I find it hard to believe that Question 2 will create 5,000 new jobs in Maine. Are the backers lying to the voters?
What is question number 2 a Tax Bond question?
Are the backers lying to the voters?
If you have to ask, you haven't been paying attention.....
Informed voters would demand to know the numbers quality jobs created by previous jobs bonds and if they still exist? I won't hold my breath. I too agree with the priority argument. If this bonding was such a priority, it would have been part of the budget, but of course they did cut to the bond this year. Rumor had it that if they cut any more money from the budget people would die. I wonder which governmental entity is grant funding the Baldacci world tour to France and Japan?
I say, does it matter how many jobs it creates? Who cares if it creates 5 or 1 million, they're being created using our tax dollars.
So if we fund this "jobs" bond 5,000 jobs will spontaneously appear in Maine?
I might be mistaken but this sounds like a government handout. 8)
I know where the money is coming from but does it list what businesses, or government entities will be receiving the subsidies?
How does it guarantee, and what qualifies something as a good lasting job? Is it 10.00 an hour w/benefits? Is it 20.00 an hour 60 hours a week winters off. Is there room for advancement?
Why should I accept "5,000 good jobs" as an answer to the question, what is the government spending my FUTURE revenue on this year? I don't go into the bank asking for a loan to "create jobs." I have to have good credit, a proven track record, a plan and collateral. Does the State of Maine have any of these?
One last question, is it the government's "civic duty" to create jobs? I thought that belonged to private enterprise.
Perhaps I am just to daft to understand our government and the maine economy. :(
Pretty amazing....you could say our lovely state government through devastating tax policy has cost the state tens of thousands of former private sector jobs, and tons more by opportunities lost.
And they think paying back "5000" temporary laborer jobs with tax money makes them heroes?
I'm sure that a large percentage of those jobs will be in State/Local government. It's the ONLY growth industry left in Maine.
Right, right, and we were all supposed to get 15% property tax cuts when Question 1 passed last year. I'm still waiting for that.
They are NOT new jobs. It is simply more work to do for guys that already have a job. So Chianbro works ten weeks of overtime, big deal! They were probably working the ten straight anyway.
Hey Tony, you come rake up my leaves and I'll come rake up your leaves, same wage. WOW! What a deal we just created two new jobs! Let the good times roll, but be sure to pay the tax.
We have spent and spent and spent to "create" jobs. And we have lost employment and continue to ignore the overburden of regulation on businesses.
Well, try to ignore this,,,,I'm voting NO.
We have to create new jobs to support the bond repayments that will be due on these stupid things!!!!! :roll:
I think I have got it!
These great new jobs would be in building bike paths, investigating discrimination claims, running seminars on how not to discriminate (sensitivity training), filling out paperwork for bogus lawsuits, and someone to hold all of our hands as we fill out our dirigo and welfare application forms.
It's amazing that they are able to make the statement unchallenged by the media.
Ya know I am applying for jobs on line right now.
I've been using jobs in maine as my job search engine.
I hadn't even thought about checking the state website for listings.
I know, I'll collect welfare until I can get one of these "5,000 good jobs." Ya, Ya that's the ticket.
Checking the Maine State Web Site Now.
Do you think I should use AMG as my referral agency? :twisted:
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Or is it rock, paper, scissors?
The numbers are probably accurate IF we could depend on this administration spending the money as they say they will. The problem is; they haven't in the past.
To get to 5000 jobs you have to count Federal Matching funds. and the claim is made the only way Maine can find the state share is to borrow the money. I don't agree.
I will agree these are good jobs and we do need to invest in our roads and bridges. I'm convinced this isn't the right way to pay for this. And letting our roads get to the condition they are in is just another way to pry more money from taxpayers to spend in ways that have nothing to do with roads.
I'm voting no.
Considering that the maine democratic party, has shown time and again that it cannot be trusted to do what they say it is absolutely a no-brainer that question 2 to 6, which are bond issues, deserve a NO vote.
I want businesses to grow jobs not Augusta.
I want Augusta to fix the roads that I pay for everytime I fill up.
All bonds by this administration are band aids that mask higher tax rates and social agendas.
Is "Welfare Recipient" considered a "job"?