According to a tweet from Lee’s Holly Michels, unemployment in Montana has (predictably) skyrocketed, with 41,000 new claims filed in just Sunday and Monday of this week:
Of course, this trend will only continue. People are hurting right now, here and everywhere else.
Other Montana communities, like Bozeman and Belgrade, have opted to compassionately cancel or defer their school levy requests.
Our school district? Not a chance.
No, instead of pausing their addiction to taxes — for even one year, as we all grapple with a historically punishing economic collapse — our masters on The Hill remain hell-bent on levying a permanent tax on the rest of us so they can fatten their salaries while so many of us, hard at work just weeks ago, are now forced into joblessness and financial uncertainty.
It is staggering to witness just how little regard our school administrators and trustees have for the people who pay the bills, isn’t it?