We have problems which need to be addressed, such as Millions of dollars going out with each budget with no questions asked and no oversight.
We also have much complaint about Federal spending yet Montana brings in roughly $1.50 from the Feds for every $1 that is paid into the Federal system in taxes by Montanans. The Federal Government can not continue to carry us like this. This instance is also one reason why we really catch the raw end of things when they hold back on spending. The Federal Government also has us in a pinch. They get to use this fact as a blackmail point so to speak when we stray away from their power grab over the states. Montana does have the resources and potential to ween ourself off of the Federal milk bag. In fact for our survival this is imperative for us to do.The less we depend on them the less control they have over us. Then and only then can we claim to be a free state.