October 22, 2017
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Comments for: LePage administration files plan for Medicaid cuts with feds; federal permission remains uncertain

AUGUSTA, Maine — The LePage administration Wednesday laid out what it says is a clear-cut legal argument for allowing Maine to make cuts to its Medicaid program despite a provision in the Obama administration’s health care reform law that prohibits states from scaling back existing Medicaid services. Read More
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  • Anonymous

    About time this was done

  • Anonymous

    Mary Mayhew and Steven Tyler.  Never seen in the same room.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so…

  • Anonymous

    Talk about whistling while walking through the grave yard. Apparently there are three people on the planet who feel that Secretary Sebelius will grant Maine’s request. LePage, Mayhew and 
    Schneider. Good luck on that Governor, Ms Commissioner and Mr. Attorney General.

    • Anonymous

       and perhaps the courts…… they will likely have a say.

      • Anonymous

        And we’ll pay the tab.  No thanks.

        • Anonymous

          Probably. Welcome to the complexities of Medicaid, state budgets, philosophy&  politics  complicated by the unilateral passage of the unpopular Affordable Care Act.   This is Democracy, perhaps you prefer a more authoritarian form of government?

          •  We had a democracy, then 38% of Maine voters got duped by LePage and we now have an authoritarian form of government. Don’t forget to bow to Emperor LePage if he deigns to grace you with his presence.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve met the Governor on several occasions. He has personality, is affable and willing to listen and not at all like you falsely believe he is. He truly is working for, what he believes, are in the best interests of a majority of Mainers.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            How does one say, “Kiss my butt” in French?

          • Briney

            Embrasse mon cul.

          • Anonymous

            Merci, Briney.

          • Anonymous

            Unbelievable.  I’ve met the poor-excuse-for-a-leader, too, and each time I came away less impressed.  Personality?  No.  Someone who grins and laughs after every comment is reflective of a very insecure b.s. artist.  Willing to listen?  Only to those who nod and agree with his every word.   I’ve heard him lie-yes, LIE-to a room full of his supporters whose only response was to
            grin right back.  Emptyheads, one and all, and you are in good company.

          • Anonymous

            Perhaps you didn’t hear the version of emptyheaded bigotry that most agrees with you.

          • anonme 527

            Problem is, he’s polarized, rhetorical and ineffective. Clearly has little understanding of the issues facing working Mainers and is too blinded by the GOP sales pitch to consider anything but work-it-from-the-top trickle-down-theory get-rich-quick schemes. This state needs an intelligent and non-partisan plan to develop jobs and the intellectual capital to create real economic activity over a longer period of time than  any political candidate will spend in office and we needed it fifty years ago. Attacking the rights and privileges of the over-worked under-payed tax-payers is not the way to go but this clearly has been Mr. LePages legacy to the people of Maine. Because the governor has bought into the GOP notion that people and businesses are not distinguishable then somehow by trying to help Cianbro build roads (for example) Mr LePage has tried to help all of Maine? I don’t think so. I don’t accept the notion, as our governor clearly has, that excessive regulation is the cause of any stagnant economy and therefore have no faith in the token acts of business-friendly gestures that Mr. LePages uses to pacify this constituents.

          • anonme 527

            This isn’t the first dupe. Don’t forget, it took some vote rigging from Jed Bush and a big team of lawyers to get “W” elected. Interesting that Florida is also one of several locations of current non-republican voter legal woes, also brought to the Federal courts for a reality check. The GOP is waging an all-out attack on the constitution funded by big business and aimed at working Americans and it has nothing to do with
            being liberal or conservative, it has to do with rich, old, powerful white people staying rich, old, white and powerful…and they have the nerve to put “Dallas” back on the air! Disgusting.

      • Anonymous

        Hi Cheesey I learned along time ago, and I am sure you did as well, that there are battles you fight and battles you choose to fight another day. You fight the ones you have a chance of winning. Risk is a part of life, but you also have to look at the reward side. It appears to me that LePage et al are banking on Romney winning in November.

        • Anonymous

          The fact remains that there is national resistance to an unpopular law and at some point there will be a government that can find a true consensus, not one foisted on us unilaterally.

          I don’t buy the “Resistance Is Futile” argument.

          • Anonymous

            Unilaterally?

            Both houses of congress passed it, the president signed it and the supreme court ruled it constitutional.

            That doesn’t seem unilateral to me.

          • Anonymous

            Of course you wouldn’t see it as unilateral and I’m also sure you don’t see any resistance around the country either.
            Everything is going so smoothly.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t you mean trilaterally?

            Congress, White House & Supreme Court?

          • Anonymous

            Stay tuned for a cheesy reply, JW.

          • Anonymous

            I see a lot of bigotry in your comments.

          • Anonymous

            I think many would do well to research the “battle of futility” and have a look at the “struggle” Tommy Douglas, et al, endured in Canada’s pursuit of Universal Healthcare.  There were threats of death squads, stripped freedom, government run amuck, etc…! He was called a communist, doctors went on strike….If you research it sufficiently, you would find multiple talking points being put forth by ACA opposition components.

            A recent poll of Canadians suggests the number one national concern is the preservation of their Healthcare system.  They have better outcomes for fewer dollars spent than the US and are economically more stable than this and many European economies.  Do we emulate them?  No, of course not.

            …but we can learn something! 

          • Anonymous

             Whenever someone points across the border making parallels, I stop for a minute and wonder if they know…  Where they are living, when they are living and really understand that many of the same parallels do not exist.

            Start here ….  I “knew” a man with cancer who was comfortable waiting his “turn” for treatment..Happy camper. Do you suppose he would have been as content knowing he could have gotten treatment weeks earlier had he lived in the US? I mean if he “knew” before he passed.

            But that isn’t even really where the main differences lie…   Demographics is the key one.
            An overly large percentage of our population is non-productive, sits on the couch getting diabetes and costing on average a $1k per year in medical costs annually.  We have 10 million give or take illegals to care for. We have a government that is basically anti-business that beats us up at every turn. In Canada they are behind their businesses creating the where-with-all to care for the population.

            My point is that the circumstances are not the same, which means the outcome won’t be the same.

          • Anonymous

            Good day Cheesey:

            Thanks for your introspect.  FYI, I live on the border…have for 55 years.  I am a dual citizen and recall the politics and rhetoric of the era that Tommy Douglas worked in. I really understand the issues you describe!

            You probably know that Canada has a very tolerant immigration policy and there is a significant aire of multiculturalism throughout the country.  Eastern, Asian, European, and Islamic centers are de’riguere  and are not at all considered unusual.  Regarding your comment about a significant portion of our population being non-productive, I would have to respectfully disagree, and ask you to consider proportions and economies of scale. 

            Now–Start here…the person could have still come to the US and would have received treatment if there was a wait list and the Canada Health system would have paid for his care in the US. Same with Britain, Germany, Korea and Japan.  MRI’s, Cat scans, specialty surgery…same thing.  Also please re-read the final statements I made…emulate them…..of course not.  But we CAN learn something.

            Enjoy the day…it’s the one we have!

            Cheers~~

  • Anonymous

    So the Lepage/Mayhew tag team shell game is coming to a head.  And the legal fees will cost us how much?  Way to save money, republican-style.

    • Anonymous

       Wait until you see the tantrum old hothead has when he finds out that the Feds have blocked his request.

      • Anonymous

        He has made it known that if his request gets blocked he will follow through with the cuts and let the feds take us to court. He has his own agenda and it has little to do with the health or sarcrifice to the people of Maine. He’s big business and big money and for a man that came from dirt thats surprising.

        • Anonymous

          Agree 100%.  The man is a hypocrite and a phony.  Too bad we can’t ship him back to New Brunswick, where the coward spent the ‘Nam years after his student deferment was over.

        • Anonymous

          Came from dirt and still is dirt.

        • anonme 527

           Impeachment is the only answer.

      • Anonymous

        It will be like an amoeba splitting in two. How cheap can you be penguin?

  • Superuser23

    While the Supreme Court in June largely upheld the health care law as constitutional, the court ruled it unconstitutional for the federal government to penalize states for not participating in the Medicaid expansion.
    The LePage administration read that part of the ruling as a sign it could make Medicaid cuts through a routine Medicaid plan amendment.

    A good look at definitions would show there is a difference between the word not participating, expansion and cuts. You just can’t assume that because you are not forced to participate in something that you can actually change it.

    • How many people here remember the actual working definition of assume ? Making an Axx-out of U- & Me. What’s Paulie doing to Maine now ? Why he’s going to ‘assume’ Maine’s going to do this ?Wanna bet ?

      • Superuser23

        Exactly what he is doing, too bad when he looks like an A– it actually makes the entire state look like one instead of just him. I try not to disclose what state I am form if at all possible. Ever fill out an online for for something and notice Maine is missing in the list of states? That will be how everyone will treat us each passing day this guy takes residence in the Blaine House. 

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how LePage would like it,when in essence he will receive the following answer from the Obama administration, “kiss my butt”.   We all know Obama has more class but it would be funny.

    • Anonymous

      “The police acted stupidly”……Classy…..

      • Anonymous

        That is a lot more classy than “kiss my butt”

      • Anonymous

        Want to stack up LePew’s comments against ONE of Obama’s?  The dumb gov will win for sure.

        • Anonymous

           “You didn’t build that”…  I wonder if he’ll tell the Olympians that they didn’t win their medals too.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t hold your breath, oldmainer.  He sure won’t call them, “idiots” “corrupt” etc. etc.

  • Lord Whiteman

    Lepage is kicking sick people out of the hospital so he can get a pat on the head from his evil masters.

    • Anonymous

      Exaggerate much?

      • Jonathan Smith

        Moonbats see the world different

        • Anonymous

          So do Teatards

    • Anonymous

      That is disgusting

      • Anonymous

         Sometimes the truth is disgusting

  • i dont care if your disabled or poor,  it is not my problem
    i dont want one nickel coming from my pocket to you people

    • Anonymous

      Well named.  Maybe you should try for Bad Samaritan?

    • Anonymous

      It must frustrate the heck out of you that you don’t really have much say where your tax dollars are spent.  Kind of reminds me of a friend who didn’t want one penny of his tax dollars spent on military hardware.  He bought a small piece of an F-16 and you bought a piece of a wheelchair.  Democracy at work!

    • Timberyarder

      Not planning on growing old or having major medical problems? must be nice to know your future, its becoming a sad world with people with attitudes like yours, I work 7 days a week, pay hundreds in taxes, its what we do in america, if we don’t help each other who will,sure as hell not going to be the rich people helping anybody.

      • Anonymous

        Ode to the Tea Party
        (Or owed to the Tea Party)
         
        I’m a narrow-minded hypocrite
        and I don’t give a _hit
        ‘bout any one but me.
        I’ve got a pitbull and a pistol,
        a daughter I named Bristol
        and I get crazy drunk with tea.
        Got me a mess of cool tattoos
        and I love the reds and whites and blues
        on our good old US flag.
        I go to church and I am saved
        from those awful, sinful fags.
        But there is one thing missing.
        I need some help in ‘dissing
        all those who disagree.
        So tell me, quick, where do I go
        to join the GOP?

        • Anonymous

          Written and posted by a narrow minded bigot no doubt…

        • Anonymous

          delete

    • Anonymous

      Nor do I want one cent going to the mean-spirited, such as you.  And from the sounds of it, you sure could use some sense and cents.

    • Anonymous

       Sounds as if you don’t appreciate the importance of service to others.

      • Anonymous

        The government providing service to it’s citizens is similar to a bull providing service to a cow !

    • Anonymous

      Congrats, you get the Rodney King Humanitarian Award for the day.
      Please come by to pick up your prize, suitable for framing.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, and how much is this boondoggle going to cost us?  Especially since we’ll likely lose?  Cop out by our alleged leaders.

  • The one thing you can say about Lepage is that Mainers will surely be holding a big referendum on him come 2014. He’s quite a polarizing guy.

    • Anonymous

       and I hope he will be O-U-T- and good riddance

  • Anonymous

    If this administration knew it would take up to 90 days to get a decision from the Feds, which is actually a tight time frame (usually the Feds require 180 days for most decisions), they have a lot of nerve sending their plan in on August 1 and then request the Feds to pay Maine’s share of the Medicaid match.  LePage, Mayhew, and Schneider are really an arrogant bunch of creeps and I think this is going to go in a very bad direction.

  • Anonymous

    Deut. 15:7. If there is a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any of the towns of the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand to your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and generously give him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

    • Anonymous

      What does your quote have to do with government?

      • Anonymous

        My take is that many want the gov. to oppress others because of whats said in the bible.
        The bible also say we should help the poor and sick, but you don’t want the gov. deciding who gets help.

        • Anonymous

          Better insurance companies should do that?!

      • Anonymous

        Job 34:17-19 “Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?”

    • Anonymous

       I don’t see anything there that says you get take from others for that “poor” man.

    • Jonathan Smith

      The bible is full of examples of the poor WORKING to earn their keep. Also, there is a huge difference between an individual helping his fellow man through selflessness and the government mandating free checks. When a community helps someone – there need to be strings attached so that others have the tenacity – the willpower to pull themselves out of that hole. There will always be poor – we do not benefit the poor through handouts of government candy. Any man too lazy to work is a self made worthless bum. You only reproduce more welfare for life types when you offer benefits with no incentive or accountability to better yourself.

      • Anonymous

         I know many on welfare.  A few are the slugs you refer to but most are trying to do the best they can with what they have. Many came from families where they had no opportunity to learn the value of work, no 1 who was a good example for them, no one they could be proud of to say that’s my mom or dad. I give thanks everyday for the wonderful family God gave me.

        • Anonymous

           Is it the governments job to provide the example? If you think it is then is the government providing the correct example.

      • Anonymous

        The great majority of those on welfare are either elderly, disabled, or children; would you deny them care?

        • Anonymous

           Disability is a wide all-encompassing category these days…… lots of folks fit into that one. Make an excuse for someone… any excuse, they just might fit.

      • Anonymous

        That sounds like Ronny Rayguns garbage!  Look at the mess he made of this country.

      • Anonymous

        Do you spend a lot of your time looking for loopholes in the Bible?

    • Anonymous

      2 Thessalonians 3:10King James Version (KJV)
      10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

      • Anonymous

         there are many contradations in the Bible as various books were written by different people

        • Anonymous

          And many of the documents did not pass muster and were not included.

      • Anonymous

        From what I’ve seen of some of the denim-garbed cultists and their “macho” men, they could stand to skip a week of meals.

    • Anonymous

      The government is not the church. 

      Those who believe in a Higher Power will contribute to their church, synagogue or temple of choice freely and unconditionally.  

      • Anonymous

        Job 34:17-19 “Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?”

        • Anonymous

          Who are you judging to be a hater (or haters) by invoking this passage?

          • Anonymous

            But the Bible does comment on justice and government.

            This passage talks about the need for justice in government and consideration of the poor.

            Here ends the lesson.

            You’re welcome.

          • Anonymous

            Is there really anyone who is unfamiliar with the teaching that we are to “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s?

  • Anonymous

    Way to go, Paul, Mary, and Bill. Hope you are successful in this fight. We simply must rein in entitlements. It will certainly help should Mr. Romney prevail.

    • Jake_OO7

      Lepage can start cutting entitlements by dumping his daughter and brother in law from the government payroll.  Don’t for get, your hero started it all with Romney Care.   

    • Anonymous

      Before that, how about reigning in tax deductions, beginning with the great big one for mortgage interest? How would that go over, I wonder? Like a lead balloon no doubt.

  • Anonymous

    And here come the law suits !!!  the A.G. , Mayhew,and Paulie are out of their freaking minds if they think this is going to end well. Maine is only going to loose more fed. funding out of this andthey think they have budget problems now ……….waite untill WE have to pay all that money back……and the fines that are coming with it……

    • Anonymous

       Amen

    • Anonymous

       Would you clarify please. What fines where?   By not taking money from the feds we are supposed to pay it back??? Make some sense please.

  • Anonymous

    the gov.and his honey mayhew doesnt realize what the cuts will cost them in lost federal dollars.it is equal to stepping over the dollar to pick a dime. 

  • Guest

    Can’t balance the budget on the backs of the poor.

    • Anonymous

       If it wasn’t so tragic and the fact that many will be hurt because they don’t have medical care and it will cost the State of Maine millions, it would be rather amusing. The officials in DC must think LePage is a hayseed. Hope they realize he isn’t representative of the great & intelligent people of the State of Maine.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sure DC is very familiar with the names William Cohen and George Mitchell, and others, who served in some capacity in Washington for many years. There are enough of these former names to negate these 3 names of today, so as not  to not tarnish the state of Maine.

        • Anonymous

          Maine has long held a tradition of having some excellent public servants.  Many have been selected by former presidents specifically for their record of integrity.   These men and women represented both political parties with honor-and that is why it is so hard for those of us who remember them to see this disgusting display of dirt in Augusta today.

    • Anonymous

       Democrats are helping the poor balance their budgets on the backs of everyone else. Its all a matter of perspective.
      No one wants to hurt anyone.  Maine has some of the most generous benefits in the country, even after these changes.  LePage and the legislature simply want to return to the norm and balance the budget as required by the Maine State Constitution.

      • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          BS… Maine has more generous benefits right now than most other states.

          Owing what?

          • Guest

            ….

          • Anonymous

            Sh, Pa-Cheesy gets her incredible knowledge from the National Enquirer and Faux News.  Don’t confuse her.

          • Anonymous

             and you from the bigot network.

          • Guest

            009

  • Anonymous

    The Republican/Tea Party way:

    Don’t tax corporations.
    Don’t close corporate loopholes.
    Don’t increase (slightly) taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

    Instead, let’s take medical care away from the poor.

    That’s the new Republican Party.

    If they get more power, they will eliminate medicare and social security.

    What a caring, compassionate bunch.

  • Guest

    ….

  • Anonymous

    Policy over People : Just the way Norquist and the Koch’s want it. Despicable.

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree with Lepage. Lets get the welfare system under control just a little. We are all broke trying to keep up with all the Democrats’ programs

    • Anonymous

      We can end welfare completly and it changes nothing, not your taxes or paycheck. We feed the world. We have spent billions of tax dollars feeding and building Iraq and other Countries. Why is it we can’t feed our own. 

    • Anonymous

       I would rather see cuts to people on TANF instead of Mainecare. Shouldn’t we be helping people with medical bills? People will die and not get medical care if they don’t have coverage. A mom or dad can work at McDoanld’s and get off TANF unless they have a pile of kids.

  • Anonymous

    “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the former Democratic governor of Kansas, wrote in a letter to governors last month that the Supreme Court ruling affected only the Medicaid expansion and had no effect on the maintenance of effort provision that bars Medicaid cuts.”
    ***************************************

    OH, yes! The government is here to help us!

    Taxpaying, middle class Mainers, let’s bring this home…but before we do, even while almost breathless at the heights of this soaring economic crisis it is imperative that we check these government issued parachutes we’re being instructed to wear for rip cords.

  • Anonymous

    All this means is MORE sick people.

    Which, of course, makes healthcare MORE expensive for everyone.

    It also means MORE people will die from lack of treatment.

    It also means MORE sick people from lack of preventative care.

    Which, of course, also makes healthcare MORE expensive for everyone.

    But don’t bother the “new” Republican party with these facts,
    because they are determined to deny healthcare to everyone who can’t afford it.

    If Romney gets in, and the Republicans get control it’s:

    BYE BYE MEDICARE!

    • anonme 527

      The GOP mentality and subsequent legal/political strategy seems a lot like “Let Them Eat Cake”
      Most dangerous bunch of politicians since the Red Scare which I believe was also a Republican shin-dig.

      • Anonymous

        If only a half of LePew’s lame-brained supporters read about Joe McCarthy and how his filthy tactics almost destroyed this country, they’d think twice about their disgusting Tea Party hero.
        Senator Margaret Chase Smith…we sure could use you today.

  • Anonymous

    The reason he wasn’t in the news, was because he chose to NOT participate in the New England/Maritimes Governor’s and Premiers conference.  He just chose to stay away.  Likely too many microphones around to hear Jabba open his face.

    Putting Maine people first?
    (Musta stayed home to watch the Olympics)

  • Anonymous

    There is no fiscal argument that could justify LePage’s  refusal to allow the Feds to cover 90% of the cost while the State picks up the other 10%, no matter how the current  administration applies personal interpretations of the term  ‘expansion’.

    None.

    This is something that was promised to the Koch Brothers, much like the bogus ‘united Party’ nomination of their ‘Rominee’ at the Maine Teapublican Convention.

    Obama 2012

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to the *real* “death panel.”

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday I received a letter describing already implemented cuts to MaineCare and I must pay a premium to have this insurance.

  • Anonymous

    I have a son who was diagnosed with an illness and treated with medication until he left school.  Now, without treatment,  he  is left without support, meds or a doctor.  I pray that he and others who are left on their own, will find their way through this difficult journey….I see many who are falling through the cracks and left to fend for themselves and the parents are carrying the weight of an already full cart and really don’t know where to turn. This is not good, not good at all.

  • Anonymous

    People stop b*tchin’ and moaning and get out and start taking care of yourselves.  I’m sick and tired of listening to everyone whine and complain because they aren’t going to continue to get hand-outs.  Nobody that is elderly, sick, or TRULY disabled will suffer.  We can’t spend what we don’t have and Maine is broke.   Those of you who spend more time on the internet than working, need to go get a job.  Help your neighbor and relatives when possible.  Citizens 100 years ago didn’t have all these benefits either.   

    • Anonymous

      that’s because they were a community who worked together, under God, with compassion and the elderly, sick and TRULY disabled already are suffering because the government will take everything and leave you to die. That’s what happens, has happened and will continue to happen as long as there are those who refuse to see what’s really going on. God bless our state and our people who are suffering.

      • Anonymous

        Pffffttttt…. Our government doesn’t take everything and leave you to die !! OMG.. .Get a life !!  Let’s hope these people who don’t support themselves stop breeding and break the welfare chain that continues to drain our system. 

        • Anonymous

          Taking more from those who have little and denying health care to those in need, diminishing food and resources to survive are not ways to fix this problem. Your heart is hard and your replies fall short of compassion for those who suffer most. shame on you

          • Anonymous

             You know absolutely NOTHING about me or even anything that you are spewing your venom over, so just MYOB !! BTY clean up those piercings, cover those tattoos and go get a job !!

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

             I don’t have any tattoos, I have a family who has never depended on the government for a meal ticket, I am a grandmother of grandchildren who are taken care of by their families. I am a volunteer in a community of ppl who help each other and give what I can to help those less fortunate as do my chilfren who are teaching their children.  This isn’t about how you feel about my opinion but certainly you have shared how you are dealing with this dilemma of government cutbacks.  I pray that you will continue to do your part in helping your community take care of those who are in need and spend a few minutes to hear their side of the story. Gods blessings…..

    • Anonymous

      If there was only a way to go back in time ….to a 100 years ago, all the chest thumpin’ throwbacks could pack it up and head there. They’d be happy and life would be good.

  • Anonymous

     I am embarrassed by the Gov, Mary Mahew and the Attorney General!  They are a black eye to the State of Maine.  I can’t believe that we don’t oust them out of power!  Maybe this should be the next conversation.  I am sure I am not alone with these feelings.  I am no longer part of the (tea)Republican party.  I will never vote for one again!

    • Anonymous

      They fooled a lot of good, honest, patriotic Americans and continue to do so every day.

    • Anonymous

      How do you propose to “oust them out of power”? Would “ouster” be a precendent that you would like to set?

  • Anonymous

    “Government of laws, not men”  This statement falls in the category of “not harming the elderly” made by Landslide LePage before he and the legislature started cutting.  Social Darwinism!!!!

  • Anonymous

    LePage should stop worrying about DHHS bankrupting the State. He’s doing a pretty good job of it with all his lawsuits and “devil may care” attitude. So now he’s attacked the elderly, disabled, teachers, retirees, poor people, sick people, Maine’s students, select towns, State workers, the President, the U.S. Government, the U.S. Supreme Court, and I’m sure there’s some I’m missing. About the only people he’s left alone are the rich teapartiers I guess. 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t want to hear any of you complaining wheh your medical bills go up because people can’t pay there own way, and guess where the burden goes?  That’s right, everyone else.  The budget crisis is not manufactured as Sen. Hill stated.  And if she says theres more that we can do then where the heck is her plan?

  • anonme 527

    Lame Duck LePage wasting public money again. All of those sick and elderly people are definitely what is bringing the State of Maine down economically. Try developing a plan to bring some REAL JOBS to this state, then you wouldn’t need to attack the most vulnerable segment of our population. How’d you like to spend fifty years working and paying taxes only to have the LePage administration swindle you out of getting treatment for a life-threatening disease? Heck of an economic stimulus to have an entire generation of young Mainers buried in debt because they have to care for an elderly relative who can’t take care of themselves.   

  • if your  kid is born disabled or becomes disabled, 
    WHY should money be taken out of my paycheck to be given to your problem?

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