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Comments for: LePage celebrates opening of Bangor facility that will help mentally ill transition into workforce

BANGOR, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage, Penobscot County health care officials and individuals undergoing treatment for mental illness on Friday celebrated the opening of a new facility that will help mentally ill Bangor area residents find work and transition to employment. The Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, part… Read More
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  • Anonymous

    This sounds  like a great program but am wondering about all the unemployed people with families, rent, food etc that are unemployed.  I think these programs are great in a great economy but today certainly this isn’t so.  Why not put people to work that have been unemployed or underemployed for long periods of time.  

    • Anonymous

      So… mentally ill people do not have families, homes, or need food? Mental illness is not always how the media makes it out to be. There are plenty of functioning people who suffer mental illness. Anything that gets them a job with a paycheck and reduces their dependency on others is a good thing.

      Im sure more than a few club members have been jobless for quite a while.

    • Anonymous

      it’s not an either/or thing. as a society we should be able to chew gum and walk.

  • Anonymous

    Leave it to our phony hypocrite-in-chief governor to show up for this opening.  He’ll never miss a photo op, but he thinks Mainers won’t figure out that for every picture he has taken, he’s thrown countless people out into the cold by cutting every social service program he can.

    • Anonymous

      So basically you hate the mentally ill…

      • Anonymous

        How you ever, ever concluded that I’ll never know. You really need to take some long-overdue classes in reading comprehension,Jack. I’m serious.
        I happen to care deeply about the mentally ill. I have worked with and for the mentally ill and will spend my remaining days fighting for them.
        What I hate…ready…are low life politicians who USE the mentally ill for photo opportunities, to make it appear that they care. And then they go back to Augusta and try to do everything they can to shut down one program after another that might help them.

        • Anonymous

          So he knew in 1997 when he began his work with this organization somehow he would become Governor? 

          Shutting down ineffective programs is the only responsible thing to do — fiscally and morally.  Giving any marginalized group in our society no reason to exist by sustaining them without purpose is the single most hateful thing we can do to them.    

        • Anonymous

          You will spend your remaining days fighting for them! Really. Yet you know nothing about the Club House obviously. LePage has been on the board for 15 years, offered them their first job that has turned into 54 over the years. All this for one photo-op. Did you even read the content or just the headline and decide to shoot your mouth off ?

  • Anonymous

    Heh, Google Robert West in Bangor, nice photo op for the gov.

  • Anonymous

    So his past support resulted in a docile workforce fo the company he ran.
    How rewarding, and telling.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, people are finding fault with the Governor’s support of this wonderful organization?  This is another situation where Governor LePage has done and continues to do something very good for Maine and gets slammed for it by myopic haters. 

    Thank you, Governor LePage.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed,  attacking Lepage for helping the disabled shows that the haters and the whiners suffer  a darker form of mental
      illness that a clubhouse can’t help.

  • Anonymous

    i think it’s wonderful that trip gardner was finally able to learn in medical school that “people are people”.

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean that Marden’s gets government subsidized labor ? Wouldn’t this prevent others from getting employment?

  • Well that’s good! ..someday those little liberals can go to work and support themselves!

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