Comments by sweetfern

AL PELLETIER's picture

Wassa matter Grovel?

Can't pick a fight with anyone no matter how hard you try, huh?. We all know trading barbs with an idiot is pointless.

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Minimum wage laws.

If you apply for a job at Wal-Mart, or anywhere for that matter, and the starting wage is as low as the state minimum wage don't start bitching that it's not enough for you to live on. You walked into to it with your eyes wide open.
Having worked my way up from a stock boy, fresh out of the Navy, to store manager for large retail chain stores then to my own businesses over a 45 year period I can say I've seen it all.
Usually, but not always, it's the ones who came to work reeking of booze from the night before, cigarette smoke, dressed in dirty clothes and hair that was combed
with a branch who were the ones that complain about the low pay.
Those who came to work dressed and groomed appropriately, had at least a high school education, had a good work ethic and an "I can do it attitude" soon found themselves making more money.
In a nutshell, if your looking for a raise, picketing won't get it for you.

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Sylvia Brown

Is alive and well and still whispering in your ear.

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Here's the part, Ernest.

August 28th I collapsed in my carport and barely managed to call 911. Acute pancreatitis damned near killed me.
Three years ago I retired and got off my wife's health insurance, saving us $60.00 a week, and went on Medicare.
Had I stayed on my wife's insurance I would have had to pay a $6,000.00 deductible and a 20% co-pay. My total medical bills were $24,680.00. My out of pocket expense would have been $6,000.00+$4,936.00=$10,936.00.
On Medicare my total out of pocket expense was the part "A" deductible of $1,084.00.
Oh, three years on Medicare has cost me $100.00 a month=$3,600. Three years on my wife's policy@ $60.00 a week would have cost me $9,360.
This part of Social Security has worked very well for me and when your 65 it will work well for you too.

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Government program--yes.

And so is "big brothers" Social Security and Medicare programs.
If the government doesn't do anything about the pathetically poor health care system in this country, who or what will? The insurance companies? The hospitals? The doctors and nurses? And will they all work in harmony to do what the ACA is attempting to do? I think not Ernest.

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His booklet is small potatoes.

What about the $995,000.00 of our tax dollars he wasted by hiring the Alexander Group?
Once again MAINE VOTERS AND TAX PAYERS, check out the background and qualifications of Gary Alexander and his, "one man band", the Alexander Group.
Decide for yourself if Lepage just squandered your money.

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Just another example

Of why we need Mike's common sense in Augusta.

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Got your reading glasses on there Meow Mix?

Where, in my letter to the editor, did I mention "no-bid contracts"?

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LeBlank

My letter to the editor was about your hero, Lepage. Hard to keep on topic when you know I'm right, huh.

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Go Lepage!

Just be careful not to trip over your bulls---!