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They’re into ‘bondage’

During the heated debate on the GARVEE bill in the House, Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said, “They don’t call ‘em bonds for nothing. Bonds is just short for bondage.”

Other opponents picked up on that theme, and criticized the “bondage” Idaho’s moving into. “This scares the daylights out of me,” said Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, who also referenced the Depression and the gold standard.

All of North Idaho’s representatives voted in favor of the bill except for Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries. Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, who had opposed it earlier in committee, switched and voted in favor.

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