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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    February 19, 2012

    Understanding the difference

    How can it be that a person does not know the difference between political disregard for religious freedom and standing up for your moral convictions? Marie C. Stone Winthrop

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    February 19, 2012

    Teachers, students would lose if LePage get his way

    I am really sorry that Paul LePage had a bad school experience himself. Maybe he had a poor teacher who was unkind, or maybe he was a bully in school and prevented his teachers from doing their job for all the other kids. I will never know, but it is sad that he is bent […]

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    February 19, 2012

    Religious faiths that run business need to follow rules

    I want to commend President Barack Obama for his attempt to insure access to health care for all Americans. I am disappointed, however, at the outcry that this action represents an infringement on religious freedom. My read of history is that religious freedom had two prongs: freedom to and freedom from. We have the freedom […]

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    February 19, 2012

    Republicans should support governor, not Democrats

    Many Republican representatives in Augusta did not support Gov. Paul LePage in his run for governor. Maine conservatives did, and they did for a reason. We could have chosen a moderate, but we didn’t. Tough choices need to be made, and massive cuts need to be made. Republicans should stop asking what the Democrats on […]

  • Published
    February 18, 2012

    Many better things than war to spend money on

    I’m flabbergasted at the thought that our nation seems to be gearing up for more wars: against Iran and against Syria. We’re still stuck in a quagmire in Afghanistan. Have we all gone nuts? We can’t afford it! The same people who are griping about the terrible deficit are trumpeting new wars. How do they […]

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  • Published
    February 18, 2012

    Online retailers should collect sales tax on items

    As co-chairwoman of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, I see the difficulties that Maine’s small business confront on a day-to-day basis. Maine has strict and burdensome regulations, high taxes and, at times, an anti-business attitude. As state legislators, we have an opportunity to fix one injustice that hurts our […]

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    February 18, 2012

    Fairness in America today means …

    As the election draws closer, we will continue to hear more about fairness. Fairness in America today means demanding more taxes from those evil rich. The top 5 percent currently pay almost 60 percent of taxes, but it is still not enough. Meanwhile, many noble poor folks not only pay no taxes, but also half […]

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    February 17, 2012

    Case management services provide vital help for many

    Why has the state of Maine decided to cut case management services for children and adults with disabilities? Case managers help thousands of Mainers, and many people do not realize how big a part of our lives they are. They help people who cannot express themselves. They help people share what they want to achieve […]

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    February 17, 2012

    LePage’s bullying actions attempt to intimidate

    I would like to commend Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature for working together on the state budget. They demonstrate a mature and thoughtful approach to addressing the very painful process of cutting the budget. The same, however, cannot be said of the governor. Paul LePage continues to bully legislators and demean the legislative process. […]

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    February 17, 2012

    Story of one young man who will lose medical benefits

    I am writing to talk about what will happen to a young man I am working with to overcome alcoholism, a man I met through my volunteer work in the jail. He is one of Gov. Paul LePage’s noncategorical people, if that’s the term, who will lose medical benefits if the governor has his way. […]