LePage: Legislature's budget will not help Maine's economy

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AUGUSTA – Maine Gov. Paul LePage released a video on Thursday explaining why he could not support the Legislature’s two-year budget.

“My fellow Mainers, I am not a politician,” he said. “I am blue collar governor and I represent the hard-working people of Maine.”

LePage said that Maine’s “elite” will never vote for him, but that’s fine in his book. “I’m not worried about the next election, I’m worried about the next generation,” he said.

The hard-talking governor, who has faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans over a style of communicating that is, to say the least, politically incorrect, said lawmakers who voted to override his veto were more interested in playing politics than in doing what is right.

On education, LePage said the budget would harm students by eliminating funding for innovative education programs such as the Jobs for Maine Graduates, Career and Technical Education, and the Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services.

But money alone will not fix education in Maine, said LePage.

“We need to give our students options. We need to recognize that each student is an individual and each one learns differently,” he said. “Throwing more money at administration and overhead will simply continue the status quo.”

As for Maine’s limping economy, LePage emphasized the need to reduce energy costs, retain a talented workforce, and lower taxes in order to improve our competitiveness with other states.

“We’ve been 50th in the nation for too long,” he said. “This budget will keep us there.”

S.E. Robinson
Maine Wire Reporter
serobinson@themainewire.com

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hi!

    I believe that Governor LePage does not realize that he is ONLY a CEO of this “democracy” state as opposed to the Republic since 1909. Democracies operate under “mob rule” which is why they don’t last.

    In 1919 the state militia was “taken over” by the general government establishing its laws and regulations.

    In 1929 we lost our county courts, within and for the county, (local control) by state-wide courts. Today, there are NO commissioned judges operating in these (private) administrative courts – not constitutional courts.

    The commission is a document under SEAL of the state (see Article IX, section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maine) and vests the office, a public office, to those so named in their commission whereby they are vested with judicial powers, immunity, and can exercise the sovereignty of the said state. No commission = no public office, no judicial powers, no immunity, and can’t hear cases, civil or criminal, from the start.

    In other words, they are impostors.

    In 1891 the Maine State Bar Assoc. (a corporation) was established which “took over” the County Bar Assoc. (local control).

    In 1959 these paying, privileged members (lawyers) voted for themselves the authority to eliminate the Common Law and replace it with Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.

    All fraud, of course.

    There is more but this is sufficient to get the message across.

    CEO LePage ought to study this history of how the people lost their Republic since he claims to be the “people’s” Governor.

    My upcoming book will explain some of this.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine.

  2. Maine was awarded $1.5 Billion in Recovery act funds; and created 315 jobs. $313.8 went to Education. These funds have nearly disappeared, taking the few jobs created with them.So who’s to blame, Congress or LePage? Who is getting the blame? right. When School Districts raise taxes to support the jobs sustained who gets the blame, right.

  3. April 19, 2013.
    Speaker Eves:

    This letter is lawful notification to you, pursuant to The Bill of Rights of the National Constitution, in particular, the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Amendments, and Article I of the Maine Constitution, in particular, §§ 1, 2, 4, 6, 6-A, 7, 15, 16, 21, and 24 and pursuant to your oath, and requires your written response to me specific to the subject matter. Your failure to respond, within 30 days, as stipulated, and rebut, with particularity, everything in this letter with which you disagree is your lawful, legal and binding agreement with and admission to the fact that everything in this letter is true, correct, legal, lawful and binding upon you, in any court, anywhere in America, without your protest or objection or that of those who represent you. Your silence is your acquiescence. See: Connally v. General Construction Co., 269 U.S. 385, 391. Notification of legal responsibility is “the first essential of due process of law.” Also, see: U.S. v. Tweel, 550 F. 2d. 297. “Silence can only be equated with fraud where there is a legal or moral duty to speak or where an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading.”.

    On January 14, 2013, A People’s Declaration, Remonstrance and Demand was served upon you at your Office in the Maine State Capitol, a Notice of Service, with an attached Receipt of Notice provided, and which was signed by an authorized staff member, one Lynne Hanley. Said Notice of Service demanded a response to the Remonstrance within a reasonable time period of ten (10) business days. As of the date of this letter, there has still been no response from you as demanded. One can only make a judgment, from such an extended silence, that you have no intent to respond, and therefore do not rebut any of the statements made within the said Remonstrance. Should you fail to respond to this letter within the reasonable time period of thirty (30) days from the date of this letter, it will merely confirm the above mentioned judgment.

    If you disagree with anything in this letter, then rebut with particularity that with which you disagree, in writing, to me, within thirty (30) days of this letter’s date, and support your disagreement with evidence, fact, and law. Your failure to respond, as stipulated, is your agreement with and admission to the fact that everything in this letter is true, correct, legal, lawful, and is your irrevocable agreement attesting to this, and which is fully binding upon you, in any court in America, without your protest or objection, or that of those who represent you.

    All Rights Reserved.
    NO RESPONSE FROM HIM!

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