Arguably, the United States has the smartest scientists in the world. If they can make synthetic oil for cars, why not for home heating? Is it because the oil, banking and investment lobbyists are running the country?
Is there really a need for a two-party political system when they can't agree about anything? How about a no-party system — one that serves what is best for the people (tremendous savings). Aren't people smart enough to think for themselves instead of voting along party lines? I read about those people ad nauseam.
Is Gov. Paul LePage following in the footsteps of Govs. James Longley and John McKernan, who robbed (yes, robbed) the teachers' retirement fund to try to balance the state's budget, and to hell with the next governor? Is that a take-off on Robin Hood? Rob from the stable and give to the stupid?
Other than loving children, why would anyone want to be a year-to-year teacher?
When are town officials going to take 50 to 70 percent of local budgets off property taxes, which a lot of people cannot or won't pay?
For retired people, which of these are affordable: food, medications, heat or plowing?
The tolls on the Maine Turnpike were supposed to make that roadway self-sufficient. What happened? Should the public be burdened more by tolling Route 295?
Why aren't truckers complaining about the price of diesel fuel? Could it be because they are passing on the extra cost to stores and, thus, to the consumers?
George Ferguson, Sabattus