During his monthly meeting on KGVO’s Talk Back Show Tuesday, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte criticized the new $ 1.85 trillion infrastructure bill by stating that it would increase inflation for Montaner.
“Economics is pretty simple,” said Governor Gianforte. “If you have a dollar and the government prints and circulates another dollar, your dollar is now worth 50 cents. That’s inflation, and it hurts when people go to the gas pump, go to the grocery store, or try to buy a house. It’s all the result of reckless spending in Washington, DC. “
Gianforte recognized the need for improved infrastructure, but asked the Biden government how to try to pay for it.
“Of course we need well-repaired roads and bridges, but the spending is out of control,” he said. “The unfortunate thing is that the cost of living in Montana on groceries and gasoline is skyrocketing. I saw a report last week that if you heat your home with natural gas or fuel oil, your bill will be about 50 percent higher this winter. That’s 50 percent more. This will make it harder for hardworking Montans, and it is all the result of the reckless spending in Washington. “
A caller asked the governor for help handling an alleged vaccination mandate that was illegal under Montana law on House Bill 702.
“I would ask your family member to contact Victoria here at the governor’s office,” he said. “She does all of our casework and takes a lot of calls from people. She will be happy to provide the documents. We provide legal advice to individuals in this position and prosecute employers who violate Montana law. “
Governor Gianforte also introduced a new program to honor veterans in a special way.
“Nominations will be possible until the end of the year, December 31st, and then we will select the best of the best,” he said. “I’ll hoist a flag in your honor at the State Capitol, and then go in person and deliver the flag at a ceremony. We usually do them in the American Legion or in the VFW halls in the various parishes, but I look forward to continuing to honor veterans, and this Governor’s Veteran Praise is one way to do that. The address veterans.mt.gov can also be recognized here. “
Gianforte appears once a month on KGVO’s talk back show to answer questions from listeners.