Home health care is very important as Maine’s population ages and health care costs remain unstable. However, I cannot support Question 1.

Tax policy and the tax rates should be set by the Legislature, not by a ballot question. Some may find it satisfying to increase taxes on “the wealthy” at the ballot box, but, over time, tax increases on specific groups for specific projects disrupt the state tax system. Recent attempts to raise taxes by referendum creates uncertainty among people who are looking to move to Maine who are needed to support the state’s economy.

Question 1 is not the way to improve home health care and make it more accessible. It is a rough road to travel, with an uncertain destination.

Instead of passing Question 1, the public should elect legislators and a governor who will deal with the problem and work within the state’s means to address the whole range of Maine’s priorities.

David Griswold, Auburn

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: