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Maine Governor LePage Budget Favors Wealthy

Governor Paul LePage promised to defend “the traditional Maine values that have created strong communities and strong families across the state.” He also pledged to enact “new ideas to get Maine working.”

Well unless the traditional values of Maine are to take from the middle class and poor to give to the wealthiest residents- I think LePage has epically failed. In his budget that was released February 28, the governor has unveiled a slew of tax cuts, cutbacks in public services, and the gutting of public employee benefits and pensions.

Included in the budget is a provision that would raise the retirement age of public workers from 62 to 65, cut Maine’s prescription drug and health coverage for working parents program, end $400 of property tax relief for more than 75,000 middle-income Maine households, and freeze cost of living adjustments for state employee retirees — which already provides a meager average pension of only $18,500 per year.

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Koch Industries and Buying Government

Oil refineries, Brawny paper towels, Mardi-Gras napkins, Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Stainmaster carpet, Georgia Pacific lumber, formaldehyde manufacturing, Lycra, Dixie cups, Freedom Works, Americans For Prosperity and the GOP.

What do all of these things have in common? They all are owned/heavily funded by the Koch brothers of Koch Industries.

Aside from the fact that I personally believe that corporations are dipping their hands into too many industries, what bothers me the most is that corporations are dipping into our government. “For the People, By the People”, not “For the Corporations, By the Corporations”.

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Governor Walker VS. Wisconsin Unions

I proudly stand behind the people of Wisconsin and the “Wisconsin 14”. The Wisconsin 14 refers to the 14 democrat senators that have fled the state. The Dems fled in order to prevent a quorum in the Senate, and thus are preventing a vote on the Governor’s financial legislation. The Senate Majority leader has several times sent WI State Troopers to their homes, to bring them to the Senate floor, and thus satisfy the quorum requirements.

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