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  • Anonymous

    The number one issue that this mildewed remnant of average intellect has failed to respond to is: his record, if reviewed, reveals that he is and has been fiscally irresponsible with the taxpayers’ money when holding public office; he has ravaged Maine’s wilderness in order to fill his personal coffers with government largess for his Quixotic quests that he enabled while governor; and he espouses a Progressive agenda that has little to do with constitutional preservation, family values and dignity. King may speak all he likes, but he has little to offer to Mainers again this time! Perhaps he would do well to empty his moth-eaten pockets and demonstrate what kind of compassion he has for the next generation of government dependents, who now number 49% of the population, in lieu of pilfering any more funds for those who work for a living if he achieves another legacy.

  • Anonymous

    O.K. Angus, you have figured out a way to put more money in the hands of people who hoard money. Now, all you have to do is come up with a plan to get them to spend it, instead of adding it to the pile. Good luck with that.

    • Anonymous

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      P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } It is not only the hoarding of low
      interest money as much as it is investing it in foreign multinationals,
      keeping it from circulating in the local economy. I am relieved that I have to pay only
      $60 to help Walmart stay profitable and pay substandard wages.

    • Anonymous

      Why spend it when you can get a return with all risk to the taxpayers and no risk to you by loaning it to the government?   Someone has to buy all that debt and that’s where a lot of company cash is sitting. Government debt.

      Then you have the politically motivated Federal Reserve pumping the money supply so you can do stock buy backs further rising your stock price. No need to invest for a return when you have the government artificially doing it for you.

      Business is the science of sending money for a return to the place with the least risk. That is what Obama economic policies have done. People really shouldn’t be surprised.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. The Chinese are buying up our debt at a pretty good clip too. Every time someone walks out of WalMart with another bag of cheap Chinese crap, they have more money to “invest”. We have a COMMUNIST finger up our butts for over $1 trillion now. Where is the outrage? How long do we think we can continue to send them our jobs and our money before they own us? Be American, buy American. Or learn to speak Chinese. Those are our choices. The protectionist argument falls on deaf ears as well. No one is more protectionist than the communist Chinese. The only reason they buy anything from us is so they can copy it and sell it back to us cheaper. 

        • Anonymous

           In a $ 12 trillion economy, $1 trillion isn’t that bad.

  • Conley Raye

    Read ” The Maine Wire” and see the facts on Mr. King. Mr. King does not tell the truth and uses the system for his benefit.

  • Anonymous

     King has little use for anything or anyone who doesn’t agree on his grander.

  • tag

    Uh oh, will the Dems start to reconsider Ms. Dill now?

    • Anonymous

      Doubt it!  A vote for Dill is a vote for Charlie.  That circus left town when the clown was elected Governor.

      • Anonymous

         I can’t believe you aren’t supporting a fellow progressive like Dill. First the Sierra Club turns its back…. Now you!!

        What is this world coming to?

        • Anonymous

          Why would I vote for Charlie?  He already showed what he was worth in the Poloquin incident. He’s answers to the Maine Heritage Policy Ctr., not Mainers.  You notice that most of the ads try to degrade King and Dill, but they can’t find anything good to say about Charlie

          • Anonymous

             You folks on the left are sooooo inconsistent. Here you are voting for a 1% er condemning them at the same time. How can you reconcile that?

          • Anonymous

            Everybody in Congress is a 1%!  If not when they go in, then when they come out.  We need to replace the useless Repubs in the Senate.  Getting rid of Snowe was a start.  Why replace with a Teatard?  Like I said, a vote for Dill is a vote for Charlie.  You Repubs really don’t think the bait and switch will work again, do you.  You must know Dill doesn’t stand a chance other than taking enough votes from Angus to sneak Charlie in the back door, just like Paul did.

          • Anonymous

             Dill is not a millionaire.

          • Anonymous

            Read my comment.  I said if not when they go in, then when they come out.

          • Anonymous

            Like I said,  inconsistent.

      • tag

        So you will support someone who is part of the 1%, gave tax breaks to big business, used taxpayer stimulus money for personal gain and used taxpayer money to create jobs overseas to build his windmills?

        • Anonymous

          Wow!  You make King sound like Romney’s little Toyboy, Ryan.

  • Anonymous

    A company thinking about locating in Maine will look at the amount of business equipment tax as one of its criteria.  Having this tax does not encourage businesses to relocate and without BETR would be a reason for a company to hold off on new capital investments in equipment.

    The problem with BETR is that it does not apply to all equipment for all companies.  The equipment tax should go away for every company, big and small.  Then the playing field is level.

    Taxes are like a big bag of Jello.  Push in one place and it pops out another.  One could say there is lost tax revenue for not having business equipment tax, which has to be made up by the citizens.  But piling additional costs of operation onto our businesses costs us in higher prices, less money available in those companies for salaries, benefits, and capital improvements, and making our businesses less competitive in the marketplace.

    If we want a healthy business environment, we need to lessen the government leaches that our sucking the blood out of our economy.  Maybe Angus helped kill off one leach, but he added a dozen more!

    • Anonymous

       It is for small business as well. I used it for years.

  • Anonymous

    Tell me another one.

  • Anonymous

    Thinking this man is anything but selfserving needs review

  • Anonymous

    A man of great Stature.

    • Anonymous

       How tall is he?

  • Anonymous

    Bull Crap! Elect King and we will all go back in time. perhaps we can get him a chair. King swings with the weather.

    • Anonymous

      Vote for Charlie and he will do the same as the other Repubs in Congress…Nothing

      • Anonymous

        At least Charlie takes the time to meet with small business, a far cry from what governor king ever did….

        • Anonymous

          Charlie might talk to Small Business. Fine! he isn’t wasting a lot of time on the real voters, the working people though.  I think Maine voters have had enough of catering to business at the expense of the rest.

          • Anonymous

            So Small Business isnt “Real Voters” WtF
            And the Chamber of Commerce isnt real either, or the SBA, or more than 50% of employment in Maine… Get a flippen grip-

            King, Dill, & Michaud know “NOTHING” about small business or economic development…!

            And no matter what, Quimby will never get her park…!

          • Anonymous

             If you think Maine caters to business then you must be smoking some great stuff.  Maine treats businesses the way a tapeworm treats its host.

  • Anonymous

    At least Charlie takes the time to meet with small business, a far cry from what governor king ever did….

    He will be nothing more than an impotent Quimby slave, and grudgingly help only tourist businesses

  • Anonymous

    It only creates government jobs.  Business personal property tax is a huge waste of tax payer time and mone.

  • Not to be trusted.  A self-centered power addicted self server.  He’s running for him not us.  If he was so concerned where has he been?… but making deals to add to his coffers.

  • Patten_Pete

    Angus King’s now in trouble. With the law. It is starting to hit the fan. It’s showing up on his face. He can’t suppress his anger and distaste for the commoners who challenge him. And if he gets elected, it’s not going away. He’s in trouble. Long in the tooth and long in jail don’t mix nicely.
    From:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-G… 
    Q.  There was a report over the weekend that Mr. King made a profit of $212,000 for the six years he spent on the Record Hill Wind project. In calculating that profit, did Mr. King include the $407,000 ‘success fee’ it was reported he received for securing the Department of Energy loan for the Record Hill Wind project?
    A. I will get back you.
    Q. When did Mr. King receive his $407,000 ‘success fee’ from the Record Hill Wind project?
    A. I will get back to you.
    Q. Can you confirm or deny that he Mr. King received his $407,000 ‘success fee’ for securing the $102 million energy loan for the Record Hill Wind project from the Department of Energy as was reported at Maine Today?
    A. I will get back to you.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie  Summers  2012 !!!

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