R. Caron: Streamline legislative process

I cannot afford cable television; I have just the regular television stations. When the Public Broadcasting System started televising the proceedings in the Maine Legislature, I wanted to see how the government actually worked.

It was boring. It was so slow, and so much talking. The laws that legislators produce (for example, during the coldest day of winter, landlords have a right to block the heat in a tenant's apartment) forget about those who are ill and need a continuous flow of heat to survive.

Now, government officials want to cut sodas and candy for food stamp recipients. Why not cut cereals/ice cream/puddings or snack cakes? Government officials want to save taxpayers' money. After watching the Legislature in action on television, we all should be crying.

It is time to cut the number of people elected to run the government. Maybe with fewer yappers common sense would return, making life less complicated for the rest of the people.

Rolande I. Caron, South Paris

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MARK GRAVEL's picture

We should all be very

We should all be very thankful the legislative process does drag out slowly. I look at it as the longer it takes them to do little things, the less they have to the F*** with my life.

Thank God for the little things in life.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

I can't imagine a government

I can't imagine a government who orchestrates free cell phones for everyone "in need"couldn't come up with a way for everyone to have free cable television as well.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Paul, The Obama

Paul,

The Obama administration is talking about providing free internet under the same program it provides free phones. You can download your favorite sitcoms and news programs on the net.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

And for those who can't

And for those who can't afford computers, we have; FREE computers so that everyone may enjoy the FREE internet service. What a great country this is. Everything is free, but wait till the maintenance guy pulls the plug on the bathtub.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Yes Paul, and the people

Yes Paul, and the people funding this free stuff, get a free F***ing by the IRS.

Life is all about the free stuff.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"The kids on Melrose strut

"The kids on Melrose strut their stuff; is absolute zero cool enough?"
"Bartender, what is wrong with me? Why am I so out of breath?"
The Captain said, "Excuse me, Ma'am, the species has amused itself to death."
That's us.

AL PELLETIER's picture

Right on, Rolande

There are way to many cooks in the kitchen bickering on how to prepare a meal, as a result, no one gets fed.

Jim Cyr's picture

Right on !

Too many cooks taking to long to prepare a meal that is not very palatable. How about we take a lesson from Texas and meet every other year for six months ? Maybe that would keep the agenda on a higher priority and do away with the frivolous bills that are wasting time and expense.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

That is fine Al because the

That is fine Al because the crap they are cooking is poisonous.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The end result is always the

The end result is always the same when one attempts to make chicken salad out of chicken s**t.

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