Taking from the poor


I am deeply concerned over the proposed Republican budget for Maine. The package includes deep cuts in services, while giving tax breaks to big, out-of-state businesses and those making more than $350,000 a year.

The proposed budget cuts $35 million by eliminating MaineCare for 30,000 people who earn less than $10,000 a year. It also eliminates the Drugs for the Elderly Program, which hurts more than 33,000 of Maine’s senior citizens.

Taking from the poor and giving to the rich is certainly not what I would consider to be “People before politics.”

Maine people deserve better than that.

Stacy Dostie, Sabattus