to improve the environment for businesses not by reducing regulation but by creating new regulations and government offices to assist businesses.” (Perrin Stein, “Governor Hopefuls Differ On Plans For Economic Recovery,”Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 10/4/20)
Greg Gianforte’s “Montana Comeback Plan” Reduces Regulations, Encourages Businesses To Grow. “Gianforte’s ‘Montana Comeback Plan’ calls for reducing regulation to give businesses room to grow and to offer high-wage jobs. ‘Having been a business guy myself, it’s hard enough to find customers and keep them happy when you also have to fight red tape and suffer under a heavy tax burden,” Gianforte said in a recent interview. ‘… I want to lessen the burden of government on small business so that we can create more good-paying jobs for all Montanans.'” (Perrin Stein, “Governor Hopefuls Differ On Plans For Economic Recovery,” Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 10/4/20)