Lady Taxalot and Her Tax Mills

 

The Democrats have sworn an oath and probably just plain swore… a lot, in light of the economic rebirth of the State of Maine and it’s even brighter future on the horizon. They have vowed to undo all of the policies of Governor LePage and return Maine to Democrat policies, which are debt, poverty, and unemployment. Janet Mills has the plan to obstruct any forward motion this State has toward independence and turn us back to the perpetual state of dependency.

Her plan is an effective plan if your stated goal is to undo all the accomplishments of the past Governor. Nothing decimates a growing economy better than a mass taxation and Mills has a taxation nuclear blast that would make California envious. When she says she wants to change the direction Maine is going in, do not doubt her sincerity.

First is a tax on milk, because what every young and growing family wants is to feel the government pinch when buying that bone building nectar of the bovine. Always remember, yes, always remember, it’s for the children. But wait there is more of the mass tax-atrocity plan…

And just when you thought your family budgets were going to look a little fuller, Janet Tax Mills has better use for your hard earned dollars. She wants to track and tax every mile you drive in your vehicle. That doesn’t sound intrusive at all does it? What about rural Maine families where the typical provider has to travel longer distances to and from work?

How could Mainers, who lay claim to a strong independent streak, even think about voting for a Democrat track and tax policy? Government tracking every mile we drive and then taxing it? I think not!

Lady Taxalot has a mass umbrella approach to taxation. She has been quoted as saying we should have a tax for everyone. But mass taxation will have mass casualties for our local economies especially the more fragile rural economies, which suffer the most from government overreach.

Lady Taxalot has a history of grinding out punitive economic policies from her Tax Mills. She and Governor Baldacci were responsible for the Dirigo Health 77 million tax hike disaster that plunged our hospitals into catastrophic debt. It never covered more than 15,000 people.

She was a major part of LD 2247 which increased the paid claims tax to 4%. LD 2247 also placed increased taxes on soda, wine, beer, and syrup for soda machines creating a huge financial burden to rural business. These taxes had to be passed on to the consumer, which inevitably slows down local commerce.

Along with Governor Baldacci, Janet Mills was responsible for Amendment H-904 to LD 1919, which incurred a 5% tax against assisted living facilities. The Kennebec Journal published a letter urging this amendment to be repealed as the tax increase was such an onerous burden upon the elderly, who were being forced to deplete their limited savings accounts. Janet Mills name was mentioned specifically in connection with this, another taxation disaster.

Believe her when she says she wants to undo the policies of the past eight years. Janet Mills is the reincarnation of Governor Baldacci, bringing us back under the cloud of fiscal insolvency. The Democrats dislike prosperity because of the independence it brings people. Janet Mills wants to bring us back to a state of dependency on government and we can’t vote that in!

-Andy Torbett

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Through the Conservative Prism: Primary Postmortem

 

It’s been awhile since I have written anything. I have been a little preoccupied with local issues up here the Wilderness, which has culminated in my being called out by name in the local paper by a millionaire liberal, who has been buying up large tracts of land in small rural Maine towns and decimating their economies by putting these landholdings in tax exempt or tax preferred programs, thereby depleting small town Maine’s tenuous tax base. Needless to say, said millionaire liberal doesn’t like my propensity to lay down the facts and not care a rat’s hairy hindquarters what he thinks of the revelations.

In some measure, I suppose I should feel flattered. It’s the first time I’ve had my name in the headlines. And still, given that it was not the front page, I have room to grow, goals still to aspire to.

But that propensity aforementioned has been a thorn in the gamy rotting flesh of the political establishment since I became political active, putting my written voice to many a, yes, thorny political issue causing no small discomfort to those who clutch and grasp at power like wizened old wraiths. It is easy then to understand why the “thorn” is tolerated during the election cycle in order to capitalize on the zeal, then quickly discarded after goals have been realized and a dissenting voice must be marginalized. Lessons are learned, mistrust a gift cherished, and the realization that the freedom to make your own call should not be lightly relinquished.

So then the primary. I have always called myself a Conservative with Libertarian leanings. I rarely mention this anymore as those within the Libertarian ranks, especially in Maine, find “leanings” offensive to the purity of the political ideology to the point of threats of violent retribution to those who transgress the “issue du jour”, which given the myriad of Libertarian factions the political vassal can spend a continuum paying homage and reparations for the endless cycle of transgressions.

So then this primary. I chose to endorse the candidate that I felt was the closest to my core value system which was not the establishment pick. My candidate came up short.

Now, as Conservative, I am faced with an evaluation of can my core value system support the nominee the Republican establishment has given us? In the light of what alternatives are left to the future of this great State, the answer is pretty clear, we must, all conservatives, unite to support Shawn Moody for Governor. All questions must be set aside, our goal must be fixed, and we cannot lose ground.

I regarded Mr. Moody as a blank slate, a dubious record at best. In the issues that matter most, this nominee has secured endorsements from individuals whose records are clear and worthy of trust. These should be assurances we need.

The 2nd Amendment has been the lightning rod throughout this cycle, although the rhetoric has evolved into an assault on the whole of the Constitution. During the primary, Jeff Zimba vouched for Mr. Moody’s support for gun rights, when questions arose on his stance. For all of us who have fought for and cherish our Natural Born Right to self-defense, Mr. Zimba has a proven record we can trust and his word should be enough.

Moody has assured us that he will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Documents defend the fundamental rights stamped into us from the spark of life and we must expect every political leader to honor them. Now, it is time to put the shoulder to the harness and get Shawn Moody to the Blaine House. Let’s Set Maine Free!

Friday’s Funny Bit

The Moody/Mayhew contingent is complaining about Garrett Mason’s ads exposing their lies and  duplicitous behavior as too harsh and divisive.  This from the group who claimed that, because of Mason’s youth, he couldn’t be tough enough to be Governor. Now the Moody Mayhews are demanding Garrett stop being….so…..tough…and….and mean ….and…and just go to our “unity and safe” places. News Flash!! Being the Republican Gubernatorial nominee and eventual Governor of the sovereign State of Maine is not for the faint of heart and thin-skinned. There are no “safe spaces” in politics.

In other news, the University of Alabama has banned all harsh text messages. My goodness! It’s everywhere! From Alabama to the Republican Primary in Maine! Crying for their safe place!