What is adding 5 days going to do?
Legislators are not supposed to write laws that will directly benefit themselves, but, as someone else pointed out, this law seems self-serving. Who's minding the ethics store in the Maine Legislature these days?
If I knew which restaurants opted to claim the tips--assuming the law passed--I wouldn't go there. I expect my tips to go to the waitstaff.
All of us have to show proof of citizenship status when being hired--that's fine--it's a level playing field. The demand for someone to show their "papers" on the other hand, is arbitrary because it is left up to the person requesting the papers. What criteria are they using to decide who gets asked and who doesn't? That's where the racial profiling comes into play.
Great job, kids and teachers! Keep up the good work!
Oh well, like most things, what we say is always open to interpretation.
I don't know how you twisted my comments to end up that way. Whichever way people think about abortion has nothing to do with my comment. I was pointing out that he made himself available to a group of people with a particular interest = "special interest."
According to the Portland Press Herald, Gov. LePage attended an abortion rights rally today. I guess he needs to explain his definition of "special interest."
I would agree with you if he was still a private citizen. He is an elected official and the "pedestal" is the expectation that he will put his best foot forward in representing all of Maine's citizens. Yes, there are those who nit-pick everything he says and does but I'm not talking about them. There are fringe elements on both ends of the spectrum. LePage doesn't think before he speaks, and for someone whose main goal is to bring business to Maine, he's going to stick his foot so far down his throat if he doesn't cool it that businesses aren't going to want to be associated with Maine. I'm not saying that will happen with this current situation, but if his people don't talk to him soon, his "off the cuff" comments are only going to get worse and none of us will be any better off than we are now, economically.
My issue is how he says what he says. He is no longer a private citizen; he represents over 1 million people. What he said was a slap in the face to me, a Black citizen of Maine. I am not a "special interest," I am a Black Mainer, and have always been proud to be one. My governor just insulted my racial heritage. My governor. Just because he has a Black son, that does not give him a "pass" to insult an entire segment of society. He owes me an apology.