The Democratic budget blueprint makes a statement that Maine can’t cut its way to prosperity.
LePage says he feels like a priest or nun. I don’t know any clergy who hold back on tips.
Imagine: 24 million people without health insurance wasn’t enough pain and suffering.
He operates with such blatant disregard for the truth, facts and procedural norms that it’s easy to believe he’s capable of just about anything to get what he wants.
The Republican health care plan punishes low-income people, people with disabilities, the elderly and children. All to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
Republicans will have to decide, quickly and publicly, whether they think everyone deserves access to health care or only some people do.
It’s clear that divisions remain, but Democrats need to leave them behind.
For LePage to be successful, he’d need to build trust with lawmakers, work in good faith and be willing to compromise. No chance.
Voters are pretty clear about what they don’t like about Obamacare. And it doesn’t match the policy argument that most Republicans are making.