The irony is not lost on me that Sen. Heidi Heitkamp touts one of her number one reasons for not supporting historic tax relief is her "concern" of adding $1.5 trillion to the national deficit over the next decade. What she fails to leave out of that statement is the fact that under President Obama, she supported policies that increased the deficit nearly $1 trillion per year. Here is what is included in the tax plan:
"Clickbait" — something (such as a headline) designed to make readers want to click on a link especially when the link leads to content of dubious value or interest. The reason the Campbell campaign blocked Peter Tefft from commenting on Tom Campbell's social media pages has nothing to do with politics. The Campbell campaign muted this young man's beliefs because they are troubled and vile and do not deserve a platform. They were right to do so and it's unfortunate that Forum Communications refuses to do the same.
President Trump was elected largely on the promise of not being another all-talk, no-action politician. And while the President's personal approval ratings have taken a bit of a hit because of his outspoken candor, public support for his policy initiatives like tax reform remains quite strong. In fact, 42 percent of North Dakotans said they would be less likely to vote for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp if she opposed the president's tax reform plan. For a vulnerable incumbent like Heitkamp, who won by less than 3,000 votes in her last election, those numbers are far too great to ignore.
Sen. Heitkamp's recent letter to the editor would lead you to believe that she alone is fighting to save our state's coal industry. But here's a reality check. This is all just another tired page from the Democrat playbook: stifle innovation through government regulation and then generously throw taxpayer dollars at the created problem as a so-called solution.