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Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:45 am

Reducing property taxes and getting a sluggish Northwest Montana economy going are two of the top issues for House District 9, the Republican candidates running for the office said.

Scott Reichner, R-Bigfork, is seeking a third term representing the district. He’s facing a June 5 primary challenge from Frank Mutch, who lives on Finley Point near Polson.

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          • Marshal Cogburn posted at 3:41 pm on Wed, May 16, 2012.

            Marshal Cogburn Posts: 18

            Roark, whose liberty? Is liberty a construct with a single definition? Maybe in your world but certainly not in the world the rest of us dare to engage in. Furthermore, I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn't espouse the need for personal responsibility. The question then becomes this: 'Do we elect to absorb the high cost of abject failure, or the much lower cost of minimzing those failures?' You certainly do not protect my financial liberty by saddling me with the staggering costs of failure. Rather, a very good argument could be made for purchasing an insurance policy against these type of events. Are we getting our money's worth from our current policies? Probably not, but this does not negate their need. It simply directs us to the need for reform.

          • Roark posted at 6:15 pm on Thu, May 10, 2012.

            Roark Posts: 246

            Marshall, you are under the (mistaken) premise that liberty and personal resp are "extremist". Well they are too the intellectual bankrupt individual whose morality blows with the wind of popular culture. Pray tel, what is so extreme about it?

          • Roark posted at 3:06 pm on Thu, May 10, 2012.

            Roark Posts: 246

            RINO's are why we're in the economic mess we're in. People like you marshell would label george Washington an extremist. Yes liberty and personal responsibility are radical.

          • Roark posted at 3:01 pm on Thu, May 10, 2012.

            Roark Posts: 246

            Marshall, a RINO is a republican who does little for the cause of liberty. They primarily compromise the principles of liberty in order to "get things done". They are more concerned with the status quo than with any substantive steps toward more freedom. Case in point: Dick Lugar. You can hace Reichner and his blow with the wind politics, ILL stick with men who have the integrity to do the right th

          • Marshal Cogburn posted at 8:57 pm on Tue, May 8, 2012.

            Marshal Cogburn Posts: 18

            Mr. Roark, I'm afraid it won't be enough in this election cycle to just bandy about the acronym RINO. It has become clear to the voter's that the real RINO's are those from the constitution and libertarian parties who masquerade as Republicans. If Mutch's belief in liberty is so compelling, why doesn't he run with the group that spawned him? Answer: because it isn't and he has no chance in an election unless he can confuse the voters. The word RINO is the common writ of extremists and zealots. Reichner's contribution to worker's compensation reform is head and shoulders above what any other Flathead Valley legislator accomplished. Especially the two lunatics from a little further north. If you view normal Republicans as RINO's, perhaps you should find a new home. We aren't changing for you.

          • Roark posted at 12:04 pm on Mon, May 7, 2012.

            Roark Posts: 246

            Reichner is an admitted RINO. Mutch is much more qualified to be HD9's Rep. because he values liberty to a greater extent than Reichner does or ever will.

          • Bonnie S posted at 10:13 am on Thu, May 3, 2012.

            Bonnie S Posts: 43

            Scott is one of the few that actually got anything accomplished in the last session. He's the real deal - I hope he runs for Governor in the future.

          • ONTHEMARK posted at 8:17 pm on Tue, May 1, 2012.

            ONTHEMARK Posts: 85

            Scott did a great job in Helena last session. Flathead County and the Bigfork area is so lucky to have Scott as our Representative!


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