Most of Dennis Rehberg's answers to the Clark Fork Chronicle questionnaire to all Republican congressional candidates could be called at best "creative" if he hadn't used them so often.
For example, his third most ridiculous claim in the questionnaire was:
I am a fifth-Generation Montana rancher from Billings.
When in reality, we know that Rehberg is a wealthy trust-funder who inherited millions then turned the family ranch into a subdivision. In fact, Rehberg is so used to the finer things in life that he tried several times to stick us with the $54 million dollar bill for elite luxury gulf-stream jets to fly lawmakers around. The ultimate luxury perk, these jets are powered Rolls-Royce engines and feature divans that transform into double beds, telephones, pop-up 26 inch LCD monitors, fax machines, DVD players, multiple oversized restrooms and a full service galley.
His second most ridiculous claim was this:
Yet, in just one year of controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, national Democrats have quadrupled the national deficit as a share of the economy.
During rehberg's first term in office, the deficit as a share of the economy quadrupled, during his second term it more than doubled again. In fact, under Dennis Rehberg's watch (not even including the last year he mentions above) the national deficit has increased by 1000% (ten times) as a share of the economy. You can see it for yourself here.
Oh, and under Obama's first year in office, the deficit has nowhere near quadrupled.
I'll present his most ridiculous claim in a future post.