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Qtec
07-29-2011, 04:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Maine Gov. Paul LePage and pasted his regulatory agenda from lobbyist wishlists.</span>

Having state legislators from across the country drafting legislation in close cooperation with corporate sponsors seemed bad enough. But Maine Gov. Paul LePage has gone ALEC one better. He just copied and pasted his regulatory agenda from lobbyist wishlists.

Maine's Freedom of Access law enabled the Portland Phoenix to obtain documents which:

confirm the central role of Preti Flaherty and Pierce Atwood, whose proposals on behalf of their clients were often literally cut and pasted into the governor's infamous "Phase I" regulatory reform agenda. The two Portland-based firms wrote at least 28 of the 50 environmental rollbacks the governor's office submitted to the legislature in January, some of which have since been enacted into law. (Four other rollbacks were borrowed from a white paper created by a transition subcommittee chaired by Pinza.)

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<span style='font-size: 17pt'>In most cases, language from the industry and lobbyist's memos was copied word-for-word into LePage's reform proposal, </span>suggesting the governor and his staff made little effort to analyze or shape policies themselves.

And it wasn't just the environment:

<span style="color: #000099">These include rolling back Maine's civil rights and wage and tip sharing laws to weaker federal standards (proposed by Portland restaurateur STEVE DIMILLO); repealing the ban on the use of strikebreakers and eliminating unemployment benefits for strikers (proposed by Pinza's subcommittee); weakening child labor laws (MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION); privatizing Department of Environmental Protection field investigations (Preti Flaherty); directing the Bureau of Insurance to ease oversight over insurance rates (MAINE ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS) and the Maine Housing Authority to move away from green construction (contractor NICKERSON & O'DAY); and considering Maine's withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (PIERCE ATWOOD on behalf of the paper industry).</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>There's more, and it's nauseating.</span>

In contrast to the likes of Scott Walker, John Kasich and Rick ScottóRepublican governors who have clear personal engagement with their extremist agendasóLePage is almost buffoonish, a weapon rather than a warrior in the corporate war on the environment and workers. But the damage to a state is the same, regardless of whether the governor came up with the ideas himself or just cut and pasted them as directed by his corporate masters. </div></div>

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LWW
07-29-2011, 05:50 AM
Shameful.

I'm sure you will also denounce the Obama regime for the same thing?

What's that?

That's different?

You would never dare to denounce an act of dear leader or the regime?

I know.

Qtec
07-29-2011, 06:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Shameful. </div></div>

Is that it?
You said you were a TeaParty guy.
Here we have special interests writing their own legislation and having it passed word for word by Republicans?




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Gayle in MD
07-29-2011, 06:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Maine Gov. Paul LePage and pasted his regulatory agenda from lobbyist wishlists.</span>

Having state legislators from across the country drafting legislation in close cooperation with corporate sponsors seemed bad enough. But Maine Gov. Paul LePage has gone ALEC one better. He just copied and pasted his regulatory agenda from lobbyist wishlists.

Maine's Freedom of Access law enabled the Portland Phoenix to obtain documents which:

confirm the central role of Preti Flaherty and Pierce Atwood, whose proposals on behalf of their clients were often literally cut and pasted into the governor's infamous "Phase I" regulatory reform agenda. The two Portland-based firms wrote at least 28 of the 50 environmental rollbacks the governor's office submitted to the legislature in January, some of which have since been enacted into law. (Four other rollbacks were borrowed from a white paper created by a transition subcommittee chaired by Pinza.)

[...]

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>In most cases, language from the industry and lobbyist's memos was copied word-for-word into LePage's reform proposal, </span>suggesting the governor and his staff made little effort to analyze or shape policies themselves.

And it wasn't just the environment:

<span style="color: #000099">These include rolling back Maine's civil rights and wage and tip sharing laws to weaker federal standards (proposed by Portland restaurateur STEVE DIMILLO); repealing the ban on the use of strikebreakers and eliminating unemployment benefits for strikers (proposed by Pinza's subcommittee); weakening child labor laws (MAINE INNKEEPERS ASSOCIATION); privatizing Department of Environmental Protection field investigations (Preti Flaherty); directing the Bureau of Insurance to ease oversight over insurance rates (MAINE ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS) and the Maine Housing Authority to move away from green construction (contractor NICKERSON & O'DAY); and considering Maine's withdrawal from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (PIERCE ATWOOD on behalf of the paper industry).</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>There's more, and it's nauseating.</span>

In contrast to the likes of Scott Walker, John Kasich and Rick ScottóRepublican governors who have clear personal engagement with their extremist agendasóLePage is almost buffoonish, a weapon rather than a warrior in the corporate war on the environment and workers. But the damage to a state is the same, regardless of whether the governor came up with the ideas himself or just cut and pasted them as directed by his corporate masters. </div></div>

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When I say a vote for Repiglicans is a vote for cancer, It's no joke.

Repiglicans, beginning with Bush et alol, have been chipping away at environmental protections for over a decade.

Now, they are trying to do away with the EPA entirely.

What can you say about a Party of Pigs who yap about our children's futures, while pushing to allow more filth in our air, food and water? The fact is that more children are born with serious health issues, strictly due to the impact of pollution, and as weloll, more of them suffering from asthma as a way of life.

This is why I call them Repiglicans. The name suits their corruptiont and negligence.

If they really cared abut our children, why would they suck up to the Lobbyists of the polluting pigs, and cut food and education, while giving away billions in subsidies to the polluters.

And those who vote for them call themselves "Christians"!

What a crock!

G.

LWW
07-29-2011, 09:22 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Shameful. </div></div>

Is that it?
You said you were a TeaParty guy.




Q </div></div>

I am, he obviously isn't.

Please excuse me for not being pimped so easily by politicians as the typical Obamatron is.

You fixate on what lie they tell you.

I concentrate on what they actually do.