Humble Rants 26 June 2013

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Opinion

Humble Rants 26 June 2013

by Robert Skoglund aka The humble Farmer

We were told that the Maine House of Representatives voted 95-52 to provide health care to 70,000 working people in Maine.

But Maine is not going to expand Medicaid this year because Governor LePage vetoed the bill.

"Gov. Paul LePage's administration will no longer comment in stories published by the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

"The new policy follows the newspapers' publication of a three-day series of articles this week examining LePage's top environmental regulator and how her department's actions have benefited her former lobbying clients in private industry."

Well, what's the sense in being in power in government if you don't look out for the economic interests of the people who put you in there? The way I understand it, the sole purpose of a government is to look out for the interests of the folks who put that government in office.

In Finland and Sweden and Denmark and other countries the people in government look out for the interests of the people who voted them in. That's the way their system is supposed to work. 

In this country the people in government look out for the interests of the huge corporations that spent vast amounts of money to get them in. That's the way it our system is supposed to work.

My wife Marsha, The Almost Perfect Woman, is not like me in many ways. Sometimes she says unkind things about people. I don't like to do that kind of thing as it is not nice to say unkind things about people, even if the things are true.

I told Marsha that the governor didn't like some newspaper stories about some things his people had done that were against the economic interests of the working people and small business owners in Maine. 

And Marsha said, "Who told him?"

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