Who knew that Maine has 100 Democrats who are willing to pony up $30,000 to rub elbows with Barack Obama at his Maine fundraiser. And who knew that 800 Maine Democrats are willing to pay anywhere from $100 to $10,000 to be in the same ballroom as Obama that same day.

And people talk about rich Republicans.

Here is a thought, maybe we need a constitutional amendment to change the current presidential terms of office from two four-year terms to one six-year term with no provision for re-election. That way the business of this country might get done and no more money or time will be wasted on re-elections.

Here’s another thought. Maybe there should be a tax on all political contributions from all corners of American society: Democrats, Republicans, unions and other PACs, businesses and corporations.

Lynda Quinn

Skowhegan

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