There are two must-read articles you need to check out and share with your friends and family today.
Allumbaugh: We should be thanking Poliquin for health care vote
With all the Democrats’ hysteria surrounding the House passing the American Health Care Act, Joel Allumbaugh in the Morning Sentinel rightfully highlights ObamaCare’s disastrous conditions here in Maine and how the Maine Model of invisible high risk pools is being used to cover people with pre-existing conditions and to help lower premiums.
Here’s an excerpt from Allumbaugh’s piece:
The American Health Care Act protects people with pre-existing conditions with an invisible risk-sharing program modeled after Maine’s, which lowered rates in Maine’s individual market before Obamacare took effect. Milliman, a well-respected actuarial firm, analyzed the effects of a similar program extrapolated nationally and showed how rates would be lowered for all age groups.
Click here to read Joel’s full article.
Also, if you haven’t already, watch Jason’s video about the American Health Care Act.
Mayor Isgro: ‘Opportunity Agenda’ Out of Touch with Working Mainers
Secondly, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s piece in The Maine Wire correctly highlights how out-of-touch the Democrats’ Opportunity Agenda is with working Mainers.
From their outrageous claims that their “budget” is the largest property tax cut in Maine history, to their excessive Monopoly Money style deficit spending plans, Maine Democrats’ continue to recycle the failed Libby Mitchell and Mike Michaud economic agendas that failed Mainers, especially working Mainers.
Also, Isgro correctly highlights that property taxes are controlled at the municipal level and no increases of revenue sharing will encourage municipalities to reform their spending priorities.
Here’s an excerpt:
In Maine, property taxes are controlled at the municipal level alone. Increasing revenue sharing from 2 to 3 percent is simply a gimmick to give them cover on this controversial issue while doling out less dollars than the annual salary raise in most municipalities. It also ignores recent studies that have shown that revenue sharing actually encourages increases in municipal spending rather than tax relief.
Click here to read Mayor Isgro’s full article.
Also, please make sure to watch Jason’s video regarding the Democrats’ Opportunity Agenda. It’s important we get the truth out to you.
With jobs at an all-time high and unemployment at an all-time low here in Maine, plus wages rising at a healthy rate, it’s pretty hard to grasp why Democrats are still insisting we grow welfare spending with money we don’t have.