By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,524)
Start out the New Year the Right Way!
Join others fed up with Governor Paul LePage at a Rally to Impeach him on Wednesday, January 6, 2015 in the Hall of Flags, at the State Capitol, Augusta. The Rally runs from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
As if it were possible, Governor LePage has become increasingly offensive to many in Maine because of his behavior toward Augusta leaders in both parties and to those struggling with many of life challenges. His “let them eat cake” attitude offends those to whom it does not apply. as well. Picking on those unable to speak for themselves at the State Capitol is nothing to proud of – unless you are LePage – the Bully.
His early rants that brought Maine national attention on cable news did nothing to enhance the State’s reputation as a family friendly place to live. His crude mouth is not a role model for future generations of Maine children. Manners do count. For an individual who suffered so much during his childhood, compassion for others facing challenges should be his hallmark. He has picked the bully road to travel. Fortunately, not every one travels the same road.
One of the subjects on which LePage has been particularly hard-nosed has been on dealing with the heroin crises in Maine. On December 30, 2015 Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released drug overdose statistics for the first nine months of 2015. The numbers paint a dire picture of Maine’s opioid crisis. From January through September of 2015, deaths attributable to drug overdoses stood at 174. The state is on pace to reach between 230 and 250 overdose deaths this year. In 2014, there were a record 208 overdose deaths.
For a review of some of his earlier and most offensive remarks, please read Mike Tipping’s paperback book, “As Maine Went. Governor Paul LePage and the Tea Party Takeover of Maine” It was published by Tilbury House, Thomston. The cost is $12.95. It can be purchased on Amazon.com. Highly recommended for newbies in the State of Maine.
This is an opportunity to meet others of like mind and let your issues with the Governor be known at the State House – where it counts. Issues already on the agenda include: LePage’s actions against Mark Eves that may be grounds for impeachment, renewed attempts to have more people covered by MaineCare, State of Maine’s campaign to take away more of the Penobscot Nation’s sovereignty and so much more.
Add your voice to this litany of abuses by the Governor of Maine. He’s tone deaf but members of the State Legislature are not.
This Rally to Impeach LePage is sponsored by the Alliance for the Common Good’s Annual Rally of Unity.