The media are more interested in the way Gov. Paul LePage says things than in the substance of what he is trying to convey. The reason he is having trouble with the people at the State House is that he is not a politician and never claimed to be, plus he really doesn’t speak their language. But he sure speaks mine.

No matter how he says things, or how colorful it is, I can understand his frustration with good ‘ole boys, the handshakes, the winks and nods and the you-scratch-my-back-and-I-will-scratch-yours.

Nobody can say that LePage has not tried to do the right thing for the people of Maine, and I am glad he is there. When he talks about cutting welfare, he is absolutely right. If Maine is allowing immigrants to come here and then expecting them to find jobs here, then why aren’t the present recipients on welfare working if the jobs are there?

I will end with a quote often attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Dick Warren, Litchfield


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