Born and brought up in Maine. Left quite a number of years ago. Have 3 children and 3 step children. 15 grandchildren. Am married.
I think this comment to Mark was uncalled for. And as for your wife working for the Federal Government, that is not such a big deal, except for the benefits she receives. The Government is so screwed up. You see how the postal department works, for one example. I have read your comments in the past. You lean to the very liberal side of the isle. People with real disabilities should receive the help they need. Impostors need an attitude adjustment and a fine, if it is warranted.
I just read your reply to Jerry. I now and again, read the comments posted. I agree with you. I don't live in Maine but I guess there are the same problems all over the country. There are those that will try to beat the system. People who use other people's handicapped cards and others who want to see just how much they can get away with. Doctor's sign their signature very freely so people can get S.S disability and handicapped access. The guy then enjoys his days on the golf course. I've seen it happen. I don't know what the answer is, except rules and regulations have to be enforced. People have to become more honest and responsible. That will be the most difficult part. It will be hard to change their mindset. Our country is treading on the edge of a cliff. Our leaders are turning a blind eye to those things that have made our country great. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
What next? I am 73 years old and I managed to survive tag, dodge ball, kick the can and many other of life's experiences. What about football, basketball, baseball, soccer and other sports activities? Will they eventually ban them too? Some folks in this country have been taking stupid pills. They would better make use of their time, if they were more observant of a child who came to school with signs of being abused at home or being bullied at school. This country is getting to the point where it is not recognizable. This is only my opinion. From previous remarks, I guess I am not the only one who feels like this.