I think Sens. Tester and Baucus should know that the people of Montana do not want federally subsidized (mandated) health care. Neither do we want caps on carbon, more "stimulus" or "troubled asset" bailouts. We want, and rightfully expect, responsible stewardship of Montanan concerns in Washington, D.C.
Max and Jon, we are not willing to spend any more of Montana's revenue and tax dollars in projects outside our state. We are not going to spend money on regulated energy bills that at minimum will increase our utility bills, nor are our business or personal tax dollars going to be spent on medical care for illegal immigrants. Similarly, we expressly are not interested in advocating a liberal justice to the Supreme Court. Montanans, as a people, would much more appreciate a little more adherence to the Constitution, and a little less to a "progressive" platform.
I would strongly recommend that you consider the people of the state of Montana in your future voting patterns. You do not represent the interests of lobbying groups or special interests, but the citizens of the state. You represent hard-working Americans, not ACORN or the United Auto Workers. Also, try something completely different, and in agreement with federal law, stop illegal immigration and send these individuals home—no amnesty and no federal benefits.
It might be worth noting that in accordance with Article 6 of the Montana Constitution, we, the citizens of the state, have a vested right to petition for a redress of grievances. You should consider this a right to recall persons who are not working for the benefit of the state. Article 6, by the way, supersedes Title 2 of the Montana Code.John Greene