You guessed it -- Hagstrom is against abortion rights. But he doesn't want to pay to take care of premature babies who are already born, no siree!
Montana Street Fighter, which broke this story, now reports that the Helena Vigilante has picked it up. The guy sounds like your basic extreme dyed-in-the-wool teabagger nut, worried about the government "printing money" and making people weak and lazy. (Guess that's why he voted against providing affordable housing to returning vets.)
Need more evidence that Republicans in the Montana House of Representatives are total whack jobs? Read this letter in which a House Republican mocks single mothers and hungry kids and tells his tenants they should die sooner.
This month, Dave Hagstrom (R-Billings) sent his tenants one of the most bizarre and disturbing letters you might ever read. Hagstrom works for the Affordable Housing Development in Billings.In a lengthy letter (that is very much worth reading and can be found HERE), Hagstrom tells his tenants – you know, the people who pay him rent every month – that they are living “a fairly-tale life-style.” What “fairly-tale” means remains a mystery. Maybe Hagstrom meant to write “fairy-tale.”
The letter then gets extremely bizarre and mildly creepy when Hagstrom writes, “I feel it would not be loving of me not warn you about” the impending social crises facing Montana.
Hagstom contends that the root of all our problems “is a very bad practice” of providing “free healthcare services at Riverstone Health, more money for food in schools for the kids, more money to help pregnant single moms stop smoking, more money to help elderly people get out of nursing homes and get individualized care in their own homes, etc.”