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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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  • I believe that historians will look back at the early morning hours of December 2, 2017, and conclude that it was one of the great acts of thievery in the history of the United States. Let me be very clear about what is happening here. . . .
  • Following is a statement from Lisa Pohlmann, executive director of Natural Resources Council of Maine: We are deeply disappointed that Senator Collins voted for a tax bill that would open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. . . .
  • On Monday, Senator Angus King and 27 other members of the Senate wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, expressing concern over reports that bots filed hundreds of thousands of comments . . .
  • On Monday, the Pew Charitable Trusts issued the following statement by Tom Wathen, a vice president at Pew, regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to significantly scale back the boundaries of the Bears Ears and . . .
  • Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to slash the acreage of both Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Pingree is a member of the House Appropriations . . .
  • In a statement on Senator Susan Collins’ website justifying her vote for the GOP tax bill, she begins: “I don’t think there is a single American who thinks that our current tax code is fair, simple, or promotes economic growth.” . . .
  • It is with great disappointment that I draft this note. As a small businessman trying to make a go of it in midcoast Maine, I am of course acutely aware of the effects of federal tax policy on my bottom line. I suppose I should be very . . .
  • To Senator Susan Collins & Colleagues: Congratulations on passing the Senate Tax Bill. You have taken an important step in assuring that (to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln) “government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich shall . . .”
  • Senator Susan Collins bargained with Mitch McConnell and received what she may think is a good deal for the people of Maine. Senator Collins sold out the poor and middle class of Maine to help the rich. Senator Collins got some . . .
  • I can’t begin to express my disappointment in you. You have chosen to participate in this mockery of governance knowing full well the hardships it will rain down on so many. . . .
  • Susan Collins, Republican Senator from Maine, has voted in favor of the tax scam bill that cuts Medicare over the next 10 years to pay for a tax giveaway to the super wealthy. How many of us will remember this three years from . . .
  • The government you and I elected is poised to cheat us again and give a massive tax break to the rich, even as the entire power of the national media is focused on a few famous men who allegedly groped women. . . .
  • Dear Susan and Bruce, Since you two are part of the demographic who stand to gain the most from the tax plan you voted for, I am wondering how your personal tax savings will trickle down to the rest of us in Maine. . . .
  • A comment: The Republicans are hiding behind the myth that corporate and high-income tax cuts will “grow” the economy (for who, pray tell) in order to accomplish their real agenda, their stated agenda, folks, to starve and shrink government . . .
  • Rockland, currently the darling of the known universe, is glowing with praise from Down East Magazine, the Smithsonian Institution and beyond. They say, “We are the ideal place to live in Maine and in America!” This Cinderella moment of . . .
  • In a partisan manner, Republican Senators cast their votes on December 2 in favor of short-term political gains and against the long-term interests of people in America. Republican Senators voted against their own principles . . .
  • Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC) is disappointed and alarmed by the narrow 51-49 United States Senate vote, taken in the dead of night on a bill that was being written as the vote opened, in favor of H.R. 1, a measure . . .
  • Holiday carols and Christmas cheer aren’t the only things in the air in Belfast this time of year. The city is getting ready for implementation January 1 of two new ordinances banning single-use plastic bags and polystyrene (styrofoam). . . .
  • It was a dark and stormy night, cold and rainy. On Wednesday, November 22 the Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry passed out turkeys, hams, assorted other meats, fresh and canned veggies and fruit to feed over 100 of our . . .
  • If you or someone you know is in need of warm outerwear (hats, mittens, scarves, gloves, socks) this winter, visit Belfast’s Christmas tree in Post Office Square, where warm items hanging on the tree are free for the taking. . . .
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