In his most recent column, Greg Kesich wrote about a 21-year-old from Lincoln County who was working 60 to 80 hours per week packing lobster for $10 an hour around the time of the 2012 election. This industrious young man said that he was working too hard to think about politics, but if he made it to the polls, he would most likely vote for the candidate who would lower his taxes (who could blame him?). Mr. Kesich asked his readers, “Who’s got a (tax) plan for my lobster packer?”

Mr. Kesich needs to look no further than the recently enacted Republican tax law. Under the new law, hardworking Mainers, like that young man from Lincoln County whom Mr. Kesich highlighted, will receive an annual tax break of between $650 and $1,250. While the exact size of the tax cut received will depend upon one’s particular circumstances, it’s indisputable that this tax cut is well deserved, and would make a big difference to Mainers like this young man who said, “every dime matters.”

Over the past several months, Mr. Kesich has made his opposition to the Republican tax law clear, ignoring the tangible benefits it will have for the majority of hardworking Mainers. In addition to more money in their pockets, Mainers will soon see even greater benefits through better-paying jobs and increased job opportunities.

I, for one, am pleased that the incredible work ethic of that young man from Lincoln County, and many others like him, will be rewarded under the new law that Sen. Susan Collins supported.

Julie McDonald

North Yarmouth