December 1, 2016

Jon Tester Thinks Campaign Finance Reform Will Solve The National Debt

Fresh off a devastating election, Democrats are now face-to-face with the unpleasant reality that they are out of touch with mainstream America. This makes it all-the-more interesting that one party leader, Jon Tester, continues to demonstrate that Democrats are far from learning the lessons this election cycle.

Tester, in particular, must feel the sting of this election. As the Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Tester is the man to hold accountable for the Democrats’ huge Senate losses. Considering this fact, his comments yesterday all-the-more puzzling.

Tester hosted a Facebook townhall for constituents he refers to as “Montennials” last night. One “Montennial” asked Tester how we can reduce the debt. Tester’s immediate reaction was tone-deaf, to say the least.

TESTER: “The first thing we need to do is this, the first thing if we really want to get the debt under control, and I’m gonna tell you where we need to start, we need to start with doing campaign finance reform.”

Huh? Start with campaign finance reform? Our national debt is nearing $20 trillion. The higher and faster it climbs, the higher the probability of another financial crisis. Campaign finance is a complex and controversial subject that, according to Tester’s logic, would not change spending habits for years. Meanwhile, there are actions Congress could take immediately to enact reforms and put the country on a sound fiscal path. It looks like Democrats didn’t listen when the electorate spoke.

Senator Tester: the clock is ticking and America has grown impatient.