Oops-the litany, the legacy.

Oops-the litany, the legacy.


Shaken by the incessant criticism hurled at this columnist for his consistent adherence to the tenets of conservatism, the Maine Conservative Voice has decided to try and step away from the several writing techniques my critics have deemed boring and unimaginative.  No longer will there be the drab, predictable, irrefutable facts interlaced with bland, cagey, endearing, sarcastic humor.  No, it is time to step it up a little bit, take it to the next level and engage the audience with the scintillating and sensational.  Mothers, hide your children as MCV moves into uncharted waters.  Behold, the jaw-dropping, mouth-gaping, riveting…graph.  Come on!  Don’t be shy.  Look at it.


Wage earnings                    Avg tax%

$20,000-30,000                    5.7%

$40,000-50,000                    12.5%

$50,000-75,000                    15%

$1,000,000+                         29.1%


Now that this moment of guilty pleasure is over, we can wipe the sweat from our brow, pull ourselves together and concentrate on the reason for this shocking revelation.  The information here was put together by the Associated Press to verify President Obama’s assertion that middle class America is paying more taxes than the wealthy and that it is time for millionaires to start paying their fair share.  You know, I’m still having a hard time getting my head wrapped around “New Math” but, for those of us who are still paddling around the 5.7 mark, 29.1 still seems like a lot more.  Maybe we all just need to have Warren Buffet explain these numbers to us the way he has explained it to the President.  Mr. Buffet wants millionaires to pay more taxes, as long as it is not he.  Mr. Buffet is under investigation for tax evasion issues.

Here at home, Ms. Quimby wants to turn all her landholdings into a Federal Park.  It is her land.   She can do what she wants with it except….when….it….effects other people’s land and their livelihoods.   Governor Lepage has worked hard to secure the sale and restart of paper mills in Millinocket.  People are headed back to work.  But if Ms. Quimby has her way, Federal Park regulations would block the harvest of wood fiber, which is essential to the survival of the Millinocket mills.  The Democrat Party is a huge supporter of Ms. Quimby’s plan.

Democrats Chris Dodd and Barney Frank want at least one more financial crisis to add to their legacy.  They along with Dick Durbin have allowed banks to charge heavy fees to you the consumer for having….money.  Yes, the banks can now penalize you based on the fact that you have money in their bank.  Talk about a sound fiscal model for economic recovery.   Can anyone say “money in my mattress”?  How about one more Dodd/Frank banking collapse?  This is inevitable when patrons begin wholesale withdrawals.

Corruption is coming to light fast and very furious, as one CBS investigative reporter has found out.  The White House, for her dogged investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal, deemed Sheryl Attkinson “unreasonable”.  Members of the President’s staff and Department of Justice screamed and shouted explicatives at Ms. Attkinson as she asked for answers to the cover-ups.  From my limited past experience, this loss of control means that a “whole lotta smelly oopses” are about to hit the fan.

Speaking of the fan, before the aroma of the “Solyndra Oops” was scattered across America, the President was poised to give another loan to the bankrupt solar company.  How big of a funnel was he trying to fill anyway?  Now, the President wants to encourage spoiled college students to shut down Wall Street.  The “oopses” are just piling up both here and abroad.

And behind this curtain….

And behind this curtain…


            Remember the old days when there were journalists?  Ah, the days of the intrepid investigator digging and searching with dogged determination for who, what, why, where and when.  Like a hound on the trail, the steely sleuth would stay on the scent of truth unswerving until truth was exposed regardless of who and what it uncovered.  Remember those days?  Neither can I.

            The days of an objective media have long since passed into the filmy ghostly memories of the ancient history of Maine.  Those with better memories than mine assure me that there was a time when the raising of a question would be followed by a gathering of facts to ascertain, yes that word again, truth.  This almost sounds like it could be defined as research, which is a word that sends a collective shudder down the spines for some of the Maine media.  To the rest who claim to be reporters, the word research elicits a blank stare. 

            The Democrat Party has been able to utilize one most effective tool against Governor LePage to hide any of his accomplishments, the curtain of media silence.  The lack of job growth in the national economy has provided damning evidence against the business and fiscal policies of the Obama administration and the Democrat Party as a whole.  Conversely, here in the State of Maine, Governor LePage has experienced surprisingly quick success in job creation despite the obstructionist tactics of the Democrat Party and their allies in the moderate wing of the Republican Party.  The Democrats have smugly asked, “Where are all the jobs?” yet all the while holding the curtain of media silence tightly over the evidence of job creation here in our State.  This was sadly apparent in the recent announcement of the two new mills in the Millinocket area.

            Yes, the media has sold its integrity for an agenda.   With its lips tightly sealed against the truth, the media seems to have a vested interest in returning to the job killing policies of the 40-year tenure of Democrats.  It now falls to us, the foot soldiers of this Conservative Revolution, to expose the truth behind the curtain of silence.

            “Today’s announcement would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the Governor…” This is a quote from Richard Legualt, Senior Managing Partner Brookfield Asset Management, as he announced the development of mills in the Millinocket area.  Somehow, that was not part of the media coverage of the event.  Mr. Legualt goes on to say “the Governor’s ability to broker this transaction against the backdrop of current market conditions demonstrates his commitment to jobs and economic development in the State.”  Strange, that was never talked about either.   Perhaps it may be a little embarrassing to have the “incompetent” conservative Governor “broker” jobs while, coincidentally, the Democrat messiah in the White House has brokered nada, nil, nothing for jobs.  Oh, they’re trying to pull that curtain down again.  Quick, here are some more facts:


            Lewiston has seen 400 new jobs created this summer.


            Tax Reforms helped the aviation industry in Maine expand and create hundreds of new jobs.


            Brunswick saw a new manufacturer bring 100 new jobs to their economy.


            There are 18 new jobs in Auburn due to just one regulatory reform.


            Thanks to regulatory certainty and a pro business Governor, thousands of new construction jobs have sprung up all over this State.


            Windham, Gouldsboro and North Berwick are just some of the towns experiencing job growth.


            And the Governor hasn’t even had a full year under his belt yet.  So while the media prefers to cloak the truth in silence and commit crimes of omission, we the people must seek the truth.  Go to http://www.mainepeoplebeforepolitics.com/2011/07/where-are-the-jobs/.

Do your own research.  Find the truth and then help spread the news.  Let’s keep working to Set Maine Free!