December 14, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    Government does need to be reinvented because it has stopped working for us a long time ago. Many years ago we invented a government to work for the people, it has gotten so large we the people are forced to work for the government. Just take a look at your deduction side of your paycheck if you are in doubt ! WE need to rid the Government of the three party system, we do not need Republicans , Democrats or Independents; Just one party that is interested in serving all people and not their own agenda ! 

    • Anonymous

      Good luck with a one party system, it works so much better, just look at history.

      • Anonymous

        And our multi-party system is working so much better ? If you put 21 people in a room to solve a problem , you get 21 different ideas ! Which one is the right one for all of us ? 

        • Anonymous

          Better than a one party system by far.  No system is perfect someone is always going to fall through the cracks, there will always be people that feel things should change.  You go with a one party system and it will be much worse than what we are seeing now.  What we need is the existing parties to sit down and work together to make things happen instead of stalling and working for their own agendas.  A one party system might sound like that would end that quick, and it would but they’d be working for themselves and not the rest of us.  How many one party systems are seen in a positive light, not the route to go.

    • Anonymous

      We do the IRS.

  • Anonymous

    If you do not take everything from anyone who has something to give to those that want everything free than count the dems out. There is not enough money to cover all the payoffs neccesary to get the liberal vote.

    • Anonymous

      Call the Koch brothers they own most of the republicans in Congress.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like someone is trying to back door a position for the captain of theEPA. Mr Cutler

  • Anonymous

     George Orwell just twittered me and said he is rolling on the floor with LOL.

    quote”The bill, LD 1437, would create a Commission on Reinventing Maine
    Government, composed of established statesmen and stateswomen who have
    earned broad respect for their leadership, vision and commitment to
    Maine, according to Woodbury.”

    The moonbats cited in the above quote are the very people who provided the leadership to get us past the point of no return with regards to Global Warming. see  http://www.heatisonline.org

    These are the people who remained silent and provided 0% leadership, nada , zero,  around
    problems with law enforcement committing more crimes than they solve including dealing drugs, raping
    our sons and daughters  while spying on political activists trying to speak out against the corruption
    of   ” esteemed statesmen and stateswomen who have earned a broad respect…..” LOL
    When do Maine voters and taxpayers take back civilian control of the military driven criminal justice system?

    These are the very people who turn a deaf ear or collaborate with the taxpayer funded law enforcement agencies who are committing voter fraud to ensure the election of moonbats who will turn a deaf ear and blind look to law enforcement abusers.

    google  leonard gates bob draise fbi voter fraud

    • Anonymous

      Could you tweet Mother Goose and get her reaction please?

  • Anonymous

    This looks like expanding  government instead of reinventing government.  Mr. Woodbury uses alot of Liberal organizations to cite his reasons for this bill.  We need less Government which LePage and the Republicans are trying to do not more Government this is why the Legislature should kill the bill in committee.

    • DC, LePage isin’t shrinking the size of Gov’t. He’s doing everything he can to re-make Maine Gov’t a ‘My way or the highway’ Gov’t. That you don’t like where some of these ideas come from is just too bad. That’s the basic premise of democracy. Everyone can, or does not have to, contribute to make it better. You got some ideas that can make Maine better, fine. Putt’em out there for all to see. Discuss, debate, negotiate and compromise is what the democratic process is all about. LePage is apparantly unhappy that anyone else but His Highness has any ideas that might contradict his. Hey, Paulie ! Get over it ! You don’t like it, fine. There’s always Florida.

  • Anonymous

    There’s been talk about reducing the size of legislature to save money and we don’t seem to have the political will to do that, so HOW are we going to find the courage to go even further and reinvent government?

  • Anonymous

    Finding a way that the chief executive and legislature can work together is a huge problem, one that may never be solved.  The Legislature in Maine could be halved and contain only a Unicameral group, it would save money and shorten the work flow. 

  • Anonymous

    The headline in this article sums up all of our problems in one line. “Maine’s only Independent senator”. We need people who are interested in doing the bidding of the people of Maine. Not one corrupt party or the other. We would be much better off if everyone in Augusta was an Independent and there were no Democrats or Republicans, period. Those two parties have driven this country into the ditch, it is time for a different approach.

  • Guest

    He’s unenrolled, not “independent” – you’d think any Maine reporter would know that. Plus, he caucuses with the Democrats in the Legislature. Funny how the BDN conveniently omitted that fact. More great reporting from Eric Russell.

  • Anonymous

    They just cannot stand the Republicans running the legislature.

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