Asked how he would have voted on the newest model of the American Health Care Act, Greg Gianforte’s spokesperson responded, “Greg needs to know all the facts because it’s important to know exactly what’s in the bill before he votes on it.”

Yet mere hours later throughout a convention name with Republican lobbyists, Gianforte (apparently a speedy reader) very a lot supported the invoice whereas he was making his case for the “national significance” of the Montana election and asking for contributions to his marketing campaign.

Gianforte made it very clear that the passage of an excellent health care invoice is unimportant – merely a stepping stone to the large prize: tax reform. “The votes in the House are going to determine whether we get tax reform done, sounds like we just passed a health care thing, which I am grateful for.” Tax reform, as we all know from the lately offered abstract by the White House, means monumental tax breaks for the 1 % (Gianforte and his brethren) however nothing for the working class.

I doubt that the majority Montanans contemplate reasonably priced health care a “thing.” Sneakers and groceries and automotive-keys are “things.” Affordable health care is an important commodity for us – perhaps for 99 %.