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    December 18, 2011

    Elderly paid their dues with lifetime of hard work

    They have long paid their dues by working hard all of their lives, and now Gov. Paul LePage (who didn't even attend the first day of hearings) is trying to cut the low-income elderly of low-cost drugs and needed services. It should be their turn to get a little help.

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    December 18, 2011

    History of Medicare shows eligibility expansion

    Over the next few months, legislators will discuss MaineCare costs, not just for this budgetary year.

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    December 18, 2011

    LePage not taking care of Mainers as he promised

    I voted for Paul LePage because he campaigned to take care of Mainers.

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    December 18, 2011

    Here might be one reason Postal Service loses money

    My letter is not a criticism of the employees of the U.S. Postal Service, the carriers, window clerks, sorters and others who do the actual work of getting the mail delivered.

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    December 18, 2011

    Can religious in Maineforget Newt’s infidelities?

    In the View from Elsewhere on the opinion page on Dec. 7 was an editorial by the Chicago Tribune.

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    December 18, 2011

    Defense act a blowto our civil liberties

    On that date last week, both Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins joined the majority in the U.S. Senate and voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act. As written, the NDAA authorizes any U.S. president to send the military anywhere in the world to imprison U.S. civilians without charge or trial, based on suspicion alone.

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    December 18, 2011

    Paul is the most sensible and realistic Republican

    In this upcoming presidential election, lots of voters are undecided, and, as an independent, I have not hung my hat on anyone's hook yet.

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    December 18, 2011

    Does LePage have vendetta against Robin Hood?

    I thought I had our erstwhile governor pegged. He was from a fictional book called "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. He was Ebenezer Scrooge. Not that he is tight-fisted, but I quote Scrooge: "Tact is a quality I despised!"

  • Published
    December 17, 2011

    Scrooge learned his lesson, will LePage?

    Financial priorities of those controlling wealth in the United States are not only a shame but internationally embarrassing. Recent proposals from our governor are a prime example. At the holidays, here we have a follower of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge learned a lesson, however, will Gov. Paul LePage? Doubtful, but miracles happen. Some third-world countries treat […]

  • Published
    December 17, 2011

    Spending is bad, unless we’re shopping till we drop

    Corporations and their lackeys tell us not to elect representatives and senators who spend money. They say that spending is bad. So in order to please these big money donors, thereby getting elected, our politicians start laying off workers. By cutting back on the help, there is an immediate mirage of savings. It now looks […]

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