October 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee | Direct Link to Article
Last spring, I watched as Dan McDonald ignored, twisted and made up facts about wilderness to defeat the non-binding vote on Scotchman Peak. After 40 years as a forester and natural resource manager working with the science and politics of natural resource management, I noted how the misinformation was undeniable.
Fast forward to this fall and he is now claiming to have saved millions of Bonner County taxpayers’ dollars in his reelection bid for commissioner. However, reducing amounts of line items on a budget sheet doesn’t actually save money unless it’s accompanied with reduced spending.
Should we take him at his word? If you think so, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.