Gov. Paul LePage and all Republicans will be short term in their current positions unless they are willing to step up and take action on state elected and appointed personnel who are not conducting themselves as expected by the taxpayers of Maine.
Case in point, Treasurer Bruce Poliquin refuses to speak to media about his property in the Tree Growth Program. Perhaps he hopes the press and the taxpayers will forget about it. Poliquin also is the ownership of Dirigo Holdings LLC, which violates the state Constitution for engaging in commerce while holding the position of State Treasurer.
Now, Poliquin has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Evidently, he does not care what the taxpayers think. He might well be elected with the endorsement of Gov. LePage and his Republican friends in Augusta and his hometown of Waterville.
Another issue that is being ignored by the Republicans is the Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Hayhew holding back on informing the state of the misuse of funds and blaming it as a computer glitch. I was told, years ago, by my computer instructor that computers do not make errors — the people inputting the information into the computer are who make the errors.
Because Mayhew and Poliquin have been withholding information and/or refusing to give explanations of their actions, they should be fired and replaced as quickly as possible.
That is what any business or corporation would do.
Joseph Roy, Lewiston