Frosty - those look too healthy. Where's the chocolate chips???? :wink:
[quote]he has to be at least inept.[/quote]
Unfortunately, he is [b]at best[/b] inept.
[quote="Naran"]Last I heard, I believe that [u]state figure[/u] was about 13.5%[/quote]
State and local taxes in Maine consume 13.5% of our income....the largest share of any state in the nation.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says Maine's economy is smaller in 2005 than it was in 2004 (the latest years for which figures are available), food stamp use is up, Medicaid enrollment is up; all good indicators incomes for the average Mainer is flat if not decreasing.
We all know Baldacci and company have increased spending substantially since he's been in office, and there's ample reason to believe that's going to continue if he's re-elected.
We've raised every fee and non broad based tax there is to be raised.
Doesn't it follow something has to give?
Maybe no one has yet suggested any specific tax increase, but if spending rises and incomes fall isn't it just a matter of which tax and how much?
[quote="EJ"]Along the line of Ewv:
Gov Baldacci made State Workers, choose between paying UNION THUGS, or keeping their job.
The Gov Baldacci did this with an executive order.
That my friend was a Political Payoff.
EJ, to be accurate (by the way I do not support fair share in any form) fair share was a negotiated contract item in the bargaining process. It was not by executive order. The rest of your statement is totally accurate.
[quote="Frostman"]I mean, insults with wit, humor & cleverness (see TD for some outstanding examples) are one thing.[/quote]
Thanks for the props, Frostman! Nicest thing anyone has said about me all day. I'll try and serve one up for you sometime... :lol:
I would like to go on record as a recipient of a couple of names and somewhat derogatory terms
here , that I feel we as a whole are a very civil bunch and much restraint is shown when we are talking about the
and all those other names for the inept idiot we have in Blaine House.