Comments for: Tea party actions have consequences — like, potentially $72 million for Maine

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, at 11:57 a.m.

This month’s 16-day, partial federal government shutdown wasn’t the longest in U.S. history. But that doesn’t mean the shutdown of 2013 was devoid of consequences. Far from it. Forget, even, the effect of the shutdown on Americans’ faith in the ability of their federal government to function. Consider that, at …

Guidelines for posting on

The Bangor Daily News encourages comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

Similar Articles