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The ‘train-wreck’ that signed up 9.5 million

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Ethan: Now that Obamacare exceeded its goal of 7 million signups by April 1, are you ready to concede a small modicum of success to this program and stop calling it a “train wreck”? Phil: Forcing people to buy a product and having it declared constitutional because it was interpreted as a tax, something the […]

Are LePage’s welfare reforms unconstitutional, unenforceable and unethical?

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Ethan: What is up with you Republicans and welfare? You spend more time trying to make it harder for people to get support in hard times than you do reducing the causes of poverty. Phil: You support people on welfare spending their money at casinos and strip clubs? Ethan: If you actually had some evidence […]

LePage says he wants more welfare?

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Phil: Google. Amazon. Nike. Ethan: Let me guess. You are checking investments for your clients? Phil: Teslar. General Electric. IBM. Ethan: You are trying to memorize the 30 stocks of the Dow? Phil: Southwest Airlines. Boeing. Lockheed Martin. Ethan: You want to buy an airplane for your wife? Phil: Costco. Cisco. Campbell Soup. Caterpillar. Ethan: […]

Is Michaud’s plan an economic boon or unaffordable Lamborghini?

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Ethan: Did you see Democrat Mike Michaud’s “Maine Made” plan to strengthen Maine’s economy and grow jobs? Phil: I did. Good to see that all three candidates for governor have published material, so political analysts like us have something to read during these freezing days of February. Ethan: Freezing days of February? I’m in California, […]

Can someone please explain how Democrats think?

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Phil: Can you explain to me how Democrats think? Ethan: I’ve been waiting for you to ask that question for five years! It all started with Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican Party which ultimately became the Democratic Party… Phil: Let me be more clear and move you to a bit more modern times. Didn’t President […]

Is LePage taking the Republican Party back to the 1990s?

Ethan: So, your boy gave quite a speech on Tuesday night. War on drugs. Tax caps. Union bashing. It sounds like the Republican Party has decided to refight the lost battles of the 1990s. Phil: Didn’t you mean to say: compassion for drug-affected newborns, limits on government and the right to choose if you want […]