Comments on: Lewiston mayor wants welfare recipients’ names, addresses listed online http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 By: Jenifer Lewis http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-99034 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 18:01:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-99034 Nice copy-and-paste job.

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By: knuckledragger http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-88648 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:46:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-88648 We already do idiot

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-86391 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:55:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-86391 It’s still not enough – you don’t pay your fair share.

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By: Onthewater http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-86037 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:28:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-86037 I would add a few more items to the list:

— all politicians, candidates for public office, and government employees submit to random drug and alcohol testing with the results published; and

— all of the financial records of their families and business associates be made public;

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By: KennebunkportIndependent http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85888 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:14:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85888 No GOP member backed his bill. Even his own have no time for this man.

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By: KennebunkportIndependent http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85886 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:13:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85886 No legislator backed his bill.

Bad luck Macdonald. You have no influence in the state. Why not fix the potholes on Lewiston?

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85754 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:32:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85754 How about some of that free birth control handed out like candy by Planned Parenthood and other clinics in Maine? Heck, you can even get some free at the Portland high schools.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-85753 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:31:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85753 Planned Parenthood and other clinics hand out free birth control in Maine by the boatload. You’d think people on welfare could manage to use the stuff, and avoid putting any more kids through a poverty-stricken childhood.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85752 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85752 We think you’re the one who needs to “shut up” and go away. If you’re up for denying others their First Amendment rights, that opens the door to say “get lost” yourself.

So, it appears we’re even.

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By: krull82 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85603 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:33:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85603 I would make a retort, however after reading what you just posted I’m starting to realize that you may be suffering from either a seizure or have some form of brain damage. Either way, you should probably check yourself into a hospital and get an evaluation. Don’t worry about the bill, thanks to the ACA you can easily afford health insurance now and get the treatment you desperately need. Have a nice day. 😀

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85551 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:05:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85551 YOU ARE AWESOME! Almost like JOE THE PLUMBER! You pay yearly taxes – who the ()&(^(^ says that? YOU ARE A JOKE.

Keep paying those taxes!

You should lead a life of a popper – give your fellow man (you should be ashamed to not include women) all the rest of your money.

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By: FaraDay http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-85516 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:16:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85516 Yeah ! SSI Supplemental Security Income “Cray Cray” checks !

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By: FaraDay http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85515 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:15:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85515 I could care less what Pope GAIA has to say.

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By: FaraDay http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85513 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:13:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85513 This is SO KEWL !!

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-85476 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:22:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85476 People who buy Tesla automobiles get tax breaks – but they are worthy for saving the environment. Solar panels (toxic waste is a byproduct of manufacturing of them) get tax breaks. Gov’t uses the tax code and laws and regulations to manipulate people and businesses all the time. Those that TAKE should be outed.

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-85475 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:19:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85475 Oh – insults are the only solution you have? LAME . . .

Results always matter – those that work, and make money get results . . . and PAY TAXES.

All the others are TAKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU?

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By: littlemissperfect http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-85360 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:21:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85360 Yeah someone needs to perch their kitty on his face for some cream pie haha

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By: krull82 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-85308 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:52:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85308 Breaking of your fingers with a paper weight would keep you from posting asinine comments. Just because it gets results doesn’t make it the right method.

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-85224 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 03:45:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85224 Maybe LePage will get you a graft for a Maine made hand-crafted precision wooden guillotine enterprise. American steel blade required.

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By: Angry Wasp http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85176 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 23:37:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85176 I just tell it as it is.

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By: a.v. arden http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-85142 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:47:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85142 I am honest and stand by my statements, however thank you for correcting me; I was not aware there was such a difference in the hours required between paid & volunteer. When the truth looks so much like sarcasm you think something might be out of balance. Forgive me my haste. I did look it up, but not further than google.

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85081 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 18:30:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85081 Lol, my apologies.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85072 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 18:01:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85072 This is the PPH article comment page. Says so, right up there at the top. See where it says “Press Herald”?
Check your own pond. I think you need a new filtration system.

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85071 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:57:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85071 This is the BFN site.
Did you forget what pond you’re lines are in?

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85070 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:54:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85070 Don’t be silly. There are politically prominent families on both sides and its nothing remotely new.

LePage direct hiring his family is blatant nepotism defined.

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-85067 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:49:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85067 Democrats voted for the wars too.

BOTH parties are guilty. Gov’t needs to shrink drastically and welfare projects, just like ALL the other gov’t projects and functions, needs to be reduced dramatically. Eventually we will run out of money. Both individuals and local, state and federal gov’t.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85062 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:42:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85062 All of them.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85053 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:05:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85053 Nitpick all you want, but nepotism is alive and well with the Democratic party in Maine.

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85050 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:01:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85050 Family?

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85048 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85048 Until the link makes it through the PPH posting review, you can find it yourself. Google “UMaine system hiring attracts scrutiny.” Written by JOHN CHRISTIE and NAOMI SCHALIT, from the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting.

It was published in the PPH on 5/3/12. Showing how Baldacci got lucrative jobs for his buddies in the UM system, outside the usual hiring process.

I have posted the link in a separate comment below, but it always takes a while for anything with a link to show up on the page.

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85037 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 16:42:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85037 Prove it.

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-85035 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 16:41:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-85035 Who hired family?

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-84989 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:59:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84989 What you cite is Impossible for most people living on a modest income.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-84986 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:57:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84986 The volunteering requirement is 24 hours per month – 6 hours per week.

The paid work requirement is 20 hours per week.

The job training requirement is supplied free by the state.

Be honest yourself, and do some basic research on the SNAP workfare program. Easy to find on the state website under DHHS.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-84983 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:55:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84983 Too bad they can’t get cushy jobs at UM like Baldacci gave his own cronies.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-84984 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:55:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84984 Oh, yes, they did, and they still would if possible.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-2/#comment-84981 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:53:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84981 You are either delusional, or ignoring the plain truth.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-3/#comment-84979 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:51:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84979 The program has also been vastly expanded under Obama’s regime.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-3/#comment-84977 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:49:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84977 Please read a book on basic economics.

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By: Pinetree North http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84975 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:47:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84975 Those figures are from where? Link, please.

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By: FrankE http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84939 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:29:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84939 There are some other worries to consider. He has to live in this community, he goes to the store he does things on the weekend. I wouldn’t be attempting something this intrusive and potentially humiliating to the very people I have to deal with on a daily basis. Just because a persons poor, doesn’t diminish the fact that they are proud as well. If I were him, I wouldn’t attempt this type of humiliation unless I was able to live in a different county……………

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By: FrankE http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-5/#comment-84934 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:24:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84934 One has to wonder just exactly what his intended goal is with this proposal. Does he actually feel that it is up to him to make sure every single poor mother and child who are forced to seek assistance, are publicly humiliated under the premise of eliminating the minuscule number of cheaters which are probably on the books now? This does seem to be the Conservative approach to everything in today’s political world. Ridicule the masses and take no prisoners. The problem he faces with this approach is that he will do nothing but harm a bunch of innocent citizens who’s only crime to date is being poor. Why does he seem to think there is anything to gain from humiliating the poor. I’m poor, I’m about as dirt poor as they come. If I were to be included in this little case of social sleaze balling, I really wouldn’t care, everyone who knows me knows that I am poor, they know why I am poor, and they know how I got into this situation in the first place. Furthermore all the humiliation in the world isn’t going to change the fact that I am poor. Mr. McDonald seems to think that being poor is a source of shame and ridicule. I suppose to some individuals it is, but to anyone who cares, it’s nothing more than another little set back in life, that some folks have to deal with. Along with being poor myself, I know a lot of others in the same boat that I am, and I can tell you that most every single one of them is just as responsible and caring as anyone else. Although a few that I know, wouldn’t take very kindly to the tactic used by Mr. McDonald to thin the herd. Yes they would consider that to be a form of intimidation. Just because a person is poor, doesn’t mean they wouldn’t defend their honor any way necessary. I’m sure Mr. McDonald has taken that little possibility to heart.

I don’t think he will ever find another politician with the same level of compassion as himself, to help sponsor this bizarre idea. However, just presenting this idea, will most likely doom any future endeavors for Mr. McDonald. This seems to be a recurring theme for the Republican Party, Political Suicide…………

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By: KennebunkportIndependent http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84880 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:53:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84880 One of the largest ‘benefits’ – unfunded, in fact, was given by George W Bush – the Medicare Modernization Act he signed into law in 2003.

Remember also the billions – trillions – poured into Iraq and Afghanistan, not just on military activities, but on ‘nation building’, some of which went to welfare programs for the local people, during the Bush years.

Profligate spending on welfare projects crosses party lines.

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By: KennebunkportIndependent http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84869 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:34:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84869 I bow to your first hand experience in this matter. But I am aware of the issues of which you speak – but having to deal with it, as you have, face to face, presents a far greater import to your words than mine.

However, like the majority who do not deal with these issues, we do have some knowledge and, ultimately, the more those at the coal-face of such issues does to educate us, the better. Simply casting us off as out-of-touch rather defeats the good work many are doing.

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84868 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:33:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84868 Linda Bean has invested her money in the state. You didn’t answer the questions. Those people didn’t steal from others.

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By: KennebunkportIndependent http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84866 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:31:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84866 The Catholic Church prohibits birth control. Biddo has a high population of Catholics. I know many take no notice of the church’s teaching on this issue, but it still presents a moral quandry. Do you support school age boys and girls having free and confidential access to birth control, whatever their age? If you do not (understandably) you are drawing lines that others may not agree with. This is a difficult topic we rarely discuss without emotions ruling our heads.

In the UK (and every western European country) anyone – even minor children – have confidental access to free contraception, contraceptive advice and education, and so on. Girls may request the morning after pill, again without parental notification. The rate of unwanted preganancies, abortions and sexually transmitted diseases there is much lower than in the US. So: what to do? What is the right balance between imparting educated choices, or simply saying ‘No!’ and walking away from the results?

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By: Triple 3 http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-4/#comment-84864 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84864 Not for Obama and the democrats. They love to increase and extend these and other benefits to people. And now we will have Syrian refugees – more money wasted and now an untold number of terrorists among them.

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By: knuckledragger http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-84852 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:58:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84852 Thats fine but we can’t destroy are economy in doing so. If you can come up with a way to make alternatives competitive I am all for it. I just don’t want the government picking winners and losers

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By: newaunts http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-84835 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:12:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84835 We need to get off the oil teat.
Got it?

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By: knuckledragger http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/24/lewiston-mayor-wants-online-registry-of-welfare-recipients/comment-page-1/#comment-84820 Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:11:00 +0000 http://www.pressherald.com/?p=718202#comment-84820 It is no secret that President Obama’s and green energy supporters’ (from both parties) foray into venture capitalism has not gone well. But the extent of its failure has been largely ignored by the press. Sure, single instances garner attention as they happen, but they ignore past failures in order to make it seem like a rare case.

The truth is that the problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the rate of failure, cronyism, and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial. The fact that some companies are not under financial duress does not make the policy a success. It simply means that our taxpayer dollars subsidized companies that would’ve found the financial support in the private market.

So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy and other agencies. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher

Got it?

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