Comments by sydney dixon-thorne

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In the hands of a normal

In the hands of a normal person this could be a good thing.But,we are talking about Paul LePage here.This is just downright scary.

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Very well said!

Very well said!

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I think it would be great if

I think it would be great if he keeps his hair,and vows to keep his mouth shut for the rest of his time in office.A vow of silence.

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All police deserve a thank

All police deserve a thank you.It is a rough job,with a lot of emotional,angry people to deal with.I have great respect for those who chose to do the job. THANK-YOU to all in law enforcement.

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So you don't mind 18 hr work

So you don't mind 18 hr work days with no paid time off,and no decent wages?

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The lack of good jobs began

The lack of good jobs began with Bush. Obama has done his best,but when he took office,Republicans controlled the house,and not only vowed to disapprove of every bill he proposed,but did so. Thank Bush the mess we are in.We are paying billions for a war against Iraq,and they were of no threat to the USA but he ignored Bib Laden.If the billions we have spent on that war were used in this COUNTRY,alot of good would be done. Obama has to fund welfare and helping programs,because Bush left so many Americans without jobs,and the ability to earn a decent wage.

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If it wasn't for UNIONS, you

If it wasn't for UNIONS, you would be working 18 hour days.Week ends,Holidays.No over time,no paid vacations,no yime with family or friends.Your UNION workers got you what you have today.

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So,tell me. How do people

So,tell me. How do people 'fend for themselves?' There aren't enough jobs,some people with jobs cant afford insurance,and many folks can only afford bare minimum coverage. Have you ever worked an 65 hour work week and still not had enough money because you owed so much to a Doctor or hospital.Have you ever had your employer call you in the office to tell you he has to let you go because he cant afford to pay so many people any more?Have you ever worked your heart out to earn a degree,only to find there are no job openings?Have you ever gotten hurt and been unable to work,or had a child with a life threatening illness whose treatments bleed your account dry? This happens every day all over this country.If you stop ASKING PEOPLE TO 'fend for yourself', you may realize that EVERYONE in this country deserves health care.Every deserves to get decent medical care. Not just the rich,but even those who cant afford insurance.Food pantries are there because people cant get jobs,or if they can,they cant stretch the money they earn because of low wages and high grocery prices.If you stop looking to blame every poor person for his lack of money,poor health,or disability,maybe you can see that right now,there are people who cant even afford to go to a doctor for serious conditions.The days of plowing our own fields,growing our own food,and slaughtering our own animals are over.Most of us who work still have to struggle to pay our bills.NO ONE should be forced to suffer an illness or injury due to the inability to afford health care.

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I agree Linda.I have even had

I agree Linda.I have even had people swear to me that the ACA gives doctors the right to declare some people too sick to spend money on,and euthanize them.It is so scary to deal with the Fox news,David Beck Rush Limber mentality. It is frightening to hear what sme people believe about the ACA.But they will never take the time to read it,and learn that everyone will benefit from this.

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Maybe its because you don't

Maybe its because you don't bother reading the ACA.MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY TO GAIN SOME UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATE YOURSELF. If you want to complain after you understand it,maybe people will listen.Your claiming MOST Americans don't want this.Really? How many Americans did you poll?