So it's smart to vote for Maine Republicans, is it?In light of the efforts of Maine Republicans to make palatable the Dirigo plan, I must announce yet again my disgust with that feckless gaggle.How much better it would be if they would boycott all involvement in such things and allow the Dems to fail spectacularly in an observable amount of time.Now, by their tinkerings, we will suffer forever with it. It will always be in need of service cuts and fee increases. The Republicans now own it. And they will forever be tinkering with it.Just like Medicare. Just like Social Security. Just like the Education Dept.
Once again, no substance whatsoever from Mildrid Udall. Now he is reduced to onanism jokes.What a sad and public erosion of what once promised to be a constructive poster here on AMG.Was it the stress of constantly having to defend political trollops that broke him?I am concerned.I beseech his friends, intervene if there is still time![ 06-14-2003: Message edited by: Mark T. Cenci ]
I would like to temper anything I've prevoiusly posted on this thread by stating, the rot in our party is much deeper than I thought.
Gentlemen!!I must admit, I found some of the previous threads most amusing, and believe it or not, quite interesting.Anyone can see that you both have a mastery of the english language, and you use it well in a confrontation battle of wordsmiths.Actually, I am of the opinion that you sirs have much to offer to many, who believe as we do politically, and some who do not.May I humbly suggest that you both place all your abilities and enthusiasm, in some positive thoughts that just just may be helpful to we who pride ourselves in our membership in the party that builds fences around the liberals of the world, lest they start using monopoly dollars to pay for their never ending wants for the masses.Oracle[ 06-14-2003: Message edited by: Oracle ]
Oracle, that doesn't sound nearly as much fun as tweaking people who take the bait!
Meanwhile, in the place not far from here, that no one of true enlightenment cares about, Libertarians trudge onward, doing the difficult work that just might MEAN SOMETHING to people:(this is from the NEWS page of [url=http://www.lp.org)]www.lp.org)[/url]Massachusetts Libertarian works to reduce Waltham taxes by 25%
A Massachusetts Libertarian is working on a petition drive to try to convince Waltham city officials to cut property taxes by 25%.If politicians don't go along with the plan, the proposal could end up as a binding question on the November ballot, said Rich Aucoin, who was the state LP's candidate for lieutenant governor in 2002."This is a fairness issue. We feel we're not getting what we're paying for [from city government]," he told the Waltham Daily News Tribune.The Waltham Citizens for Taxpayer Justice started collecting signatures in May for a petition that asks city officials to reduce taxes by about $40 million.Waltham -- a city of 59,000 residents located about 10 miles west of Boston -- has a projected budget for fiscal 2004 of $155.6 million, with about 60% of the revenue coming from property taxes."The goal of our petition is to make property taxes, and therefore rents, more fair and more representative of the level of services that we are receiving in Waltham," said Aucoin.The Waltham City Council will have an opportunity to act on the petition request, said Aucoin. If it declines to do so, Citizens for Taxpayer Justice will work to place it on the November 2003 municipal ballot.To qualify for the ballot, a resident-sponsored question must be signed by at least 8% of Waltham's registered voters, which works out to about 2,100 signatures.The president of the Waltham city council said a 25% tax reduction would "devastate" the city.But Aucoin noted that Waltham's budget has doubled since 1990, and said the city could easily trim fat from the budget."Politicians always say teachers, fire [fighters], and police have to be cut," he told the Daily News Tribune. "But they never mention the unnecessary overhead -- the bureaucrats, the people on the front lines. The bottom line is spending."Citizens for Taxpayer Justice is a non-partisan group, and not affiliated with any political party.Aucoin won 23,044 votes in his 2002 campaign for lieutenant governor, with running mate Carla Howell. In 2001, he ran for Waltham City Council, receiving 11% of the vote.
Oracle -I've been offering the Maine GOP positive thoughts and actions for 15 years. Others here have been at it longer than that.Now what?skf
Scott~ The GOP Leadership and We The People fail to understand that is individuals like you and I that have the power, not the GOP leadership.The 11th Commandment has unintended consequences and I often cross that line.
How many fish do you know that think they reel in the angler when they get caught?