cman: BrotherEarth: If I am reading this article correctly, LePage is holding the entire state legislature, and it's citizens hostage until they allow him to negotiate a new state alcohol contract under the premise that the state's alcohol contract will pay the hospitals bills?This stinks like corruption to me.No. Those two had nothing in common besides the veto threat. It was dueling press conferences that evolved into the liquor argument. The liquor distributor is a very hot topic in Augusta.
davidphogan: BrotherEarth: If I am reading this article correctly, LePage is holding the entire state legislature, and it's citizens hostage until they allow him to negotiate a new state alcohol contract under the premise that the state's alcohol contract will pay the hospitals bills?This stinks like corruption to me.They can override a veto.
actualhuman: BrotherEarth: actualhuman: Do you know a single farking thing about Maine?I lived in New England for almost 40 years.Just for the record that was not my quote./S'all good.
The WindowLicker: That does not answer the question about Maine
Boo Radley: At a time when Republican governors around the country are refusing to expand their Medicaid coverage under Obamacare because they hate poor people and having a black President, this guy is bucking that trend and doing everything possible to ensure that hospitals get reimbursed ASAP by the state and feds for helping the poor.
namatad: Sure Illinois has retarded distributor middlemen, increasing our prices with zero value added.But at least we dont have package stores and state stores.
Boo Radley: And what exactly should State alcohol sales revenue go towards if not funding healthcare for poor people? Booze is definitely doing it's share of the damage, why shouldn't most of the revenue the State makes off it go towards funding the consequences?
Boo Radley: guy is bucking that trend and doing everything possible to ensure that hospitals get reimbursed ASAP
namatad: BrotherEarth: It doesn't pass the smell test. LaPage seems to be trying his hardest to end up in a prison cell.LOLWUT?!!one of his constitutional powers is vetoing ANY and ALL bills that he chooses fit to veto. PERIOD.NOT the ones that the legislature think that he should veto.NOT the ones that the citizens think that he should veto.HE IS THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER.He can be voted out of office.He could recalled, if Maine is a recall state.BUT, he is legally doing his job. PERIOD.The fact that people dont like the job is irrelevant. It's his job. Until he is removed from office.Vetoing a bill is not illegal.Find that he is breaking some law, kickbacks, bribes, what not. FINE.But doing his job??What part is confusing ??
davidphogan: If they're so important they can override his veto. What bills have they passed that are that important so far?
davidphogan: GAT_00: That doesn't seem like fiscal responsibility. That seems like running the state like a dictator.Yeah, drinking at 6 am on St Patricks Day is way more important than solving fiduciary problems.
GAT_00: That seems like running the state like a dictator.
Lionel Mandrake: cman: We elected that idiot Baldacci and this is his legacy.LePage is just cleaning up the mess left by Baldacci.So, Baldacci = Bush and LePage = Obama?Do a lot of people blame LePage for Baldacci's mess?
GAT_00: That doesn't seem like fiscal responsibility. That seems like running the state like a dictator.
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