L. Pare: Just who is Angus King?

I think it is time that former Gov. Angus King comes out of the closet and tells Maine people who he really is.

I see him as a left-wing, greeny, tax-and-spend liberal Democrat.

He is not an independent.

Larry Pare, Livermore

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Norman Mitchell's picture

Who he is

Angus King instituted the RPS in 1999 and profited from the policy after he left office. King co-founded Independence Wind. I think the government should get out of the way and let the market sort out which energy technologies. But King is getting million-dollar loan guarantees from the federal government Independence Wind got a $102 million federal loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy to build Record Hill. King Got loan guarantees for millions , his businesses profited off the backs of taxpayers the people he was supposed to help when he was Gov..! Record Hill would not have been built without the loan guarantee. Now that should tell you something !! and the rps law is responsible for higher electric rates and higher Taxes, this will also cost our state jobs ! So look out if we elect him !!I I him as a left-wing, greeny, tax-and-spend liberal as well !!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If Angus King is an

If Angus King is an independent, then obama, biden, reid and pelosi must be moderates.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

And his opponent

Is a tea partying soldier, following orders from Grover Norquist. While he is telling us he will save Social Security his bosses are working really hard to privatize it and to turn Medicare into a voucher swindle. And then there was that voter ID law to make voting more difficult for some of us ? As for those commercials telling us King got rich with the wind industry, they are the height of hypocrisy coming from the SENATORIAL campaign committee. These are the guys who made insider trading legal for themselves and when they got caught, they made it illegal for themselves but not for their family members. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! I am voting for King based solely on my resentment of the interference by outside interests in the affairs of Maine people. I do not believe for a moment the millions spent to influence our votes are motivated by a desire to improve life for the people of Maine. Personally if I never hear harpshichord music again, it won't be too soon.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

They report; you

They report; you distort.
"While he is telling us he will save Social Security his bosses are working really hard to privatize it".....
Any privatization of Social Security would be purely voluntary and would not affect anyone over the age of 55. A little fact you just so conveniently failed to mention. We get that you are anti-republican but at least put the facts out there.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

voluntary

It wouldn't be too hard to convince you that you don't want it. Just increase the costs dramatically and lower the benefits even more. How fair is it for the folks in their 30's, 40's and 50's who will be paying into this system onlly to get a kick in the nose when they need the benefits. If ever there was a cynical ploy it is pitting those folks who are getting Social Security against their own children. Having watched the financial wizards steal trillions of dollars from private and state retirement funds only 4 short years ago I, for one, want my children to have a chance at a SECURE retirement. I'm not ready to see the fox take over the hen house again.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"It wouldn't be too hard to

"It wouldn't be too hard to convince you that you don't want it. Just increas the costs dramatically and lower the benefits even more." Powerful statement. Any facts to back it up with. It's interesting that you're against voluntary privatization of SS, but you're cool and down with the monetary punitive aspects of obamacare on those who wish not to participate in his falacious health insurance program.
"How fair is it for the folks in their 30's 40's and 50's who will be paying into this system only to get a kick in the nose when they need the benefits.
In case you haven't heard, 9-11-01 redefined how ALL of us would live out the rest of our lives. Many things in the last 12 years and in the next 50 years will NOT be business as usual. Your man
oBAMa is already trying to convince us that 7.5% to 8% unemployment is the new normal.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Wrong again

There are no monetary punitive aspects to the ACA. True there is a penalty written into the law but there is no enforcement provision. So people who do not want to pay the fine/tax simply need to keep their money. Nothing will happen to them. I am against the privitization of Social Security for the same reason I want ACA. People are not getting medical care on our present system. The emergency room care they are getting is litterally killing them according to the latest studies and it is costing us a fortune. I do not care to see the same system revisited as a retirement system. I have lived long enough to remember the conditions the elderly lived in before social security. I can't imagine why anybody would want to revisit that.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

...."but there is no

...."but there is no enforcement provision. So people who do not want to pay the fine/tax simply need to keep their money."
Tell us you are not really that naive, Claire. One of the oBAMaCare provisions calls for the hiring of 14,000 additional IRS Agents. I suppose you'll tell us their purpose is to act as school crossing guards in economically depressed neighborhoods. Some of us believe they may be the "no enforcement provision" that you say doesn't exist.

CLAIRE GAMACHE's picture

Enforcement

True they may keep some of your refund if you owe this so called tax but who is required to have a tax refund?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Thinking that the tax on

Thinking that the tax on non-participation of oBAMaCare will not be enforced and that the additional 14,000 IRS agents are not being hired to enforce payment of this tax is merely adding fairy dust to the Kool-Aid.

Alice Barnett's picture

King is GRID scale WIND destroying Maine.

The firm received $100 million in loan guarantees from the same federal program that backed Solyndra, but unlike the failed solar firm, it is repaying its loans.”

Why does the PPH keep printing half truths on Record Hill Wind? FERC data shows the wind project generated just $1.2 million and $0.8 million in energy and capacity payment revenue for the first two quarters respectively of 2012 when th
e interest only expense is $2.1 million per quarter on just $79 million principal of the DOE loan (per the Federal Financing Bank). $23 million of the DOE loan was due to be repaid on April 27, 2012 yet Record Hill Wind received an ARRA grant of $33.7 million on June 8, 2012. Record Hill received an aggregate of +$135 million on the project. How is funding over 100% of the cost of Record Hill Wind at taxpayer expense “doing the project right”? King’s company represented to both the Maine PUC and DEP that it had over $125 million in its bank account to fund the project before construction started and still relied on federal funding for the whole project. King’s$212K profit came from the taxpayers and only fools can’t see it.

This is the type of double-speak to expect from King if he is elected Maine’s next Senator.

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