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  • “Balancing” the budget on something that was never going to fly, is not balancing the budget.

  • Guest

    It will be a great day when this bs is thrown out for good.

    • Anonymous

      Just a few more days before we can clean up the Legislature.

  • Anonymous

    Threats to the government don’t work. I guess Augusta is finally finding that out.

  • Anonymous

    Let us understand once again that this is twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00), worth of  needed medical treatment, to be matched with federal funds, that our fellow Mainers will not receive because of Republican decisions in the Maine legislature.

    Shame on us if we vote these people into office again.

    • Anonymous

      You did mean Republican INDECISION didn’t you Jason?

      • Anonymous

        It is their expectation of special treatment because they think they are the privileged elite, actually.

        Who else would think that they need not ever compromise ?

    • Anonymous

      That cut was to power his corporate income tax cut that he has already announced. With an average income in the state of $29000, he must feel that paying $12000+ a year for health insurance is a viable option.

    • Anonymous

      We should also understand that LePage, after clearly demonstrating (for the umpteenth time) that he is a completely incompetent administrator, is now trying to blame his mistake on the Feds, to make political points a few days before the election.
      The man is the textbook definition of “worse than useless”.

    • It’s the Obama administration that is holding things up.  I would imagine the campaign is taking all of his time and he has no time for official duties.  Not that he’s done much anyway.

      • Guest

        Yes he has been busy tending to the needs of those who have been affected by the hurricane. In other words he’s been doing his job!
        Imagine it, a President with compassion and empathy.

        No wonder you people don’t like him, he’s in touch with humanity.

        • What has he done to tend to their needs, show up for a couple of photo ops? 

          • Anonymous

            Nope, he has tended to their needs by nosediving our economy and creating debt like we’ve never seen before.  Oh, and income is down, jobs are still lost and guess what? Things cost more now too. What a guy. But yes, he likely showed up for the photo ops. Guest must just be beaming with pride.

          • Guest

            I was watching the news and yes I am pleased with his performance.
            thanks

          • Briney

            Bush and Cheney gave you a debt “like you’d never seen before.”  Unfortunately, you had your eyes closed. 

          •  Obama has increased the debt by $4 trillion dollars in 4 years.

          • Briney

            After four years of incessant condemnation of President Obama by  fouled-up renegade teapublicans, perhaps you should go beyond the numbers, and look at  “why” we got where we are.

            Blame Obama for everything that doesn’t jell with one track teapublican thinking.  You and other teapublicans seize a number and plaster it across the board as if Obama walked into office and immediately caused a $10 to $15 trilllion national debt.

            Amazing how the teapublicans have shunned responsibility for helping us get where we are today. 

            Thanks to George W. Bush decreasing tax revenues – big tax cuts for the super wealthy and huge cuts for big oil – plus those -please do not mention -two Wars, plus a fianancial meltdown- just didn’t help.  Especially for Barack Obama, who inherited all of Bush’s mismanaged accounts.

            If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be laughable to listen and watch Romney and Ryan explain their quick cure for the debt by eliminating and strangling Social Security and Medicare – the Senior Citizen lifeline.  

            Teapublicans refuse to drop the Bush tax cuts for the super rich. Led  by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who heaps his distaste upon the president each day, the teapublicans do absolutely nothing but scoff at each move Obama tries to make to ease the nation’s debt.  How can he cut the debt if he and Congress and the American public is held hostage each time helpful legislation is shelved under threat of denial, if Obama continues to push for ending the Bush Tax Cuts for the Super Rich?

            The country has  reduced tax revenue due to padding the pockets of super wealthy and the oil industry.    Romney and Ryan are on the same track.  No tax cuts for the super wealthy- just take it away from those on SS and Medicare. 

            Without that tax revenue we can do nothing.  Just citing this president for increasing the indebtedness means little, when you ignore the fact the country is in the midst of a recession.  You can’t ignore the burden he shouldered when he took the reins.  

            A check on how we reached the high state of indebtedness will also show  both Bushes, Reagan and Ford, all helped increase the country’s indebtedness.  

            To lament that Obama increased the debt without even examining the cause, or, reasons behind the increase, only leaves a vacuous statement.

          • Anonymous

             the economic crisis was caused by banks approving loans for people who should not have been approved and appraising houses too high so people pd more for houses than they were worth. Then they lumped together loans and shredded them into a million pieces. You have the R to thank for this

          • Guest

            He actually put himself on the ground and went out and talked with people. Unlike GWB during Karina and it’s aftermath.

            He also made it possible for those who need help to get it faster. Going out and talking to people and listening is a sign of a good leader. Emotional support is as necessary as monetary.

          •  Actually, he is out campaigning.  Meanwhile, no one is around to help the poor people of New York who still do not have power, food, water, housing.  Where is Obama???  Where is FEMA?? Where is the help for these poor storm weary people?  Out campaigning, that’s where.  This administration is far worse than the Bush administration.  Obama cares about Obama.

          • Briney

            You’re entitled to watch Obama and FEMA officials on the ground with Governor  Christie. 

            Another of one of your inconsistent tea party rambles. 

          • Anonymous

             Mitt Romney and his wife’s view of tough times in college were cashing in some stocks. Romney would have no clue how to comfort these people.

          • Anonymous

            These people are completely out of touch with what is going on in the aftermath of the storm.  If you pay attention to the news there is no help.  A few photos and a statement that nothing will stand in the way to get what is needed does not work.  these poor people are suffering and are not getting the needed assistance.  When someone is in charge he needs to be on the ground not out galavanting around the country politicing.  Clint Eastwood was right in the movie Heartbreak Ridge this in a “Cluster —-”  The time for the government to do something for the people is now not Wednesday.

          • Anonymous

             made sure help is where it needs to be

        • Briney

          The president is a humane person.  Extremely difficult for Le Page and R&R supporters to understand the meaning of the word, since none of the three have ever shown it. 

      • Briney

        Tea Pot Mitch McConnell swore from Day One that he and his fellow tea pot klan would block anything and everything this president attempted.

        Whose holding things up?  The republican tea pot klan.

      • Anonymous

         it falls in the hands of the Secretary of Health & Human Services. I doubt she is involved in the campaign. LePage and his minions should have got their request in way earlier. Now he’s saying “It’s not my fault.”

    • Anonymous

      Well said.   We need to be sure not to reward these people by giving them one single vote.
      We need to be sure to oust every last one of the Republican incumbents and would-be newcomers. 
      It is time to make Lepage a political nonentity by voting Democrat and showing him that this is OUR state.

      Reclaim Maine   Vote Democrat 2012

  • Anonymous

    Never heard of “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched”.  It’s easier to ‘hatch’ up some scheme, I guess.

  • Anonymous

    I’d be very interested in knowing exactly what the Feds want in new info.

  • Anonymous

    If the word “stumblebum” didn’t already exist, it would be invented to describe our governor.

  • Anonymous

    It seems strange to me that it took all this time to figure out they needed more information.  The state is only trying to bring the program into the same standards of the federal government.  it is pretty pitiful that they don’t understand their own limits and have to question and or ask for more information.  We need to light a fire under the feds butts.  The clock should not be reset and they should be made to respond as soon as they have the additional information.  I am tired of this reterick of the he said she said.

    • Anonymous

      In a few days we’ll know if General Schneider will hold office any longer.

    • Guest

    •  The cuts are wrong, but I think this extra time they want is the Feds taking a little payback for the AG trying to get the courts to hurry them…

      • Anonymous

         The law is clear and  says states CANNOT reduce their benefits in anticipation of the affordable care act.( YEAH the feds knew states might try to do that ).  Lepage and company just don’t want to take No for  an answer.

    • Anonymous

       Nothing strange about it  at all.  It is called Payback  It’s a term the R party is quite familiar with and D’s rarely use.

  • The AG’s Office needs to re-read it’s Supreme Court decision’s and Constitutional Amendment’s. Marbury vs Madison made this case back in the early 1800’s if not earlier. Add to that both the current Court of Appeal’s ruling that Maine does not have the authority to modify a Federal Program and the decision of the current Secretary of DHHS that Maine is required under the current ACA to maintain the current funding (which the Fed’s, not Maine picks up) and the need for all of this AG hoola is just so much moose menusha. The AG already has the Federal Court’s more than slightly annoyed with Maine’s apparent inability to be able to read even the most basic of Federal guideline’s and now the DHHS Secretary has made her decision. At what point is Maine going to learn that even the State’s Governor and the AG have to comply with a Federal decision. Is it going to take a Federal Court Order, delivered by a US Marshal, to get Augusta to wake up and start learning now to read ? At this rate it might, and the cost is going to be something that the Governor had better start counting now. And if this goes on much further, then the need for a State Constitutional Convention is all the more apparent. Not to mention what the about to be elected State House Rep’s and Senator’s are going to do to the Governor’s legislative proposal’s.  

    • Anonymous

      I think he wanted to do this before the new legislature when his puppets are gone.

      • Anonymous

         I heard if he loses the R majority he is calling a special session to go after the State of Maine pension fund.

    • Anonymous

      I am thinking they don’t know how to read so there fore you are much smarter than them. Ever consider running for office ? Time for honest politicians not all these who buy their office and then rob the people blind by being bought out. If someone would only run who wanted to help this state and get elected on honesty then maybe we could get ahead instead of going backwards. I am not sure that honest people can be elected because the liars dupe the people over and over and over again. Hope that all open their eyes and ears and use their brain if they even have one and elect people who don’t want to take your money and then blame the FEDS or anyone but themselves for they are perfect and they could fix it if only no one was watching and making them accountable. Time for everyone to start paying attention and stop reelecting the same people who are accomplishing nothing. See you all at the polls and remember we need change not the same old same old,  so use your vote wisely.

      • Anonymous

        Look for the money honey and what their political agenda is.  If it is for the one percent of which there are quite a few in Maine then they ususally dont?t give a rats a%% for the general population.

  • Anonymous

    Of course these “poor poor people” will continue to get their medicare benefits.  We owe it to them to let them sit back and criticize those who are work hard for their lifestyles.  If they work, they lose their heating assistance, medical, food stamps and other compensation. 

    I’m sick to death of hearing “I’ve worked all my live and I feel I am entitled to these benefits”.. Most on unemployment don’t even realize they never contributed one cent to the unemployment fund !! Their employer did..  Continuous unemployment benefits with extension after extension.  As one woman said to me, “no I don’t have a resume.  I don’t want to work.  I just want to “fly under the radar and continue to receive a check”. 

    OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE… Vote for ROMNEY to help get us out of the mess this country is in.  It’s so bad, I don’t know if he can do it or not BUT WE KNOW OBAMA CAN’T !!

    • Anonymous

       Vote for the tax dodger,a man who’s spent his life hiding his income.These people feel they’re entitled to pay little if any tax.Remember,taxes are for the small people.vote romney

    • Anonymous

       I’m sick of those people who think THEY are the only one’s WORKING to  earn  a living and paying taxes . They seem quite entitled to tell everyone  else what they think . PS  The parents being kicked off medicaid are WORKING PARENTS.

      PS  It was people like Romney who got us INTO this mess.  NEVER EVER VOTE R AGAIN!!

      • Anonymous

         Oh my gawd… It never ceases to amaze me how people have that ” what can this country do for me, rather than that ole what can I do for my country”.  Get out there and find a way to support yourself.  If people are well enough to work, then why should they be on medicaid?  Just because they don’t work enough to make ends meet ?  Well, welcome to the club!  Eat right, exercise and support yourself !!

        Romney paid 2.9 million dollars in taxes last year.  I don’t care how much he made, HE PAID HIS EFFIN’ FAIR SHARE !!  I wouldn’t care if it was 2% of his income.  It’s more than you will pay in your lifetime !! 

        GET A JOB!! GO TO WORK !!!  STOP FEELING LIKE WE NEED TO SUPPORT YOU !!  Obama will bankrupt this country if re-elected and THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK !!!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          Whaaaa!

        • Anonymous

          If all else fails, you could try reading,Kick, with the goal of actually learning something, not merely scanning a few words, then spitting out what “the party” plants in your head.
          Ever hear of “garbage in, garbage out?”  That sums up what’ going on in the Repugnantcan party today.

          • Anonymous

             I know very well what is “going on in the Republican Party” you twit !!  It’s people like you who need to read.  I’d put a bag over my head if I were you and had to vote DUMBA*S DEMOCRAT !

          • Sherman2

            Just go away.

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you try to at least reply with an adult sentence?  Even if the other person ticks you off.

        • Anonymous

          THEY HAVE A JOB AND THEY ARE WORKING !!! The parents being kicked OFF medicaid ARE working.  I know it is an inconvenient truth that  makes it hard for you to stay with and defend your argument that everyone “on welfare ” is a “Loafer ” .  And if they are working they are paying taxes –making it hard to make your argument  that they are “takers” . Lepage’s  proposal kicks WORKING  parent off of medicaid.

          • Anonymous

             Well, sheeeit … it would be just terrible if those WORKING PARENTS actually had to pay for their OWN HEALTH INSURANCE, wouldn’t it… How are they going to buy their cigarettes, booze, iPhones, and other crap they don’t need??   Imagine having to support yourself by using your OWN wages… The audacity of LePage to believe people should use their own money to support themselves..  IMAGINE THAT !!!

          • Anonymous

             the health insurance offered by most employers has poor coverage, very high premiums which low income people can’t afford, and high deductibles.

        • Anonymous

           some of these people on Medicaid have never worked. some are just plan sad and really & truly don’t know how to work because they never had. Don’t complain about them until you have walked in their shoes.

      • Anonymous

         the 19 and 20 year olds LePage want to remove are not necessarily parents

    • Guest

      I’m sick of people who work who think they are entitled and those who are poor don’t matter.
      Obama 2012

      • Guest

        One more time. I’m sick of entitled people who think the problem is poor people.

    • I am with ya! best cure for this and welfare is about two.weeks of starvation…then its a miracle ..they will.get to work…oh that’s right..there’s no jobs cause o ba ma has not gotten out of the way..his recovery is as elusive as a liberal with common sense!

      • Guest

        The lack of jobs in Maine is LePages fault. The lack of jobs and the current economy began with GWBush but you know that, it’s those pesky facts that you ignore.

        Amazing how many of you tea party republicans wan’t to starve and annihilate the poor. 
        It’s common thread that you all have. What a selfish and inconsiderate group.

        • ya…who had the house and senate 06/10? when all this started? tell me how good dodd frank.is? tell me how the printing of money is good…tell me how one can central plan a country from DC? tell me how liberals are sooooo smart that they have to.make them mandatory? here..think on.it

          • Guest

            If that made sense I would make an attempt at an answer but you are clearly not feeling well.
            Take care.
            We liberals will be just fine. 

          • Not without those of us.that work…to carry you along in life.which economic thought did you liberals learn

          • Sherman2

            The right wing fantasy world is alive and well in this one…

          • Guest

            You still aren’t making sense there Keith.
            If you are a working person, good. The less fortunate may thank you if you weren’t so bitter.

          • Briney

            Your pomposity is only excelled by your pontification.  

          • Anonymous

             clearly not that reed by adolecents boys fascinated by AYN Rand.

          • Sherman2

            You’re rambling nonsensically again…

        • ps..we want ti get rid of liberals communist Marxist..you know…friends of yours??!!

          • Anonymous

            And we, you poor uneducated, misinformed man,want to get rid of people who go to rallies, listen to lies and thump their Neanderthal chests before they go forward to carry that nonsense into the world.
            You are so easy to manipulate and to shape, form, and drag along, all the way to the polls.
            Thinking not required, obviously.

          • Briney

            You think we want remnants of the 3rd Reich running the country?

        • Anonymous

           WAAAAAA !!!! It’s Romney’s fault,  it’s LePage’s fault, It’s his fault or their fault.. NO WAY IS IT YOUR FAULT, IS IT ?? WAAAAAAAAAA ~~~

          • Anonymous

             well the majoity still blame bush and the r’s policies  for the economic collapse  You are in a minority…

      • Anonymous

        What happened to all those jobs the 10 years of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy were supposed to create? Oh yeah, they’re in China, with Rmoney’s business partners.

        • Anonymous

           I want to make an election sign, VOTE for ROMNEY, Save those minimum wage jobs!

    •  Most on unemployment don’t even realize they never contributed one cent to the unemployment fund !! Their employer did.

      Yeah, on behalf of their employee. It’s part of the cost of doing business. Though it’s clearly not intended as a long term solution, but a stopgap.

      • Anonymous

         Exactly, thirteen weeks should be the limit !! There are so many people collecting benefits and working “under the table”, it’s not funny !!  When people get hungry, tired, and cold then they will start having a little pride and find something to do that will generate income !!  Turn off the cell phone, stop wasting money on tattoos, shut off the TV and GET A JOB !

        • Sherman2

          Just go away.

    • maineiac123

       Actually the employee pays for those benefits indirectly.  Unemployment compensation is simply a part of the package an employer offers, just like the “employers” share of FICA.  If the employersdid not have to pay for it, they could offer the employee more wages.   It’s obvious you simply hate people that need help and think you are so much better than they are.  Let’s just hope you never need assistance. 

      • Anonymous

         Sorry Bud, but you are wrong.  I do not hate anybody.  I hate lazy lifestyles and that give-me, give-me, give-me attitude.  Employers MATCH the FICA employees pay, and pay .062 % of their total wages to Social Security.  (the employee pays .042% SS)..  There is also a FEDERAL Unemployment tax too!!  The employer pays a hefty Worker’s Compensation insurance on total wages also.  This country is going down the tubes so fast that it will be unrecognizable it in no time at all.  This welfare is NOT sustainable and Obama can only print money so fast !! 

        • Anonymous

           They are WORKING PARENTS being kicked off medicaid.

      • Anonymous

        Do NOT.  Repeat do NOT confuse them with facts, mainiac123.  It’s not an area they can grasp.  Just have to love how they are they first to call others “lazy,” yet they are consistenly too lazy to read and to learn.  They prefer the easy route:  listen to their “leaders,”  let their sponge-brains soak up the lies, then repeat them.

      • Anonymous

         let’s remember drawing an unemployment check is NOT welfare

    • Guest

      I worked for 30 years got sick went through my savings, was poor because of it and qualified for MaineCare.
      I also have disability. I worked for it all my life and I am collecting it because it is my survival at this point. 

      I worked hard. I’m not ashamed of my circumstances nor should anyone like me be.

      • Anonymous

        Tell us what your disability is that prevents you from working.  I’d be curious to know.

        • Anonymous

           SURE you would…… so you can make it personal and tear him limb from  limb

          • Anonymous

            I’d be curious to know what disability he has that prevents him from holding down any job.  Yeah.

        • Anonymous

           is it really your business? have some tack.

      • Anonymous

         May God Bless you

    • Anonymous

       I believe you mean Medicaid or, as it is called in ME, Mainecare. This is a program for low income people to pay for their medical bills. it also pays most of the nursing homes in ME to provide substandard care to elderly people in these homes. Medicare is the health insurance people who have pd into thru their wages receive at age 65.

  • Anonymous

    Gawd, this Republican crew, please, what a bunch.

  • Anonymous

    This is good news ….. just in time for the gov to descend to the status of lame turkey.  

  • Anonymous

    Once again LePage does not do something correctly like dotting his “i’s” and crossing his “t’s”.  He demands and thinks that is enough.  He won’t get it anyway.  Hey anyone feel the earthquake today.  It was the governor and another temper tantrum.

    • Anonymous

      Visual: LePage on his back on the floor, kicking and banging his fists.

    • Briney

      You forgot.   He finally declared a State of Emergency.  We’ve known that from Day One.  Even after his declaration on the eve of Sandy, he did absolutely nothing. 

      He’s been good at threatening to smash a reporter, tell the NAACP what to do, and what he’d tell the president.  He’s good helping the Canadians carve  another Grand Canyon through Maine.  

      He’s also good at taking off for his beachfront homes in Florida and Jamaica. 

      Two more years, he and his family and relatives on the state payroll,  will leave the tax-free Blaine House and hopefully depart this state for good.

      • Anonymous

        Ha!  Sad though and downright pathetic!

  • Anonymous

    is dragooning a word..?

    • Anonymous

      Probably slurring his words.

    • Anonymous

      Yup, it’s a word, check the dictionary.  Either “persecution by harsh of troops” [often called dragoons] or force into submission by violent measures; harrass”.

      Sounds like those two have a martyr complex, just like a lot of conservatives.  They definitely don’t play well with others or play by the rules.

      Threatening a lawsuit?  More wasted Maine money down the drain.

      • is it difficult being so smart?

        • Anonymous

          You should at least try.

  • County Escapee

    Aren’t Medicaid funds provided primarily by the Feds that are being cut by the same(if not completely)?
     Then how can the State be blamed for it?

    • if you are liberal there is a way..pay.no.attention to.facts

    • Careful County. You just made the big dirty secret public ! The Fed’s fund the Medicaid but the State wants to restrict the funds being spent,BUT NOT SEND THOSE FUND SENT TO MAINE BACK TO THE FED’S. Now anyone wanna guess where those fund’s sent to Maine, but somehow never spent, are going to go ? Truth in a land of moosepoop and politician’s is a VERY DANGEROUS VIRTUE. Thank God someone in Maine still has ‘the sand’ to say it !!!

  • Anonymous

    Foot-dragging LePage deserves delay, not expedition.

  • god bless lepage ..anyone that tweak liberals is awesome! liberals have just enough sense to.sustain life..just walking around chanting o ba ma o ba.ma

    • Guest

      OBAMA 2012

      • thank.you..it helps identify the dumb ones! ha

        • Guest

          Nah, the dumb ones want to vote for Romney.

          • oh come on…you can do better than that! what are you 12? jeez

          • Guest

            You get what you give…

          • Na na na boo boo…tissue ?

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for proving Guest’s point.

          • Sherman2

            The more you talk the less sense you make…  you and kick need to give each other a hug.. maybe you’re the same person… it seems to be the same nonsense.  Many right wingers have multiple names here to pursuade themselves and other of their ilk that there are many that feel the way they do….   I think in reality there are about 4 of ’em with 27 names.

          • Anonymous

            If all else fails, you could try counting the amount of “likes” Guest has, compared to yours.
            Does it tell you anything?  Grab a clue.  They’re free today…to the poor, disenfranchized, victims of the Tea Potty.

          • Anonymous

             I hate to say it but my mom and bro included

    • Anonymous

      It’s pretty easy to get under a lib’s skin, and reduce them to name calling and citing irrelevant recent history. Tell the truth, and speak in facts.

      • pretty much! bahaaaaaa

      • Anonymous

        Let us know when you start.

        • Anonymous

          On another issue …no problem….i just happened by this story to  view the unwarrented disdain towards Gov.Lepage, who, if  my memory serves me,  was duly elected in  a free, fair and open election.

          • maineiac123

            You forgot to mention he got elected by only 39% of the people. Hardly a mandate. Oh, by the way, that disdain is not unwarranted.

          • Anonymous

            No i neither forgot to mention it, or suggest a mandate…..just stated a fact….he was duly elected in a free, fair, and open election.

          • You can’t talk sense to fools..if you have more.than.three people running for a position …and one gets 40% and one gets …oh never mind…the liberals don’t understand math..afterall were 16t in debt!

          • Sherman2

            shhhhhh…  Keith my child. let the adults talk now….

          • Briney

            Thanks to you and the republican tea party.

          • Anonymous

            and in November he will be made impotent ( and hopefully silent)   by a free, fair and open election .

          • Anonymous

            once again,wasn’t addressing you and do not care to.

          • Anonymous

            The disdain for LePage stems from his disrespect shown to many others by his choice of words and his actions. He is receiving the same (lack of) respect he has shown others.

      • Anonymous

        Like you?

        • Anonymous

          Such  as?

      • Briney

        Radical Right Wing members of the Tea Party Klan appear to have a lot of problems spelling the president’s name. 

        They also share a fragmented and sometimes colossal loss of veracity when attempting to cite history.  

        Few if any know that Bush and Cheney started two wars based on a lie.  None of the radical Right would ever admit that it was during the republican eight year reign that this country did a nose dive into a recession. 

        Neither of the two “heroes” wanting to become president and VP., would have saved the auto industry and its myriad collection of spin off industries around the country.  

        All they have done in the past four years is block whatever this president has tried to do, to help Americans.  

        Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell couldn’t have been clearer: “My only goal during the next four years is to see that this president does not get re-elected.”

        One doesn’t need a degree, or even a  High School Certificate to understand why he took that stand, and why his tea party klan pledged to back him on every barrier he raised. 

        Pretty sick record. 

        • Anonymous

          I am not a tea party member, and I would hope that you can accept the fact that there are Radical Left Wing elements within the democrat party also.  

          As for citing accurate historical facts, we could have a very long disscussion on that front.

          • Anonymous

             and yet that ‘discussion” never seems to happen ….seriously— simply see the “discusion” above  which is basically amounts to :  “your mother wears combat boots”

          • Anonymous

            Wasn’t addressing you, and don’t care to.

    • Briney

      It’s OBAMA.  Jealousy won’t get you anywhere.  
      Obama 2012!

  • Anonymous

    Right, just let sick people obsess for another three months before they know whether they can afford doctors’ bills or not…And can’t you find another photo of Schnieder….Just rubs salt into the wounds to see him smiling about suffering people.

  • Guest

    ———–he’s on hold

    • Anonymous

      And I can’t wait to see how red his mug is when he finds out he’s been had…by all the special interest groups he’s been paying homage to, at our expense.

  • Anonymous

    Some people never learn and that seems to be the case with Tea Party Paul LePage. He is again threatening Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius with a lawsuit. Something tells me that the Secretary isn’t going to lose much sleep worrying about Tea Party Paulies threatened suit. To be honest LePage’s track record in lawsuits against Secretary Sebelius stands at 0-2. Maine under his direction was part of the National Federation of Independent Business vs Sebelius (Obamacare) and that was a loss for Tea Party Paulie and his crack legal eagle Maine Attorney General  William Schneider. Then Tea Party Paulie decided to force Sebelius and her minions to issue a ruling on Maine’s request for a waiver in less then the 90 days provided by law. He sent Schneider to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston to get the feds to hurry up. The Court took one look at Maine’s petition and started laughing. After they changed their wet pants they sent Schneider packing back up I-95 with his tail between his legs. The problem is that unlike most school yard bullies Tea Party Paulie fails to understand one important thing. Bullies are only successful when they pick on someone smaller or weaker then they are. Of course I suppose he could go over Sebelius’ head to her boss. Except her boss is the same Obama guy that Tea Party Paulie told everyone that they could expect to see him telling to “go to hell a lot”.  In a few days Mainers can put an end to this tea party insanity by getting rid of republicans in Maine’s House and Senate.

    • Anonymous

       I hope the R do get voted out. anyone in Hermon or parts of Bgr represented by Farnham needs to vote for Dr Gratwick. this is a very close race and could determine the majority in the ME House.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently, they do not know who they are f$%king with!!! Governor LePage has the solid backing of the Koch brothers. He is a hardcore Koch head. When David Koch snaps his fingers, Scott Walker and Paul LePage snap to attention. Nice to know our politicians are not for sale.

    • COO COO

    • Anonymous

      Does the name George Sorros ring a bell.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, Obama snaps to attention when he snaps his fingers. All politicians jump these days whenever someone snaps their fingers, unless, of course, it is a lowly taxpayer. The Republicans are in bed with the right wing extremists. The Democrats are in bed with left wing extremists. The taxpayer ends up sleeping on the couch.

  • Guest

    Good! Just say no to LePage. I hope the Feds carry through and turn him down.

  • Anonymous

    Get over it Gov!! You are in America… Not Marden’s… Maybe Bill can come up with another idea…

  • Anonymous

    Caption of photo number two:

    Bloaty Toad…..

    (Why’s everybody always picking on me?)

  • Anonymous

    It’s time to burn D.C. to the ground and go back to the AOC

  • Anonymous

    Can’t do anything until the election is over.  Have to see if they have jobs.

  • Anonymous

    I like Lepage more and more everyday. At first I was concerned with his skill set, now I am proud.

  • notateapartier

    How embarrassing. Our Governor receives a response letting him know that there are certain things that he will be entitled to do and even walked through ways to get at least part of what he is asking for, but he responds by threatening to “see you in court” (again).

    If I remember correctly, back in January, Secretary Sebelius offered to send a team of experts to help the Governor balance the budget, but this offer was refused.

    • Anonymous

      Because he and his partners do not want the feds to know what they are really doing this for.

  • maineiac123

      “that the federal government put politics aside and address the needs of our most vulnerable.”  Since when did LePage concern himself with the most vulnerable?  Like when he wanted to close down elderly residential units?  Or when he wanted to get the poor off MaineCare or the elderly?  Sure he’s really concerned with the most vulnerable.  

  • Anonymous

    The gov. and attorney general apparently picked the wrong people to bully this time these people arent old and feeble.The gov.should have accepted the help offered back in jan.or maybe the budget should be balenced on the high paid do nothing positions in the state as the gov.said we have too many of them . 

  • the State budget is in the hole because le page and the GOP legislature gave cuts to the richest and coorporations wihtout adequate oversight and put the tax burden on the little people…he’s an absolute self serving coorporation man and for the wealthy walking around with holes in his pants because his brain is like swiss cheese

  • AmbroseBear

    Lepage was not elected to oppose the People of Maine, including those who need health care. No one who needs the twenty million for medical treatment would oppose this. Because, they are the ones affected, only they should vote on it and  no one else. They should have their own representatives and they should make the laws in relation to that brilliant, cost saving,  “budget” idea. Obviously, Lepage is not their Governor and should have nothing to do with this decision, including comments President Obama’s administration is “stalling”. 

    I can see him having a similar opinion and position had he existed in the 40’s ….shnell…shnell….undt….feed zem zee sawdust …zay eat vay too mush

  • Anonymous

    Dear Gov soon to be irrelevant, blast away there big bully boy. Your reign of explosive behavior is all but over. You will relish the tranquility the people will insist you be resigned to over the next two years. It will be much easier for you as you try to navigate and you find your way back from the boarders of extreme. Hopefully you’ll realize that government is not like running a junk store but then that is wishful thinking. 

    On a positive note …. I wanted to tell you that your picture on this page is awesome and you look like you’ve lost some weight. keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous

    First Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the lawsuit forcing the Federal Government to more quickly move on LePage’s medicaid program.  If he is so sure that the Supreme Court included the “maintenance of effort” in its decision that the states didn’t have to accept the increased Medicaid provisions of the ACA he should take his case to the Supreme Court.  

  • Jollyroger

    It’s not the first time Gov. 39% has lost his head…

  • Anonymous

    I think the gop just decides to ignore the law of the land, and use the courts when they might gain some slight advantage. In this case I think the court is looking through their evil scheme and reading the writing on the wall, easing them into submission.  

  • Attorney General William Schneider told the legislature what he thought the Supreme Court decision meant, and the Republican legislature went along with his view.  And they created a budget based on what Schneider assumed.  (The old adage about the word assume seems apt here.)  I thought that his “interpretation” was wrong and completely illogical.  Evidently so does the federal government, and they write the checks.

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