In a not so shocking development, the Governor of Maine is one of four Governors nationwide that has received an “A” grade for his fiscal policies. The Governor and his Republican majority have done yeomen’s work trying to reform the 40 years of fiscal lunacy, which typified the Democrat reign in Augusta. The regulatory jungle and monstrous tax burden, which had become synonymous with Maine’s business climate, was draining the lifeblood of Maine’s economy, jobs.
With the advent of the LePage administration and the Republican majority, much needed regulatory reforms were implemented, with tax reductions and healthcare reform. These were a much-needed transfusion of life into anemic, nearly lifeless economy. This is why, while the National debt clock spins forward, whirling at blinding speeds, the Maine debt clock is spinning in the opposite direction. But this is soon to change.
Inexplicably, the Maine people have decided they preferred the white pale and pallor of fiscal anemia, to the hard work it takes to return to a robust economy. As anyone who has done any construction work can attest, it is much easier to demolish than to build. With the new Democrat majority, duly elected by the people of Maine, the Maine Debt Clock will soon begin to spin in unison with the national debt clock and we can all spin and spend our way into oblivion together.
Perhaps I’ve mentioned it before, but one of the most shocking things I found during this election cycle was the amount of people, when presented the facts of what causes a nation’s demise, replied with an apathetic, “All nations collapse sometime.” I can’t believe that anyone could be so glib about the loss of all we hold so dear. Perhaps it is a developed distrust of what they are told, since lying has become the method of choice for so many in the liberal politics, which controls Maine.
With so much now coming to light on the many lies and half-truths told by the President in his desperate charge to hold to power, many are now dealing with a sick, hung-over feeling that comes after a binge that has you waking up next to what you thought was beautiful the night before. And what makes the feeling worse is the realization you’ve done the same thing again…and again. Yes, waking up, realizing you have been shamefully used and that you have allowed it repeatedly is a very disheartening feeling. The stark truth is telling, to be sure.
Do you remember the lie that the rich don’t pay their fair share? Now even CNN is acknowledging that falsehood, after the election. The economy was on the recovery, right? Then why do businesses all over the country have to lay off workers?
And while we struggle to make ends meet, government employees want taxpayers to fund their exorbitant union demands. As long as it’s skin off our backs, not theirs, this is how government works. The taxpayers always foot the bill for things they had nothing to do with nor wished to. Our Founding Fathers called this immoral. Yet, in this failing economy, greedy union reps demand more and more. When the companies collapse under the burden, the reps move on with no skin in the game. Union workers are left behind once again with nothing but questions, media spin, bills and winter looming. When will we as Americans finally learn that standing for truth and fighting for victory is not a one-time event but a lifetime of travail, a never-ending battle that we must not and cannot cease to engage. We must Set Maine Free!