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    December 18, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 18, 2010Arguments for bear baiting miss target

    The Dec. 3 Maine Voices column by Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesman Travis Barrett, excusing Maine bear hunting, is as full of holes as the 300th bear he imagines goes unrecovered (“Bear hunting in Maine remains a sport in all its forms”). Barrett offers a new spin of cherry-picked language from “hands on” bear […]

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    December 17, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 17, 2010WikiLeaks revealed things we need to know

    The WikiLeaks disclosures literally speak volumes about “official” government positions and policies, versus actual government practices. Whether the United States says one thing and then does another, or simply admits to nothing that it does, the lofty and noble-sounding propaganda gloss that the government covers itself in is at complete odds with reality. Worse, the […]

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    December 16, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 16, 2010: Benefits of rules can outweigh costs

    It was recently reported that Gov.-elect Paul Le Page had called on industry and business leaders to help his transition team identify regulations that hinder economic development in Maine. On the surface it would appear that reducing the burden of regulation on industry is a worthwhile goal. But is important to recognize that regulations that […]

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    December 16, 2010
    Bill Clinton

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 16, 2010: Era of big government is unaffordable

    The number of people writing letters to the editor wanting to see tax rates on their fellow citizens rise is stunning. It appears to me that most of these people think that the money belongs to the government, not the people that earned it. There are several lessons these people need to learn. First, the […]

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    December 15, 2010
    Mitch McConnell, Rohit Kumar

    Letters to the Editor: Taxes, jobless benefits hot topics

    Once again the voters have screwed up. We keep putting politicians in office instead of people who will represent us. The politicos know this, so they sit back and continue to play bully in the sandbox while we the non-millionaires continue to get buried. Anyone who believes that millionaires need a tax break or that […]

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    December 14, 2010
    Paul LePage, Sawin Millett

    Letters to the Editor, Dec. 14, 2010Maine should not join lawsuit against health care reform

    Let me get this straight. Gov.-elect Paul LePage has asked incoming Attorney General William Schneider to join one of the lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare for some of you). The rationale for doing so is that the individual mandate portion of that law (effective in 2014 )is unconstitutional. In articulating that position, LePage’s […]

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    December 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 13, 2010’Oz’ awakened desire to see the world

    Thanks for the memories, Avery! (“You can see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on the big screen at the State Theatre’s 1930s Night,” Dec. 2, by Avery Yale Kamila). Way back in 1939 when I was 10 years old my mother gave me a quarter because I had been such a good girl, so I could […]

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    December 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 12, 2010: Readers respond to road costs

    In regards to Maine’s high cost of road maintenance (“On the Roads Again,” Nov. 28) there is one simple, obvious solution: Sell the contract, equipment and other assets to Cianbro Corp. Allow this Maine-based, nationally recognized company manage our entire road system with the care, respect and efficiency that they apply to all of their […]

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    December 11, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 11, 2010Medicare needs more than a Band-Aid

    I was pleased to see both the House and Senate recently approved a one-month patch to keep Medicare paying physicians at their current rate. However, this is just a patch. I hope that our congressional delegates will work for a longer solution so that our seniors can have peace of mind knowing their doctors won’t […]

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    December 11, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 11, 2010Tax cuts stir deep feelings

    I would like to express my disappointment with President George W. Bush’s choice to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy at a time when our country and its economy were burdened with the cost of the Iraq war. I believe this directly contributed to the collapse of our economic system. Because of the economic […]

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