The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Mark Wood 

Dear Editor: In Support of Dan Hagerty

 

October 19, 2022



Dear Editor,

Isn’t it absurd what politicians expect us to believe these days? At the federal level, we hear things like the border is secure, and that the Inflation Reduction Act’s new $369 billion in spending will reduce inflation – currently at 8.2%. Here’s a local whopper for you: Commissioner candidate Mary Hensleigh’s claim in the Ledger that restoring passenger rail travel to southwest Montana will benefit all Montanans.

Here are some facts:

• Passenger rail is the most expensive mode of transport to build, operate, and maintain.

• The only Amtrak corridor that makes m...



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