I recently listened to an album…did I say album, ahhh…ha ha ha, I meant CD of one of my favorite artists. In one of the songs, the lyricist repeatedly poses the question to the listener, “What is your legacy?” For most honest people, this would trigger thoughts of reflection and self-evaluation. But for the John Martin Democrats the response seems to be “it’s LePage’s fault”, “You can’t prove it” or, my favorite, “There wouldn’t be a shortfall if you let us add up the numbers”. To the consternation of Democrats of the John Martin ilk, Mainers are not as impressed with the labyrinth of deceitful accounting practices that have accumulated over forty years as the Party, whose symbol is an Ass, seems to be. As the Governor does the unthinkable and opens the books for the people to see, the specter of prosperity lost calls from the ghostly hallows with tales of the stolen and lost treasure of the people. The graves and bones of Maine’s hopes and dreams of a bright future filled with wealth now slowly begin to piece together their story of betrayal and waste of precious things entrusted to those not worthy of trust.
First, it was the Turnpike Commission. The revelation of fraud, waste and corruption made us all angry, but for different reasons. For the people, who work hard for every dime, it was anger that money was being mishandled without any oversight and accountability. Democrats were angry that such a big fuss was being made over “relatively” so little. They called the State Treasurer an “activist” on a “witch hunt”. I mean, what’s hundreds of thousands of dollars between thieves, right? And more skeletons are still being discovered in that little dungeon.
Affordable Housing. There’s nothing confusing about that title, correct? Pretty self-explanatory, right? Not to a Democrat. No, Affordable means over $300,000 per unit. Yeah, you all know where this is going. In the ongoing investigation, there are “troubling” things coming to light on where and to whom that $300,000 was dispersed. What? Corruption in government? Say it isn’t so?
Oh, you’ll just get the biggest giggle out of this. Democrats want to force us to use Green Energy. Aren’t you excited? Yes, since we all have so much extra money hanging around, the left wants us, not them, us taxpayers to fund a clean energy initiative to increase our usage of new experimental energy sources by 20%, whether it works or not and whether you want to or not. Isn’t this awesome? It’s called legislation. Just when you thought oil and fuel prices were way too low, here come your friendly favorite liberals with another energy tax.
By the way, the Governor thinks this is a bad idea because it’s bad for the economy and just pads the pockets of the special interests. That’s why it’s called green energy. It fills crooked politician’s pockets with taxpayer greenbacks and makes Maine’s economy green sick. Just for chuckles, giggles and snorts, those gorgeous giant white windmills that we are blowing the tops off our mountains to put up, in England the wind keeps blowing the propellers off them. Doesn’t that just make you…green? The government picking your source of energy….and how did gasohol work out again?
This is the legacy of the Maine Democrat Party. It has built a behemoth of bureaucracies that are dragging our State and its futures to its grave. We have to face these ugly truths as they are revealed and all work together to turn the tide. There is more to come. Let’s Set Maine Free!