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How Did Mild-Mannered Maine Get America’s Craziest Governor?
01-10-2014, 03:53 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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What better way to start a governorship than to refuse to attend a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast and, when the NAACP complains, tell them, on camera, to “kiss my butt”?

That’s how Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, introduced himself to the nation three years ago, and the Republican Tea Party favorite quickly followed up with a series of intemperate remarks and questionable actions that arguably garnered him more negative national media attention than any Maine politician since Sen. James G. Blaine, the so-called “continental liar from the State of Maine” whose 1884 presidential run was derailed by graft and corruption charges.

LePage’s first major initiatives as governor—to roll back all state environmental laws to weaker federal standards and stop a ban on bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor, in baby bottles—were drafted by his special adviser, a registered lobbyist for many of the affected industries. LePage defended the restoration of BPA in bottles by saying, with a smirk, that the worst that could happen was that “some women may have little beards.” Even as that effort collapsed, crowds of protesters were on the steps of the statehouse condemning LePage’s removal of a mural illustrating the history of Maine’s labor movement from the Department of Labor because an anonymous letter writer had likened it to North Korean efforts to “brainwash the masses.”

And that was just his first 100 days. LePage has since threatened to move his office out of the statehouse (over a dispute involving a television used to promote his policies in a public space), refused for months to allow his commissioners to testify before legislative committees and ordered state employees not to speak to the state’s largest newspaper chain (a move that earned national attention but went unimplemented).

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...s9DIvvm-N8
01-10-2014, 04:13 AM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
Is he related to harper? chuckle.gif
01-10-2014, 04:15 AM #3
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
You missed the really good parts,,,

As for President Barack Obama, LePage said on the campaign trail that the president could “go to hell” and reportedly told supporters at a private fundraiser that Obama “hates white people,” a remark LePage later apologized for, even as—in a feat of gymnastic oratory—he declined to confirm or deny having said it.

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LePage campaigned on a promise to improve the economy by scaling back taxes, welfare and regulations—and he’s accomplished much of it. In 2011, he signed a $150 million tax cut, the largest in state history, which reduced the top income tax rate and doubled the estate tax exemption from $1 million to $2 million. Under LePage, a five-year limit on welfare benefits was imposed—in order to stop Maine from being a welfare “destination state”—and laws restricting big-box stores and mining were repealed.

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More recently, LePage said he would like to lower the legal working age from 16 to 12—a plan unlikely to get traction in the Democratic-controlled statehouse—and he has promised renewed pushes to reduce welfare fraud and pass “right to work” legislation, which prohibits closed union shops.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...s9JN1uHPMo

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01-10-2014, 06:01 PM #4
Wayne5 Member
Posts:660 Threads:61 Joined:Nov 2013
I didn't miss it, I read the whole thing but only post the beginning as usual.

$150million is purely symbolic, not enough to change much.

I thought there was a federal five-year limit on welfare benefits.

"unlikely to get traction in the Democratic-controlled statehouse" I invoke the "jb rule"
doesn't matter if its going to happen or not, it happened. chuckle.gif

I don't expect him to lose in the next election I expect him to quit, like Payland.

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01-10-2014, 06:59 PM #5
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Well,,,I am not going to defend each and every whatever

in the country,,,but,,,at least he cut taxes,,,instead of

raising them more and more and more,,,watching all these

deep in debt states try to tax their way out of their

self imposed mess,,,and create more unemployment,,,

and wreck businesses,,,and then have to pay more

unemployment and benefits,,,and put everyone on welfare,,,

and beg the feds for more made up money,,,and then

spend that to buy the votes by buying everyone free goodies,,,

and then be even more deeper in debt,,,and beg more money

from the all powerful master of the made up money,,,and raise

taxes,,,to give money away,,,to buy votes of the poor,,,hey,,,

California voted to raises taxes,,,the votes did,,,know why???,,,

cause they have more takers than givers,,,so the future is

tax away all the money from anyone productive and spend it on

buying the votes,,,and then voting to take more,,,why make when

you can take,,,take,,,take???...

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01-10-2014, 07:13 PM #6
j browsing Member
Posts:5,158 Threads:1,098 Joined:Jul 2012
(01-10-2014, 06:01 PM)Wayne5 Wrote:  I didn't miss it, I read the whole thing but only post the beginning as usual.

$150million is purely symbolic, not enough to change much.

I thought there was a federal five-year limit on welfare benefits.

"unlikely to get traction in the Democratic-controlled statehouse" I invoke the "jb rule"
doesn't matter if its going to happen or not, it happened. chuckle.gif

I don't expect him to lose in the next election I expect him to quit, like Payland.

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"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
01-10-2014, 07:21 PM #7
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Tax and spend,,,tax and spend,,,

its the liberal way,,,hey Wayne,,,do Detroit,,,

do all the politicians who ran Detroit into the ground,,,

"I will never let Detroit go bankrupt",,,lie,,,lie,,,lie,,,

and the media and all the liars bow to the liberal liars,,,

yeah,,,do Detroit,,,all the great and wonderful politicians

who ran that place,,,or pick some California city that

is bankrupt or broke,,,do them,,,lets here about them for

a change,,,lets hear about all the ones that are going to

go down the tubes,,,lets here about Oakland and the reduction

of the police force,,,cause they are broke,,,and the gangs are

taking over,,,lets hear about how that is going to get fixed,,,

lets hear about Moon Beam Jerry Brown kissing Chinese butt,,,

or how the Chinese are going to own Detroit...

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01-10-2014, 08:14 PM #8
Ruby Wolf Member
Posts:10,786 Threads:721 Joined:Oct 2012
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01-10-2014, 08:35 PM #9
Wayne5 Member
Posts:660 Threads:61 Joined:Nov 2013
Well, as you might expect, I will point out that the Reps are "borrow and spend" and you would say "they are just as bad". They talk a good talk but when they owned the whole government they didn't walk the walk.

There usta be a thing called "The Fairness Doctrine" It really worked well. In the old days I listened to talk radio and in the morning the right wing guy talked and in the afternoon the left wing guy talked. They worked for the same radio station so they had to be polite to each other. If one guy said something wrong you could be for sure that the other guy called him on it within 24hours. Reagan did a lot of good things but like all presidents he screwed up a few things. He got the fairness doctrine repealed leaving us with talk radio of today. I don't listen to it any more. Its nasty with a capital N. It got that way because there's no balance. I get so weary of the lack of balance here that I try to balance it myself.

Politics is not a team sport. Just as everyone that's married can get a divorce we can have a real civil war. If we do have one, it will be for the same reasons as the last, people being lead into destruction by a few unbalanced individuals.

Don't worry I'll get released from it eventually and everything will go back to the way it was.

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01-10-2014, 11:48 PM #10
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
Yeah,,,talk radio is one of the last communications that haven't

been taken over by the liar liberal liar left,,,and the reason the lefty

side of talk radio is gone,,,is because even the liar liberal liar left

could not stand to listen to the lies over and over lies,,,nothing but

lies,,,lies,,,lies,,,see,,,get tired of all the liar liberal liar leftys,,,and

this isn't clockwork orange where they make you listen to it,,,

though no doubt the liar liberal liar leftys would just love to make

you listen to their lies over and over,,,like the TV shows one side,,,

but that is ok,,,because it is the liar liberal liar leftys side,,,so we

don't need no "Fairness Doctrine" for that one now do we???...

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01-11-2014, 12:06 AM #11
Wayne5 Member
Posts:660 Threads:61 Joined:Nov 2013
Actually.....television....under the fairness doctrine was perpetually having to give time to some individual that wanted to state his or her case on the air. Back then TV knew that the frequencies they used belonged to the people and the station had a responsibility to the people in exchange for the use. It only took one person to hold up a license renewal. Now they act like they own it. That is not an improvement.

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01-11-2014, 12:15 AM #12
j browsing Member
Posts:5,158 Threads:1,098 Joined:Jul 2012
liberal left radio went down the tubes due to ratings and sponsers dropping them..as far as tv fox news has the highest ratings..zucker at cnn is in the process of shaking up cnn because of low ratings..and msnbc is at the bottom with ratings

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
01-11-2014, 12:18 AM #13
j browsing Member
Posts:5,158 Threads:1,098 Joined:Jul 2012
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/randy-hall/...n-combined

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
01-11-2014, 12:23 AM #14
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
And there is nothing stopping left leaning radio talk,,,

they have even had some,,,they went bye bye,,,because

they don't get support,,,from the left or the right,,,because,,,

they suck,,,vomit puke diatribe,,,that simple,,,and yeah,,,

sound defensive because the liar liberal liar lefts politicians are

trying to pass laws to ban conservative talk radio,,,welcome

to 1984 Wayne,,,cause we are inches away from it...

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01-11-2014, 12:25 AM #15
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-11-2014, 12:15 AM)j browsing Wrote:  liberal left radio went down the tubes due to ratings and sponsers dropping them..as far as tv fox news has the highest ratings..zucker at cnn is in the process of shaking up cnn because of low ratings..and msnbc is at the bottom with ratings

Hi JB,

thanks for that,,,I was composing while you were posting...

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