In his State of the State address, Gov. Paul LePage said that last year the Maine Legislature passed the largest tax cut in Maine’s history. How short-sighted was that when, now, state officials are ready to dismantle health care and other services that help the state's most vulnerable citizens — the elderly, the disabled and children?
If the proposal passes, granny might not be able to have occupational or physical therapy services that would help her stay out of a nursing home. Children referred to Child Protective Services could be at the risk of staying in desperate situations. For what? So taxes could be cut for the state’s most fortunate?
I imagine that most people who benefit from that tax cut would prefer to ensure that Maine continues as a state that cares about its children, elders and disabled.
Joan Churchill, Buckfield