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Comments for: Rep. Martin had problems paying off taxes and loans from two government agencies

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  • Anonymous

    Not sure who to believe – the IRS and State revenue services or Mr. Martin (wink, wink). Let’s just pass the buck on this one. Take some responsibility Mr. Martin and Mr. Soucie and own up to these unpaid taxes and liens. You are not exempt from the same penalties that are put on to us regular folks when we are late on our payments!

    • Fannycradock

      No but they sure think they are.

    • Anonymous

      Thumbs down, really?? What about my statement did you not agree with? I think that if you are to put a thumbs down, you should explain why, just saying…

  • Anonymous

    I thought that it was just greedy old Republicans who did stuff like this? Glad to see the John Martin era in Augusta finally come to an end.

    • Anonymous

      the most geedy and corrupt among us are those whose names are followed by a capital D
      why else do you think they have replaced god with government (i.e. worship of themseves)

      • Anonymous

        Out of all of the slams…….that was weak. Somewhat pathetic, considering all things that occurred this past election. “the most greedy and corrupt among us are those whose names are followed by a capital D”???……. That’s just SO wrong, and you know it. Imbecile.

        • Anonymous

          The things that occurred this last election throughout the country were a complete disgrace with the exception of John Martin’s loss.

        • Anonymous

          Keep apologizing for the corrupt Ds in Maine. Does Paul Violette ring a bell? Former D leader who was given a hack job at the MTA and full time thief. And the morons voters in Maine just elected a new raft of crooks back into Augusta.

  • Anonymous

    Funny how you are no longer a legislative representative and your laundry is being aired all over the state. Foreclose on him and don’t give him anymore chances. As it is indicated in this article he has not taken care of his personal business as he should. Time to pay the piper. If i were on the board at the college i think we would be having a talk with Mr. Martin also.

  • Anonymous

    Like that commercial says, if you owe taxes, the irs will come at you like you were Adolph Hitler himself. Not the exact words from the commercial,but a similar meaning.

    Bet he agrees with Lepage comment about the IRS being thirsty vampires looking for blood. Not the exact words Lepage said but a similar meaning.

  • Anonymous

    Typical Democrat.

    • Anonymous

      Typical Republican Donald Trump has filed for corporate bankruptcy FOUR TIMES.

      • Anonymous

        The Donald was not a politician who made the rules for the rest of us.

        • Anonymous

          Donald Trump did everything in his power to influence the Presidential election.

          • Fannycradock

            Thanks for that insightful wisdom.

          • Anonymous

            Why, thank you, Fannycradock. Have a blessed day.

          • Anonymous

            I think you are the one who is ‘grasping’;

            Boxmaker wrote, in response to libsux:

            The Donald is still a typical grasping and irresponsibly greedy Republican.
            Link to comment

          • Anonymous

            Don’t be bitter just because Republicans suffered huge losses at the polls and the so-called “Tea Party” is now deader than the Dodo bird it resembles.

          • Anonymous

            Makes about as much sense as me saying “Soros and Sotero are irresponsible Marxist Democrats”.

            Boxmaker wrote, in response to libsux:

            The Donald is still a typical grasping and irresponsibly greedy Republican.
            Link to comment

  • Anonymous

    Even Congressman Mike Michaud has abandoned him – and they used to “live” together in an Augusta apartment.

    • Anonymous

      wasn’t Michaud a partner in Moose Point Camps at one point?

  • Anonymous

    A democrat who fails in the private sector and uses a career in politics to make up for his personal shortcomings
    pretty much par for the course

    • Anonymous

      Gee, do you suppose he got tutored by LeNutting?

      • Anonymous

        Martin has been around much longer – i’d guess he was probably the tutor to whomever it is you refer.

        • Anonymous

          Ooops. I forgot that when dealing w/the very, very literal minded, it is best not to indulge in sophisticated humor…or any kind of humor.

          • Anonymous

            Oh my, snarky personal attacks. Ouch. I guess that’s the best defense when you have no other.

          • Anonymous

            “If the shoe fits” and all that. How egotistical of you to think I’d owe you a defense.

          • Anonymous

            And how egotistical of you to think that name mashups are sophisticated humor. I believe those would fall into the juvenile humor category if indeed they fall into any humor category.

          • Anonymous

            Over and out.

      • Anonymous

        John Martin was always the “tutorer”, not the “tutoree”.

  • Anonymous

    Someone who has been in arrears in taxes for over a decade should not have been involved in politics. Isn’t there some sort of ethical conflict when a person who has influence over voting on tax regulations can’t be depended on to keep abreast of his own debt?

    • Anonymous

      How does he avoid showing up in the annual town report for late or non payment of taxes? He must have some connections at the town office. Hmm.

      • Anonymous

        He’s got the people in his pocket for sure!

  • Anonymous

    He is not a good loan risk is he? Why does he keep getting them?

  • jedclampet

    Anyone notice the head line does not point out he is a Dem, but if it were a Gop that would have been in bold large red print.

    • ptkitty

      You are absolutely correct, Jed. John Martin sucks …what a Blow-Hard!

      • Anonymous

        Seems like another ” Do As I Say, Not As I Do” moment. Politicions
        seem to run on their won rules, but hey the Sec. of the Treasury didn’t pay his taxes, whats new about a public servant taking the system for a ride.

        • Anonymous

          Does anyone doubt that Martin will get another “special deal?”

    • Anonymous

      There can’t be anyone in Maine over the age of 30 who can read that doesn’t know what party Martin belongs to.
      Plenty of sleaze to go around in both parties — some from the GOP just aren’t as well known as Martin. It will be interesting to see just how much clout he still has and how much he can slide out of now that he’s no longer in office.

      • Anonymous

        Nutting stiffed the state for something like a million. Like you say, party doesn’t matter. Familiarity with the system goes way farther.

        • Anonymous

          1.3 $ million

        • Anonymous

          What makes Nutting’s financial skullduggery so galling is its hypocrisy. He and his fellow Republicans have been so determined to cut welfare because of misuse but they still had the temerity to make an extreme welfare fraudster Speaker of the House.

    • Anonymous

      Read just a little bit into the article – if possible. It is there.

    • Anonymous

      They do mention that he is a democrat in paragraph 7. Had it been a republican, it would have been the headline and in every paragraph of the story. And notice that there are no other followups on a daily basis nor editorials on a daily basis like there would be if it were a republican. The BDN editorial staff would have lectured republicans at least three times by now on its editorial page.

  • Anonymous

    Every dog has his day.

    • Anonymous

      Woof.

  • Anonymous

    Its too bad, this guy is very nice to the people he represents

  • Anonymous

    (FAME loan in default Martin also has a history of making late payments to government agencies for taxes. ) ……. I think he should be able to borrow more money and he should be made a full Professor of Finance(with tenure) at UMFK. Now I finally understand why he lost the elction. His true calling is in the world of high finance. Does anyone need a Professional Financial Consultant?

  • Anonymous

  • Anonymous

    Test

  • Nagon Roan-Gelding

    I really think this guy should caucus with the Republicans.
    He’s our kind of leader.

  • Anonymous

    I never liked the guy. I guess I was right.

  • Anonymous

    how ironic.. Back when Martin was speaker, he was part of a group who defaulted on an SBA loan. When the NMDC head at the time went after him, Martin destroyed that person and he ended up resigning. Some of the people involved with NMDC joined in to ruin this person’s reputation. Where was the press then?? The question that should be asked is how many loans did NMDC give this person since, why are they going after him now, and is NMDC an organization that has been effective in bringing jobs to the county vs how much they spend to run?

    • Anonymous

      does politics ring a bell?

  • Anonymous

    keep digging, there’s alot more to discover..

  • Maybe a union could help him out!

    • Anonymous

      Shouldn’t your avatar be a crying Mitt Romney?

      • Shouldn’t your avatar be a hammer and sickle?

        • Anonymous

          Your humor is almost as bad as your candidate and like him, I’d suggest that you do not give up your day job.

  • Anonymous

    He was and has always been a “SCUMBAG”

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how much money FAME has lost over say, the last ten years.

  • Anonymous

    A definate pattern of, I am John Martin and I will do things as I see fit and I will pay my taxes on my terms, not that of the government. I wonder how many times over the last 40 years he has said “Do you know who I am”?

  • Anonymous

    I think Martin may have raised taxes beyond his ability to pay.

  • Anonymous

    It’s too bad John has to be remembered this way. He did a lot of good for Northern Maine. I suppose all good things come to an end.

    • Anonymous

      he has done alot of good but it has always been at the expense of others or a benefit to himself…

  • Anonymous

    This guy is the poster boy for 40 years of Democrat rule in this state. All you have on LePage is a propaganda mural that you constantly keep bringing up. Funny how the BDN waits until Martin losses the election to disclose all of his dealings. Maybe some “reporters” from the BDN will take notice of the WVII employees and get fed up with the bias.

    • Anonymous

      LePage also had a speaker of the house who stiffed the state pretty well but I am sure you’ll blame that on the democrats who made the rules that he broke.

  • Anonymous

    The most crooked,corrupt politician Maine ever produced. Figures he is a dem.

    • Anonymous

      Speaker Nutting steals $1.3 million from Maine Care and skates because of the thankfully brief R majority in the State Legislature.
      Pfft.

  • Anonymous

    I probably wouldn’t have voted for him last time if I’d known about all his business dealings.

  • Anonymous

    In a completely unrelated story, Maine also has a huge debt problem that has been developing over the last 40 years where the state just spends money without caring who has to pay for it…..it almost as if this guy has been in Maine leadership over the last 40 years….probably just a weird coincidence

  • [Wut]

    Why do I have the urge to start the little Johnny jokes?

  • Lord Whiteman

    The county should do a better job of promoting tourism. This restaurant could be a money maker if the north welcomed tourists like they did back in my great Grand fathers day.

  • Anonymous

    The King is dead. Long live the king.

  • tag

    Typical liberal whose life has been bankrolled by taxpayers. Thankfully, he will now go away.

  • Anonymous

    The KJ requires Facebook for commenting on their site…and what a wise choice that was. Just look at the quality of the anonymous comments on here. Embarrassing.

    • Anonymous

      ?anonymous….is that your real name “RickMaine”?

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