Very nice lady but that's a good description of her political career. :)
Taxpayers' bill can't do what it says it willJohn Frary's column (6/17) mentioned my Senate vote against the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, a bill that did not pass.While I do not object to making it difficult to raise taxes, I am reluctant to vote for any law that cannot do what it says.Sen. S. Peter Mills
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Really, Senator?That's the standard you have--
[b]I am reluctant to vote for any law that cannot do what it says.[/b]How did you vote on Dirigo Health? Surely you never believed that a massive government health care program would increase access, lower costs and make health care more affordable.How did you vote on LD 1, Senator? Did you believe that those vague and silly spending limits in that bill would miraculously lower property taxes?I find it interesting that you could make the leap of faith for bills that would never meet your standards when sponsored by democrats,but unable to vote for a bill sponsored by a republican colleague.
A very unconvincing letter. Focused on the imperfections, rather than the crying need for real controls.No legislation is perfect, and never will be.He is scapegoating. He doesn't want to give up the power of the purse-strings on OPM.Why didn't he "hold his nose and vote yes," as they do on so many other things? Who was he trying to please?Why didn't he propose a constitutional amendment?On reflection, he would have been better off to have shoved the letter in a drawer.
Senator Peter Mills had a 15% rating by the National Federation of Independent Business. He voted against small business 85% of the time. Nothing has changed. This is not news.
Sounds like the perfect Stepford-Legislator
quote:Originally posted by chuck:
[b]Sounds like the perfect Stepford-Legislator[/b]
Also he's related to the two Stepford sisters Olympia & Susan.
quote:Originally posted by Roger Ek:
[b]Senator Peter Mills had a 15% rating by the National Federation of Independent Business. He voted against small business 85% of the time. Nothing has changed. This is not news.[/b]
MERI ranked him a 64 in the 04 voter guide based on business votes for Maine...... Janet got a 45 so must run in the family.....Of course when you compare it to Ethan Stimling's 6 (yes only a 6) it does look better!!!!
Did I miss something? Who is Janet?He's one of those types, I'm thinking, that believes yeah, we have some problems, but no big deal. A mellow fellow, bipartisan and all. Comity. Don't spoil the atmosphere in the historic chamber. Prize good press first, working relationships second, and results third.As opposed to the types that know that we are in a death spiral, and if it isn't reversed post haste, sayonara, babeez!PS: as in most walks of life, we get the behavior we tolerate, or even worse, reward. How many times has he been elected, and how much coverage has he drawn?[ 06-28-2005: Message edited by: Melvin Udall ]
What a clown.
Peter's sister Janet is a Democrat State Rep represnting Farmington.Steven ScharfSCSMedia@aol.com
I'm reluctant to vote for politicians that don't do what they say...so where does that leave us?
If any of you have done what you've said, I missed it.
Senator Mills did play an active role in the Taxpayers Veto effort. This should be noted in his favor. I have a memo he sent to the GOP caucus strongly opposing the Moral Obligation Bonds when that constitutional fraud was perpetrated.He sent me a copy of his letter by e-mail and I argued that TABOR legislation was tactically sound as the thin edge of the wedge for a constitutional amendment.He replied that Mary Adams is probably right in this.I believe the man is consistent in his convictions and I also believe that his preoccupation with the processes of government may blind him to the larger question: how can its continual expanstion be contained?
very fine analysis, JF.At some level, we are dealing on the margins here. By that, I mean voting one way or the other based on minor aspects of a policy or philosophy.I'm being very inarticulate, but I know exactly what I mean.The word "nuance" comes to mind, along with hyphenated last surnames.Could it be that Mills voted for TABOR before he voted against it? Or vice versa? There are certainly gambits that allow you to claim both sides of an issue. It is one of the really shabby sides of the legislature.
I'm no Peter Mills fan, but he was the Republican with the berries to stand up to Baldacci's borrowing scheme and gather the signatures to make him change it. That shows more balls than I have seen out of your party in years. He might be a squish, but instead of wasting his time whining here, he took on the Governeor and made a difference.Furthermore, he is absolutely correct. The law would only require a majority vote to repeal so the 2/3 provision is useless.
quote:Originally posted by tanguay42:
[b]If any of you have done what you've said, I missed it.[/b]
What...did I screw up?Well, then again, you did say "politician" I try not to be one of those.
quote:Originally posted by Freedom:
[b]...he was the Republican with the berries to stand up to Baldacci's borrowing scheme...That shows more balls than I have seen out of your party in years.[/b]
I've disagreed with Senator Mills in the past, but I'm sending him a check to help defray the cost of his effort at:Don't Mortgage Maine
PO Box 647
Augusta Me 04332Please join me, make the check out to:
"Don't Mortgage Maine"Thanks
Sounds like Peter is testing the waters for a Blaine House run. Unfortunately, his inconsistent voting record may bite him in the posterior and hurt him in the primary.
I sent my check some time ago.
It is ever more important next November that we elect legislators in favor of TABOR, who will work to write it into the Constitution, and get rid of Elitist Bureaucrats like Senator Mills, who obviously doesn't think we peons deserve the right to decide our own affairs, or have a right to accountability from our elected officials.
Laws prohibiting murder have been proven unable to prevent people from killing one another. Do we repeal them?
Mr. Mills should be challenged by a true Conservative for his seat. It is obvious he is as liberal as Baldacci.
Mills represents a solidly Democrat seat. He beat union hack Pam Hatch, who is wrong 100% of the time. Mills is wrong 50% of the time. He is an improvement. A conservative would not win the seat.
Ran across Tardus' no-2 post by chance this morning. Worth bumping.