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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    April 14, 2011

    Word ‘kleptocracy’ seems to fit our government

    I’m getting confused. First of all, when the Democrats in Congress were trying were trying to pass the health care bill, all of our tea party friends were saying “hands off my Medicare.” I agree with them. It’s a good idea to save Medicare. So, anyway, they went and elected a bunch of their guys […]

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    April 14, 2011

    Give LePage a chance to do what he promised

    The people of Maine are tired of being among the top taxed and lowest paid nationally. It took years of thinking that the tax dollar was as easy to come by as the waves breaking on the Maine coast. Maine is now nearly bankrupt. We are constantly losing our greatest resource — our next generation […]

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    April 14, 2011

    Optimism throughout state for LePage’s leadership

    I am tired of the constant bashing of our new governor. Yes, he has done some things that I probably would not have done, but after 30-plus years of same-party rule, it will take a while to get used to leading, and mistakes will be made. The good news is that everywhere I turn there […]

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    April 14, 2011

    LePage’s ‘gut responses … are trivial and weak’

    Leadership is lacking in Maine. It could be argued that three months of being governor cannot possibly be enough time to evaluate a leader, but I disagree. Paul LePage has demonstrated his fundamental style of leadership. We have been able to see how he deals with conflict, dissension, compromise and public discourse. Mainers heard LePage’s […]

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    April 14, 2011

    Senators’ piece had its good points, and not so good

    I read the op-ed piece written by Sens. Roger Katz and Brian Langley that was co-signed by my senator, Tom Saviello, in this newspaper. I very much appreciated the sentiment expressed that Gov. Paul LePage’s tone, demeanor and belittling comments have no place in Maine political discourse. Putting people down, dismissing their concerns and removing […]

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  • Published
    April 13, 2011

    Better things to focus on than whoopie pies, murals

    Whoopie pies and the labor mural are about the only news we have read in the newspaper or have seen on local television channels. The whoopie pie story is a joke, considering all the problems we actually have to address in the state. How many Mainers ever heard about or saw the mural before it […]

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    April 13, 2011

    When will LePage realize he’s ‘not helping Maine’

    Last week, we flew at 30,000 feet from San Francisco to Boston after one month abroad with no Internet, radio or TV. No news, is good news, I thought. How wrong I was. I walked to the back of the plane for some exercise and a glass of water. “Where are you from?” the flight […]

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    April 13, 2011

    Manners, respect two qualities LePage needs

    Inquiring minds find it very interesting that Paul LePage is so anti-union, when, as a former Scott Paper Co. employee, the union played a major part in his life. Scott Paper Company was a union mill. If, by chance, LePage was management, he still benefited from the mill’s union employees. It would have been the […]

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    April 13, 2011

    LePage’s actions reminds of a poster seen years ago

    Paul LePage reminds me of a poster I saw years ago that said: “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class.” John Bolduc Hubbardston, Mass. (Waterville native)

  • Published
    April 13, 2011

    Time to make ‘hope and change’ happen

    With all the problems facing the city of Augusta and the state of Maine, I find it deplorable that Working America, affiliated with the AFL-CIO, went door-to-door in the Sand Hill neighborhood of Augusta. Drugs, prostitution, and burglaries plague this neighborhood ,and many people there are completely dependent on state aid. Responsible, taxpaying citizens need […]