For the record, he and I ARE NOT related.Ray
Times RecordClaims about area Democrats mislead
11/01/2002Recently, Pem Schaeffer wrote misleading statements about area Democrats in The Times Record (Oct. 25, "Just vote Republican"). Contrary to the distortions in the Oct. 25 letters, Democrats are not tax-and-spend lawmakers. Since 1995, Democrats have supported major tax cuts that will amount to $3.6 billion in cumulative value through fiscal year 2005. Democrats supported repealing the snack tax, reducing the sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent, enacting property tax relief for business, extending tax relief to Maine residents in the form of the Homestead Property Tax Exemption and the Circuit Breaker, repealing the hospital and nursing home taxes and enacting many other tax relief measures. None of these measures would have passed if a majority of Democrats had not supported them.John Richardson represents House District 49 in the state Legislature.http://www.timesrecord.com
The party that's responsibile for Maine being the highest tax state in the nation, now wants us to believe they've been for lower taxes all along?It must have been the grinch that stole Christmas that raised our taxes. The tooth fairy couldn't have done it....could she?