Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

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Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

Friday, February 17, 2006

Winter-dependent businesses plead for financial help

By LARRY GRARD, Staff Writer

THE FORKS -- Some 30 people who own seasonal north country businesses were telling state/federal officials of the 127 layoffs they have made this winter.

The business owners assembled...at the invitation of the Somerset Economic Development Corporation...hoping to hear that low-interest loans might be available, or that government might...open the gates to federal dollars.

"Every business in this room has been meaningfully harmed," said Matt Polstein..... His company has sustained a $200,000 revenue drop.

[url=http://business.mainetoday.com/news/060217snowbiz.shtml]source[/url]

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Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

Shouldn't they move to the Portland Public Market?

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Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

This story is misleading because the reporter said that the employees who were laid off went without paychecks. That's bull! Those people were laid off so they were on unemployment and the business owners had their experience rating charged by the State. The experience rating is figured into the tax you have to pay for unemployment as an employer.

I don't want to sound like an ice princess (pun intended) but isn't this just part of the risk of being in business? The government can't be bailing everyone out everytime something bad happens.

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Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

Michelle Anderson can fill in the blanks. I believe Mr. Polstein is a big advocate for ecotourism as the saving grace for his area economy. Is a government bailout during bad business cycles part of that saving grace?

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Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

As I stated last week in http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/6603

[quote]Oh! Did I mention that Councilor Matthew Polstein, who is currently working on a "high end resort" just outside the town limits, announced at last week's town council meeting that he is having a get-together with government officials to see what programs they have for companies which have been hurt by the recent weather...

Would someone like to find out how much he gives to the government during a banner year??!
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This self-proclaimed millionaire has sat and watched as his actions have helped to devastate an entire region. The people who were not forced to move have suffered blow after blow while Mr. Polstein used his elected position to gain more and more money; as he conducted illegal meeting after illegal meeting to better himself while caring not a whit for the townspeople whom he schmoozed into electing him.

And now, when HIS business is having problems because there is no snow, HE wants the government to bail him out!

This lack of snow is, I believe, poetic justice. The governor, Councilor Polstein, and his sock puppet Bruce McLean have all said over and over that we need to be a tourist attraction. They have consistently sabotaged industry and manufacturing in this area. And now the world can see why a one-industry town is never in good stead.

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Matt Polstein, Others Want Govt to Bail Out Their Businesses

I think Unity Raceway should apply for federal disaster funds, too. They lost six races last year due to rain. :D

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Don't these people understand

Don't these people understand that there are 93,000,000 adults not working in our country and that is why fewer of them are buying guided rafting trips?

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