I am a writer who has run a memoir writing business for over two decades.
Olympia Snowe ought to go into marketing now that she is no longer in the Senate. She did a fantastic job of hiding her conservative views as those of a centrist. She voted consistently for the misguided war in Iraq along with her Republican colleagues, voted against the Affordable Care Act which had been gutted by her colleagues, etc. (The list could go on and on.)
Snowe is a centrist only in the sense that the political spectrum has shifted dangerously to the right. In the Republican world led by Nixon, Rockefeller, Ford, she would have been more appropriately understood to be the right-wing politician she was for so many years in spite of her centrist marketing campaign.
(Collins is now marketing herself as a centrist!)
We are better off with Angus King in the Senate. He is really in the center.
This is a man who made repeated hateful judgements on gay people. I hope the next pope will be a more loving man, more tolerant of diversity.
Without taxes how would snow removal be funded? That's what taxes do: permit the government (which is us: "We the people...") to render needed services—such as snow removal, and schooling, etc.—that contribute to the commonwealth.
The Republican tax cuts last summer were irresponsible and created a budget shortfall that everyone but they anticipated.
In my household economy, I anticipate expenses to assure that I have the revenue to pay my way. When I had children at home, it was not an option to stop feeding them or clothing them or heating their bedrooms. I went out and found the additional revenue I anticipated I would need to provide for my children. he present administration did not exercise this responsibility.
It is not all right for the LePage administration to continue to propose doing the equivalent for our poorest citizens.
From each according to his/her means; to each according to his/her needs.