Comments for: Democrats launch ads in 5 state Senate races, call GOP incumbents ‘rubber stamps’ for LePage

Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 6:20 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 03, 2012, at 7:28 a.m.

AUGUSTA | Maine Democrats are taking to the airwaves early as they try to focus voters’ attention on state legislative races that are key to determining which party controls the Legislature. Democrats on Thursday launched TV ads on cable stations in the Bangor, Lewiston, Waterville and Rockland areas that …

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  • The whole gang of Miscreants are rubber stamps for the 1 %,

    Make NO mistake about it!

    • Anonymous

       You sound a little defensive for not attaining participation in the 1%.  It’s the really smart and lucky one who did make it. But why demonize them for their success? This plays right to Obummers strategy of offensive politics. Parroting his approach adds nothing useful to the debate about really important issues. Hate politics is useless. Remember, a lot of the jobs that will be created will come from the creativity of the 1%, so why demonize their success?

      • I don’t need to support someone “elses” success,– to create my own!

        They Made Products in Maine long before Corporate Charters – AND 

        “Without” –Rubber Stamp Politicians!

        • My my you are so anti business.  I wonder what your world would look like if you could have it.

          • Anonymous

            we know what yours looks like –the top 1% control over 50% of the wealth of this country

          • What would you do to change that?

          • Anonymous

            And don’t they create 100% of the jobs and pay most of the taxes as well?

            I’ll take that system over the Marxist policies floating around these days…

          • Anonymous

            No they don’t, on both counts.

          • Anonymous

            Both of these things are factually inaccurate. 

          • Guest

            The middle class small business owners create many jobs. The top 1% does NOT create 100% of the jobs in this state or in this country. 

          • Anonymous

            What jobs is MittTwitt RobMe creating?  He killed jobs at Bain Capital, outsourced like it was going out of style, has a shell company in Bermuda, and has overseas accounts he won’t reveal along with his tax returns which show he paid far lower tax rates than the rest of us and in many years maybe none at all on much of his income.
            And the same can be said of so many of these corporatists and corporations that pay ZERO taxes.  You need to start getting some truth and not just that sludge on Rush Limpmind and FAKE-News.  The tax burden has been dramatically shifted from the rich to the shrinking middle class.  The rich are doing better than ever, and the middle class is under attack from the right wing corporatist plutocrats.  And what is the TeaPublican plan now?  Destroy education, job creation, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, Social Security, and Medicare so they can help millionaires buy more yachts and mansions.  It is just disgusting.  “Marxist” policies?  That’s just ridiculous and right out of the mouth of the drug addict law breaker and college dropout Rush Limpmind.

          • Just think, those on the right that support Mitt and his Band of Miscreants praise him as being buisness savy , After all “he broke NO laws”  they say!

            Now they want to allow him to WRITE the laws!

            That’s like handing a Brinks Truck for departure over to a thief who did nothing wrong in entering a bank vault as the door was left open!

            A man with “NO” Moral Compass has no place in navigating a nation thru treacherous waters!

          • Anonymous

            Those out there who think maybe the Democratic Party knows something about these races that Charlie Webster doesn’t, raise your hands.

            That’s what I thought.

          • I see you have been glued to MSNBC – you have the talking points down pat.  No proof, just lies but makes for good tweets.

          • Anonymous

            Boy have u been brainwashed!!

          •    Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto in Protest of the Denial of a measly wage increase request for his work as a journalist in london. 

             Half the world followed!In every instance the roots of communism where based in the excesses of power and exploitation of the masses by a few in a capitalist economy.America has in it’s power the ability to balance the forces of Capitalism and Socialism to the benefit of its society as a whole. Not just for a few.

            Currently the balance is out of whack as can be seen by todays  inbalance of whealth in America.

            There is NO ONE to blame for those so called Marxist Policies that you speak of other than those overcome by power and greed who want it all!

            The Pendulum has swung to it’s extreme and is ready to change direction!

          • Anonymous

            “Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto in Protest of the Denial of a
            measly wage increase request for his work as a journalist in london.”

            And where it has been implemented millions have died from it.

          • Millions have died from Fascism as well!

            And so have millions fighting for Democracy, as it rests in the Middle!

          • Steve Anderson

            The number of those who have died because of communism is a drop in the bucket compared to the number of those who have died as a result of capitalism and imperialism.

          • Anonymous

             You can NOT be serious??? Obviously you are an example of the inadequacy of the public education system. 

            Communist Body Count: 149,469,610

            http://www.scottmanning.com/content/communist-body-count/

            Since the true number is unknown, here is a more conservative account…

            “In summation: Communism probably killed at least 85 million people, and might have killed as many as 140 million people.”

            http://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=1191

          • What would you do about that, take it from them and give it to others?

          • I am not anti buisness! I am a Patriot!

            I am Anti – ” Business running the Government” !

                Of late  Corporations have become more powerful than the Governments that allow for their creation!

               It is the very reason that the US  Constitution gave the power to regulate commerce to Congress as they new full well that tyranny comes with unregulated economic whealth and power!

        • Anonymous

          Yes, but didn’t our illustrious, poor-excuse-for-a-governor say just last week that the rest of the country looks down on Maine now?   So much for the Maine brand.  Thanks, LePew.

      • Anonymous

        Lepage doesn’t care one iota about you.  Go dig your clams while you still can.

        • Anonymous

          “LePage doesn’t care one iota about you.”  So we should believe what the Maine Democrats say.  Well the Maine Democrats have a record of 40 years of doing nothing but raise taxes on the middle class, borrowing to infinity and blowing the money on more social programs and government.  They have done everything to destroy jobs, our infrastructure is a mess, our schools are failing and crumbling.  So why should we go back to it, just because those who live off of Augusta will make out well.  I think the working folks/middle class of Maine have seen what 40 years of what folks like Emily Cain, Justin Alfond, Philip Bartlett , Cynthia Dill, John Martin, Peggy Rotundo the destruction they cause to Mainers. So the Liberals could care less about what us the working middle class feels their awful record shows it.

          • Anonymous

            You must think you represent the whole middle class in Maine.

          • Anonymous

            The Liberals represent us actually no they don’t. They might represent folks like yourself and those who think we should all live off of Welfare Handouts.  The Democrats left us working folks a very long time ago.  They have don’t care about common working folks who go to work 9 t0 5 everyday.  All they care about is those who they want to “spread and share the wealth with” the folks they can buy votes from.  When you can tax folks making starting at $18,000 a year at 8.5% you have lost all support from us. 

          • Anonymous

            Most common working folks are at work long before 9 oclock.  Sounds like banker’s hours to me. I don’t think you sreak for all the working folks.  If you want, I can introduce you to some.

          • Anonymous

            “Best” does too “sreak” for me.

          • Anonymous

            Pardon my typing.  I spend more time working and less typing! No 9 to 5 crap.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            9-5 job usually suggests the person had further education.

          • Anonymous

            Hardly, far from it.

          • CPPray

            In 1975 when the people of Maine elected Democrats across 151 House races the State Sales Tax was 5 cents.  Today, it’s 5 cents. (Except Meals and Lodging – which was increased at Republican Governor McKernan request – a majority of Democrats and a majority of Republicans supported the increase.  The request came from the tourism industry who wanted the State to do more promotional advertising.  
             
            In the early 80’s, while the State Senate was still under Republican control (the people of Maine did not elect a Democratic majority in the State Senate until the 1982 elections) Democrats proposed indexing the State’s income taxes to inflation – so the tax table adjusts to inflation – eliminating bracket creep, which to that period of great growth saw individuals pushed into higher brackets. The Democratic proposal stopped that – so, since the early 1980’s our tax table have been fairly stable…  So, tell me about these taxes you say the Democrats just kept increasing for forty years.

            You do know the Republicans controlled the legislature from 1856 to 1974 on every elections except twice, 1916 and 1964 (Goldwater) 116 years out of 120 years.  

            You do know the Republicans established the State Sale Tax and controlled the legislature when the Income Tax was established with every Democrat in the State Senate voting against the Income Tax.  

            Democrats and Republicans need to accept governing in not just staking out a position, planting a flag and declaring its their way or no-way.  Mainers, Americans, want responsible individuals addressing problems – they want effective and efficient government.  The Do-Nothing Republican Congress, or bullying Executives does not elevate the Grand Old Party nor the country.  We need an open intelligent discussion on the issues of getting America – and Maine – back to a society of hard workers and investors lifting a nation, asking not what the country can do for them, but what they can do for the country.  Let’s start with true facts – not fabricated talking points.

          • Anonymous

             Damnit Charlie. How many times do I have to tell you to stop using facts. They just mess up the tea party parrots.

          • So democrats only controlled the Senate for the past 30 years and the house for 40 years.  And it was republicans from the 1800’s that got us to where we are.  Thank you for clarifying that.

          • CPPray

            No.  The public controlled that.  That’s why we had elections every two years.
            Republicans were elected into a majority in 1994 in the Senate but the public selected Democrats again in ’96 and it split between the parties in 2002. 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, and the Senate Republicans, with the support of only two Democrats, led the charge in 2001 in support of Angus’ strategic and necessary changes to Maine Worker’s Comp system with the creation of MEMIC, which as always been run by enlightened small business owners to the benefit of both owners, managers, AND employees.

          • Anonymous

            Charlie, while your dates are correct (Actually, it was Harry Richardson and Joe Sewell leading the charge to create Maine’s first Income Tax), I fear you’re spending far too much energy longing for the distant past.

            A great many suffering here in Maine weren’t even born during the Halcyon years after 1974 you cry to return to for crying out loud.

            If it’s the “do-nothing” Republican Congress’ fault, just how do you explain Harry Reid’s utter failure to bring a proper budget up for a vote, or his stone-walling EVERY bill he doesn’t like? Of course, Harry could better study King John’s methods for “having it his way” at the expense of the vast majority of citizens.

            Also, please tell me how complete control of the Presidency, House, and Senate in Washington the past few years years, and complete control of Congress since 2007, have moved America into a Better Place?

            “From each according to their ability; to each according to their need” hasn’t worked in Russia, and until China began moving to a more Capitalistic system for their economy, Marxist principals have yet to work anywhere they’ve been implemented.

            Have you taken a hard look at our State these days?

            Elicit drug use is rampant. Service Centers, like Bangor, are increaslingly “tagged” by graffiti by young wanna’ be’s. Break in’s to fund drug habits by unemployed are raging wild. Washington County has the highest rate of prescription drug use east of the Mississippi.

            Yeah, the past forty years ARE pitiful! Or, like Obama, are you going to blame LePage for all this?

          • Anonymous

             “Well the Maine Democrats have a record of 40 years of doing nothing but
            raise taxes on the middle class, borrowing to infinity and blowing the
            money on more social programs and government.”

            It would be so nice if the radical right tea party parrot republicans could tell the truth once in a while.

          • Anonymous

            Try to defend LeBUFFOON all you want.  He is a Koch Brother/ALEC corporatist toadie and a downright arrogant ignorant foul mouthed bully.  The TeaPublicans are radical corporatist JOB KILLERS out to destroy the middle class and sell us off to the highest corporate bidder.  They want to destroy education, infrastructure investment, Medicare, Social Security, alternative energy development, and anything good for building a stronger middle class so they can pay slave wages, kill job benefits and workers rights, ship jobs overseas, shelter their own millions, and buy more yachts and mansions for themselves. The right wing cheers every time an American job is outsourced and every time they can find another offshore tax shelter.  You need to stop allowing yourself to be infected with the idiocy and corporate propaganda lies you hear on Rush Limpmind and FAKE-News. Right wing TeaPublicans are rotten lying corporatist toadies and they are entirely UNPATRIOTIC and UNCHRISTIAN. It is just sickening.

          • Anonymous

            No, you should continue to believe that Lepage actually cares about you.  Keep soaking up the outrageous lies he spews on a daily basis.  Look the other way while ALEC/MHPC line their pockets with your money…and after they’ve destroyed you, you can cry, “Mon Dieu…how did that happen?”

      • Anonymous

        This may come as a shock, but a lot of people are more interested in being decent than owning a lot of gold.

        • Anonymous

           Yeah, like those Dem hacks Paul Violette and Dale McCormick.  Real decent of them to steal.waste all that public money.

          • Tyke

            Violette was a Democrat, but he was hired when the governor was a Republican.

            McCormick was vindicated by the OPEGA report. She has never been charged with any wrong doing and nothing even hinting at that was found in the audit.

          • Anonymous

            Tyke, Tyke, stop confusing Oldmainer.  He’s got his teabrain mind made up and by George,he’s going to stick to that story.  LePew, LePoliquin-they both work for the little guy.  Sure.

        • Anonymous

          Well sure, “being decent”=living off the work of others to liberals. If you work for a living and take care of your family without government assistance, that means that you’re greedy in the eyes of liberals. If you work for a living, and may not have the 52” TV, but you pay for your insurance for your family, that doesn’t mean that you have your priorities in order. After all, what’s more important, sitting on the couch watching TV or providing for the family that you made all by yourself? Don’t lower income people deserve a big TV, satellite, and ATV, and a nice car too?

          • Anonymous

            The problem is that we have a  very corrupt government/corporate system, in which the wealthy can buy off politicians.  The richest 1% have quadrupled their wealth while the rest of us are sinking or barely gaining at all.  That’s really what the liberal agenda should be focused on.  Because it seems to be true.  Greed has infected America so badly and the wealthy have taken and taken and taken so much (see, for example, the movie, Inside Job).

            Look at the health care system.  It is infected with greed.  Even George W. Bush called it a “dysfunctional market system.”

            There is no free market in the USA.  We have a plutocracy, rulership by the rich.   That’s what we all should be worried about.

            A hint of this extreme unfairness: Romney made $20 million in 2010 and only paid a 13.9% tax rate:

            http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/a-tough-new-obama-ad-that—-surprise—-is-accurate/2012/08/02/gJQAuigQSX_blog.html

          • Anonymous

            By your figures, that means that Romney paid $2,780,000.00 in taxes. How much should one person have to pay anyway? How much did you pay, anything at all?
            How loud would you be whining if the government seized almost 3 million dollars of yours?
            So, Romney is a successful man, and because of that he pays millions in taxes while there are people out there with 3 kids in the school system, and they pay zero in federal, state, or local taxes. People who are using the systems pay the least or nothing. And what are they contributing to society, more of the same? That sounds fair to you? You’re right on one issue, it’s a screwed up system.

      • Anonymous

        I keep hearing all the radical right tea party parrot republicans telling us about “THE JOB CREATORS” all the time when they try to justify tax breaks for the wealthy that have been passed. Just where are all of the JOBS these “JOB CREATORS” have created?

        • Anonymous

          Driven out by the Tax and Spend policies of a Democrat Congress these past few years…

          • Anonymous

            Sure-and the job creators who abandoned their U.S. roots for cheap labor overseas had nothing to do with it, eh?   None of that was related in any way to their most important goal:  profit at any cost to their own country.

          • Anonymous

             Well business have to do what is necessary to survive. Place the blame on the greedy unions and all the government regulation that drive business out of the country.

          • Anonymous

            I believe that is called NAFTA.

          • When its all said and done at least the Democrats are responsible enough to actually try to raise some revenue Rather than the “Spend and Deny” Policies of the right!

            Total Irresponsibility!

          • Anonymous

            This is at least the second post you cite Democratic control of Congress “these past few years”. Are you aware that the Republicans have had control of the House since 2010?

      • Anonymous

        A lot of jobs are created from the creativity of the 1%. Are you nuts?  The greedy 1% have the ordasity to sat around the dinner table and eat the whole pie and look the rest of the family in the eyes and promise us with trickle down econmics we too will eat pie someday. The 1% have no intention of ever sharing the pie. The 1% are the problem with the system and wouldn’t know a creative soulution if it smacked them in their big fat face.

  • Anonymous

    These are dumb ads without thought and point.  

    • They aren’t aimed at “smart” people!

      If they are “smart” they don’t need the ad!

      LOL

  • Anonymous

    So the bdn just contributes to the negative, untruthful ads by writing a story about it without any factchecking?  Not to mention, they have quotes from a couple different dems, and no quotes from any Republicans besides webster?  Way to be objective BDN.

    • Anonymous

      The other Republicans haven’t been told what to say yet.

    • Anonymous

      Where are the fact checkers to affirm to us that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west?

    • Anonymous

      They had plenty of fact checkers back in the Birther era of republican stupidity, and republicans still didn’t listen, and some still don’t.

  • Anonymous

    Good. Send those guys back to the Koch Bros/Heritage Policy Club crying for more big oil money and the right to allow the wealthy go Romney and not pay taxes at anywhere near the rate we all do.

    • Anonymous

      Big oil money?  How does that work?

  • Guest

    So Downeast Toyota runs an add before you can watch the video….are they supporting these negative adds against our Governor?  Something to think about.

    • Anonymous

      Somebody advertises before every video and there seems to be no way to turn it off.  I rarely watch the videos anymore because of that.  Especially frustrating when you don’t click far enough to the right to page down and you pick up the video anyway.

  • Anonymous

    How sad.  We have to start being bombarded with negative ads already?  Thanks Maine Democrats.

    • Daniel Swain

      Apparently you don’t watch TV, because the negative ads started awhile ago with ads against the president. 

      • Anonymous

        I recall they began the day he was elected…

      • Anonymous

        To paraphrase Seinfeld, “No TV, no books, no education-one year!”

  • Anonymous

    The income tax will be increased from 7.95 to 8.5 but then what.  The Democrats need to be explicit on what other taxes they plan to raise.  I suspect there is no other plan afoot to remedy the income short fall.  When all you have to shoot with is blanks you scream bloody murder, never mind the truth or the fact you have no plan. 

    • Anonymous

       The Maine Dems think you’re rich if you make over $20,000/year.  They way they’ve driven jobs out of Maine that nay soon be the 1% in Maine.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll bet that by the time Romney is done with his income tax return, he makes less than 20,000 a year. And he doesn’t even have a job.

        • Tyke

          Romney makes a LOT more than that just on his offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands and his Swiss bank accounts.

      • Anonymous

         And the tea party republicans are doing everything in their power to make sure no one in the State of Maine makes more then $20,000 per year.

      • Tyke

        The highest rate kicks in at 20K after all deductions and exemptions are taken – which means closer to 40k gross (about the average Mainer’s annual income) , and the higher rate does not apply to any of the amount up to the 40k.

        •  You have no statistics to prove that out.  Are you saying that a family making $40,000 has $20,000 in deductions?  And that is average?  And then are you further saying that if this family makes $45,000, then yes that they should pay 8.5% because that would be wealthy for Maine purposes? 

          • Tyke

            A Maine family of 4 gets a reduction in taxbnle income of $11,400 for the 4 exemptions plus -$9,650 for the standard deduction for married filing jointly.

            So without even itemizing that is $21,050.

            So, I actually underestimated the reduction in taxable income for the typical Maine family of 4.

            And of course anyone with any reasonable understanding of filing taxes knows that the 8.5% only applies to the amount in the higher bracket, i.e ONLY the amount over $40,000.

      • That’s because when the liberal elitist Sussman democrats were in power, about all you could earn was $20,000 because all the good jobs were kicked out by over regulation.  Most of the posters here want to go back to that – they liked it.

        • Anonymous

          Good Gawd, man, you actually believe that, don’t you?  Please tell me you’re from away and not eligible to vote.

          • No I don’t, just trying to emulate all of the liberals here today doing the name calling and spreading false garbage.  Are you trying to disenfranchise me by telling me you hope that I don’t vote?  Wow!

  • Anonymous

    Desperation?  That’s what Charlie and the Rs will be singing the closer it gets to Nov.

  • Anonymous

    Political advertising

    350 Maine Democratic Party ads for two wks = 25 times / day @ 30 seconds equals three (3) hrs of TV ads.  

    Thirteen wks till NOV 6th.  91 days.  With the Maine State Legislature (Democrats & Republican) ads plus the United States Senate, Congress and Presidential ads, how many hours will your cable viewing will be interrupted ??

    Not to mention your telephone ringing off the wall during the supper hour every night.

    Wikipedia definition of Mind control

    Also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, ……. refers to a process in which a group or individual  ” systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated “.

    The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.

  • Anonymous

    Democrats can never run on their fiscal policies that ran Maine into the ditch for 40 years. Maine at 7.1% without the magic stimulus O used to strap our great grand-children with mounting debt.

    • Lord Whiteman

      Helping working American BAD. Sending working American’s to die for Mitt Romney’s Wall st pals GOOD.

      • Smart BAD. Dumb GOOD. Don’t vote for socialist, marxist communist. What do you think he will do if he doesn’t have to worry about another re-election?  

        • Tyke

          Pass more laws taken directly from Republican policies like the Affordable Care act was?

  • Anonymous

    Republicans called the ads “desperate” and criticized Democrats for launching a negative media campaign. When’s the last time any politician ran a positive campaign? I don’t want to hear what your opponent can’t do, I want to hear what you can do.

    • Run a positive campaign against a negative campaign and who loses?  The positive campaign every time.  If Adolf Hitler ran against Jesus Christ, Hitler would win in a walk.  Think of how Jesus could be portrayed in a negative campaign.  Helping the poor?  Man, would that ever look bad!  Helping a bunch of lazy bums.  Cleansing of the temple?  That would be attacks on the wealthy and success.  Bad, bad, bad!  And that “blessed are the peacemakers” comment in the Sermon on the Mount?  On the national level, that would become “weak on defense.”  Yep, Hitler in a landslide and we would elect him.

      • Anonymous

        We already DID elect him, Pat.  His new name is Herr Lepage. 

  •  I like how reducing the tax rate to 7.95% is a tax cut for the wealthy. 
    As a single taxpayer, Maine taxes you at 8.5% if you have taxable
    income of $19,950.  If married, they start the 8.5% at $39,900. 
    Apparently that is the definition of wealthy for a democrat.

    http://www.maine.gov/revenue/forms/1040/2011/2011_TaxTables_100k.pdf

    • We presently have four brackets for married filing jointly, below $10,000, $10,000 to $20,000, $20,000 to $40,000, and over $40,000.  For single taxpayers, the brackets are half.  Maybe we need another bracket, $40,000 to $80,000, then over $80,000 sounds good to me. 

      • Wealthy is not $80,000.  It needs to be higher than that but yes, Maine needs more brackets and needs to define wealthy because its out of whack at the moment.

        • I guess you could pick any figure you like.  There is no magic number.  I just noticed it went $10,000, $20,000, $40,000.  It looked like a good pattern.

  • Anonymous

    “Republicans called the ads “desperate” a surprising term, coming from a group who’s entire platform consists of baloney and corndogs.

  • the democratic party is dead in maine
    in 3 months, there will be even less democrat legislators in the  Maine State house

    • Anonymous

      Free clues today at Marden’s, Pit.  Grab a few.

  • Anonymous

    They all LIE !! Its just what they do……politicians arent supposed to be honest they are supposed to keep the dishonesty within limits…..Goer Vidal

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who thinks Nicki Farnham is a “rubber stamp” for LePage must just have moved here from away. Just LePage what he thought of Nicki’s signing on to a rather unusual letter early in LePage’s term that was surprisingly critical of the new Gov.

    Additionally, just how does lowering Maine egregious top marginal tax rate around 1% only help the “rich”? I say egregious as Maine’s top marginal rate kicks in around $19,000, far from the 1% crowd I’d say, whereas other states don’t reach their top marginal rate until over $75,000 a year!

    Sounds to me like Justin Alfond and his buddies are reaching for straws rather than touting the great things Dems have done for Maine all those years they were led by King John Martin.

    • Anonymous

      So she signs a letter that was written by Roger Katz  saying that they all agree with what the Governor is trying to accomplish, but they just don’t quite like the tone he is using. Just be a little nicer and we will support everything your heart desires. How does that prove that she hasn’t “rubberstamped” everything that LePage has done.

  • Anonymous

    Democrats. They are for Gay people,  windmills, electric cars and to make sure you are eating healthy food. Get government out of my life. Thank you. 

    • Tyke

      You see gay electric windmills behind every bush, don’t you?

  • Lord Whiteman

     If the shoe fits wear it. The Republican legislature repeatedly approved important bills for Maine that they then allowed the Sadistic lair Paul Lepage to trash.
      If these Republican cowards thought those bills where good when they voted for them why did they not over ride the Sadistic lair Paul Lepage’s vetoes when they knew they could??
     Could it be they all got a phone call from Charlie ( your vote doesn’t count) Webster who threatened to cut off their out of state campaign money??

  • Anonymous

    According
    to liberal math, 1% elected a governor and gained a majority in the Maine house
    and senate. A lack of basic math skills among liberals has increased the national debt under the Obama administration to over
    six trillion dollars. They were outside smoking something during Math 101 and
    are not to be trusted with our tax dollars.

    • Dropping the top rate to 7.95% from 8.5% has this effect.  With taxable income of $40,000, there is no change.  That is a reduction of zero dollars.  The change for $50,000 is $5.  Yes, that is five dollars.  The change for a taxable income of $290,000 is $1250.  

      If Mitt Romney had a home in Maine to go along with his homes in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, and California and paid income tax in Maine on his $20,000,000 a year earnings, he would save about $100,000.  That’s evidently just a little more than enough to pay for a year’s upkeep of his Olympics dressage horse Rafalco. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh yes…because the Ds raged against Baldacci at every turn.

  • Old Bear

    Lepage you are always in the paper and gums flapping on both ends and your blood pressure must be 200 over 160. Calm down you have done alot of good things since you have been Gov. But is it worth your health.

  • Anonymous

    Good !  These LePage cronies need to be held accountable, not just for those votes but for all the rotten votes they’ve taken to support the LePage/Koch Brother/ALEC national right wing JOB KILLING agenda.  LeBUFFOON is a walking disgrace, and these people need to be hammered hard for supporting his stinking rotten policies.

    • Accountable for everything they have done to advance this state, save money and preserve what is right. Job killing agenda? lol… no. I wish he would be more like Michael Bloomberg… spending his time banning soda and asking for cops around the nation to go on strike.

  • Anonymous

    Oh good! Another reason for all the little Liberals to decry LePage and  blame the 1% for their own inadequacies and laziness!

    It’s SO much easier to blame than motivate yourself! Your jealousy is your own downfall, and you’re too misguided to even see it!

    Cry on, only you are listening. The rest of us are rolling up our sleeves, getting on with business, and making ourselves successful!

    • Who is Abby? Abby Wambach? But that would be a goddess.

  • Anonymous

      Just like Maine. Elect a governor  who promises no business as usual, then cut the legs out from under him . Le Page is doing what he said he would do, and the “New Communists”,
    are in an uproar. Bite me.

    • Tyke

      OK, I see your point. People who put Lepage in power should continue to support him.

      How about we just agree that everyone who did NOT vote for LePage should oppose him with their votes for state legislators.

      That work for you?

  • Anonymous

    We need more Honesty from our elected officials ..and cloning LePage would be a good start .
    He is doing what is required to get our state back to where it was with prosperty and our young people educated to the point of being able to make a living.  Look at what we have working in Walmart and MickyD …many can’t make change , count or speak ..High School education to day is a far cry from what it shoud be even when we feed the beast all the money it wants!!

    • You’re disrespecting some of Governor LePage’s most valuable employees in his former position.  

      • Anonymous

        Typical liberal trying to put a reverse spin on.. you hire the best you can and try to improve them and train to the extent they should have been as a graduate fom high school    as Umaine does and shoul back charge the school systems for not doing their job!

        • Do you go into Walmart or McDonald’s (or Marden’s) and ask the people who work there if they can make change, count, or speak?   That is probably an opinion best kept under your hat if you go into any of those businesses, and maybe not spoken aloud anywhere.  I bet someone you know works in one of those types of businesses.  Maybe you do.

  • Jake_OO7

    Garrett Mason still lives with his parents and is in lock step with Lepage.  Grow up Mason move out on your own!  Send Mason to the basement in November.  

  • Anonymous

    How quickly the Democrats have forgotten their years as the rubber stamp for John Martin’s agenda that led this state to financial ruin.

    • Tyke

      When was John Martin governor?

  • Otis B. Driftwood

    Vote NO R’s 2012

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