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Conservatives Failing to be Conservative…

on March 26, 2012, at 10:27 a.m.
I recently found more disturbing evidence of Conservatives acting as big spenders and doing the opposite of what they say they support. In a recent amendment to the highway bill now being considered by the Senate, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) actually wants money saved by extending the federal pay freeze …
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Angus King is Crony Capitalism

on March 22, 2012, at 9:44 a.m.
I have not had the time to write as frequently lately as I have been consumed in projects which put food on the table. I don’t have inside connections to Washington and I don’t have projects receiving favorable loan guarantees… Some know of the inside ways in which money is …
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We’re borrowing $2.25 Million per minute…

on Feb. 27, 2012, at 1:44 p.m.
I ask you to watch the national debt clock for a couple of minutes and you will see it ticks up $1 Million about every 25 seconds. http://www.usdebtclock.org/ Lets round it out and say $2.25 Million per minute. That equates to $600 Billion per half-year or $1.2Trillion per year. Then look …
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No need to change a thing…

on Feb. 17, 2012, at 5:38 p.m.
As we enter into President’s Day weekend we are feeling good about the economy and yes after years of tough times it feels and sounds good! Let’s enjoy the uptick in activity. Along with this uptick should come an increase in confidence for investors to support young ventures. This is …
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Our Schools are Failing Us – No Homemade Foods…

on Feb. 14, 2012, at 10:04 a.m.
America is broken and my experience with new policies at the Bangor schools serves as vivid evidence of that fact. How does this apply to business and life in America? It is simple. Just listen to this link and you’ll quickly get the point. In the link we learn that …
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Maine can Manufacture – see how and why.

on Feb. 09, 2012, at 11:39 a.m.
Our country remains to be the world’s largest manufacturer, representing one fifth or 20% of the global manufacturing output. In 2009 our manufacturing output was $2.15 Trillion. Yes enough to make it the 6th largest economy in the world on a standalone basis. The next largest was China at about …
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Maine’s Spending and Welfare Problem

on Feb. 08, 2012, at 9:51 a.m.
Fellow Mainers we have a problem. Our government can’t continue to spend more than it earns. And we can’t afford to tax more than we already do. Send taxes any higher and those making the income that is taxed will leave. Then the state is left with only those who …
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The Fiscal Conservative Lie…

on Feb. 02, 2012, at 11:36 a.m.
As a Registered Republican and a true fiscal conservative I share these numbers with you for your own conclusion. My time on the George Hale / Ric Tyler Show on Monday mornings  for the past number of years in what we call the ‘Money Men’ segment has established my clear …
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Is the Economy Turning Around?

on Jan. 20, 2012, at 2:56 p.m.
The messages are mixed and economic reports are more confusing than ever. It can be really frustrating when you are a person trying to make decisions about household spending and business investment. The heartbeat of the economy is driven by consumer spending, now accounting for about 70% of GDP, our …
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Can Maine Turnaround in 2012?

on Jan. 09, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
It is simply up to us to make that answer a “Yes!”. Take a look at the turnaround made by North Dakota. A state with  a population of just 600,000 when it hit the bottom. As well it was a state plagued with economic failure and dying communities. Sound familiar? …
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Do we need the Department of Labor in its form today?

on Jan. 05, 2012, at 4:48 p.m.
Every time I see Department of Labor (DOL) reports I cringe. I recently blogged about the incredible lack of reliability in the unemployment reporting. I also pointed out that many other reports produced by the DOL are not accurate. Today we have yet another questionable report.  The Maine DOL livable …
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Maine’s Fishing Industry – Limit it or Not?

on Jan. 03, 2012, at 10:48 a.m.
We have all read and listened to the numerous recent news reports indicating the dire condition of our scallop, cod and other marine fishery resources in the Gulf of Maine. This is a clear case of current economic output versus near and long term sustainability of natural resources. It is …
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Mainers Must Want to Fail…

on Dec. 22, 2011, at 8:09 a.m.
It’s the same old story around here and it reruns like a broken record. Mainer’s just seem to hate opportunity, enjoy struggle, and love to complain. Over the past three decades Maine has endured a constant and persistent process of: Industry and Job Losses, outflows of the young and educated, …
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The MaineCare/DHHS Debate

on Dec. 19, 2011, at 3:31 p.m.
Is the Governor misleading the public by calling MaineCare Welfare? This appears to be a question that about 50% of Mainers agree with and 50% disagree with… So let us look at the definition of Medicaid, the Federal name of the state program called MaineCare. It is a joint federal …
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Consumer Spending and Debt both on the rise….

on Dec. 14, 2011, at 2:30 p.m.
If you are like me you were scratching your head today when you read the report on ‘consumer spending increases for 6th straight month’ in the BDN. Immediately I said to myself, well I know consumer borrowing, net of mortgage write downs was up in September after revisions but what …
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We can’t spend Enough?

on Dec. 12, 2011, at 10 a.m.
When will enough be enough? I mean when will we, as citizens and taxpayers, determine that our State is simply spending too much and that we have had enough? People don’t want to accept the reality of the financial challenge we face. We love our current Standard of Living so …
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Employment Data Truth

on Dec. 06, 2011, at 11:44 a.m.
Fellow Mainers, it is time that we require honest, accurate and straightforward information from our government and government agencies. Whether you are a ‘D’, ‘R’ or ‘I’ you need to pay attention to this. I have a very serious problem with the Unemployment reporting in our country today. It is …
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Mainas Just like to say NO….

on Dec. 05, 2011, at 11:06 a.m.
It seems that we Eastern, Central and Northern “Mainas” really like things the way they are or the way they have been. All too often I hear local folks talking about how “nothin happens around hea and we can’t get no good jobs”, meanwhile when we are given opportunities for …
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Welfare in Maine – A problem?

on Dec. 01, 2011, at 3:01 p.m.
I am often found talking or writing about our debt and deficits today. Whether we talk about the Federal Government, State Governments, Municipal Governments, Large Corporations, Small Businesses, and finally households or individuals we are nearly all accumulating debt. Which generally means our interest expense rises every year and requires …
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Taking Control and Creating Change

on Nov. 17, 2011, at 10:44 a.m.
Financial security anyone… Let’s say you are a typical Maine family living in Bangor and earning just under $50,000 per year. You both work and you have two children whom you love dearly. They are still young but time is marching on and you are getting very nervous about your …
 
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