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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