I think our governor and many legislators have forgotten the premise of our democracy: That we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Therefore, we the people are responsible for supporting legislation over the years that has provided the level of compassion and service provided through MaineCare.

Now, a governor who was elected by a minority of voters in the state is attempting to repeal years of thoughtful legislation in one quick emergency act.

This does not seem to be government for the people, rather it seems an attempt to force narrow-minded ideology on the citizenry.

The language of the supplemental budget states that the legislation is “immediately necessary for the preservation of public peace, health and safety.”

I would argue that an “emergency” will occur if the supplemental budget is passed as proposed because of the negative outcomes for the “health and safety” of the people of Maine.

Stuart Rogers

Vienna

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