Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

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Scarlet Pimpernel
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

[url]http://www.sunjournal.com/story/267280-3/LetterstotheEditor/Disguised_as...

Tarren Bragdon's op-ed, "What would have happened with TABOR" ( May 18 ), included numbers and information not supported by the facts.

Lawmakers just cut state spending by $19.5 million in fiscal year 2008, and by $98.5 million in 2009 (source, Office of Fiscal and Program Review).

David Hughes
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

[url=http://www.sunjournal.com/story/266095-3/Columnist/What_would_have_happe... What would have happened with TABOR? Tarren Bragdon [/url]

The original piece for reference.

I do like how the cuts made to the budget amount to 118 million. Why, just 6 weeks ago we knew that number to be 130 million with an additional 60 million in fee increases, changes to unclaimed property sales and reductions in reimbursements.

I also like how Mr. Nicholas entirely ignores all of Maine's Medicaid waivers.

Learning a lot from the dems. Learning a lot.

Steven Scharf
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

For those who have forgotten who Mr. Nicholas is (i sure had), this response to his letter outlines his acomplishments (Not!).

[quote]Posted By:Independent Voter at May 26, 2008 8:52 AM (Suggest Removal)
Jack Nicholas should talk. He was running the DHHS when they totally screwed up the MECMS conversion that led to the wasting of well over $60 million dollars of taxpayer's money. Here it is, over three years later, and they are still screwed up and have contracted with Unisys to build a new system to replace the Nicholas-managed MECMS system. Nicholas should have been fired outright for gross ineptitude as a manager. Readers would be well-advised to dismiss any comment from him.[/quote]

Steven Scharf
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BlueJay
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

Steven S, thank you for that bit of information. Sheds a whole new light on his piece. What a putz! :roll:

Martin
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

Former DHHS Head Jack Nicholas knows more about budgeting than he's letting on here. A LOT more!

He claims that LD 1 makes a [u]real[/u] [b]Taxpayer Bill of Rights[/b] unnecessary because LD 1 limits spending? Well, that's a [i]Clintonian half-truth,[/i] because there are [u]tens of millions of dollars[/u] in state spending that are magically[i] [b]off the books[/b][/i]... in a way that makes sense only to state taxers & spenders. Nicholas [u]knows[/u] this - he just assumes the [i]stupid voters[/i] don't.

A real [b]Taxpayer Bill of Rights[/b] limits ALL spending, and would have required a [u][b]vote of the people[/b][/u] for that [i]Tax Day surprise [/i]of $70 million in new and/or doubled taxes on medical claims, beer. wine, soft drinks, etc.

[b]Watch for more![/b] The Tax & Spend Democrats in Maine will use every fear-mongering hoax of a reason [i](closed fire departments, starving orphans, no more ambulance service, etc...) [/i]to keep their game going until.... until.... until... well, I guess they'll keep their shell-game going until there are no more taxpayers left in Maine.

And unless we get a real [b]Taxpayer Bill of Rights[/b] - that's where we're headed!

BRAVO to The Maine Heritage Policy Center - one of the few voices of reason and logic in Maine!

I hope that Maine voters turn this mess around, and stop listening to pencil-pushing, numb-skull bureaucrats like Jack Nicholas! This guy [b][i]lost[/i][/b] [u]tens of millions of dollars[/u] at DHHS, and instead of going to [b]JAIL[/b] - he's still seen by a few misguided people as some type of expert on how to run Maine.

[b]WOW - [i]that's [/i]frightening!!![/b]

[size=18][b]MAINE: [i]What Happens When You Re-Elect Liberals![/i][/b][/size]

Dan Billings
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

The paper should have identified the author of the letter by his former titles and note his connection to the current administration.

Tony Bessey
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Jack Nicholas Trashes Tarren Bragdon in LTTE

[quote="Dan Billings"]The paper should have identified the author of the letter by his former titles and note his connection to the current administration.[/quote]

Come on Dan. You know the media won't do that unless they are outing an evil republican.

Tony

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