Sen. Susan Collins recently voted to end discussion of an amendment that sought to overturn Citizen’s United and to regulate corporate money in politics, riding straight into the embrace of the Koch brothers — an arrogant stance for someone claiming to be a moderate. “Corporations are people, too” for Collins. I think someone’s lead in the polls went to her head.

I called her offices to ask about the rationale behind this appalling decision and was told the staff was “not allowed to discuss the senator’s justification for her vote.” It looks like 18 years in office has made Collins feel she has no one to answer to, unless it’s a large corporate donor.

Collins, who earns $174,000 per year, also voted against raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, or $21,000 per year.

Well, I think Maine voters can do better than sending another corporate lackey back to D.C.

Dori L. Burnham


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