When senior citizens, who are depending on their Social Security checks as their only source of income, hear the word "denied," to a one-time stimulus $250 check to help them out because they have not had a cost of living increase for the past two years, one can be assured that many low-income families will be pushed back into poverty during the next two years.
If you look back before Obama, former President George W. Bush put us all into this great depression. The unjust war in Iraq has plummeted us into a giant quicksand hole that we might never be able to get out of.
Who will suffer the most? The children, elderly and the disabled.
As for the rich? Many will do everything in their power to get there.
For example, Sarah Palin, quitting being governor of Alaska just to boost her bankroll with speeches and book and television reality deals. Even Bush, who left a sinking Washington behind, moving into his new multi-million dollar home and a fat check waiting for him for the book he is now promoting.
Mainers, beware of Republican Paul LePage and his new Republican cronies who will be governing our state. They will make major cuts into programs that will be affecting the poorest of Maine citizens — the elderly, children and those who are disabled.
Rolande Caron, South Paris