Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: 25% for You- 75% for Public-Private Hegemony in Maine's Put ME to Work Bill
Maine's latest job creation program,Put ME to Work, lauds the virtues of the public-private hegemony as it ups the requirements for recieving corporate welfare benefits parsed in the new terminology of "high compensation" to replace the former "above average income- all to be finnaced by labor and businesses in the bottom half of the economy ! and all for the "public benefit" or so we are told !
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Very Significantly Different ! - The Public Benefit Corporation and the Benefit Corporation.
Public Benefit Corporations and Benefit Corporations could easily be mistaken for one and the same thing but they are completely different. In this post I examine Wikipedia's pages on each type of corporation and discover that the verification links identifying states that have passed Benefit Corporation legislation are not what they appear to be. The similarity between the names of two very different philosophies behind each type of legislation is just another act in the slippery art of political linguistics.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: New Markets Tax Credit Program To Be Distributed to MRRA- High Paid Hotbed of Corporate Welfare !
Now that the Cate Street Scandal, costing Maine Taxpayers 76 million dollars is fading from the news cycle, the Maine legislature is already talking about increasing by 100% the limit for this transfer of wealth from tax payers pockets to corporate bank accounts and to distribute that wealth not to the low income high unemplyment areas but to unconstitutionally state governed municipalities located at former military zones which are hotbeds for Maine's corporate welfare system creating the highest paid workers in the state at a continually escalating rate !
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Cate Street Capital- Legal Fraud Staus Checks Out -Here's How it Happened !
I am correcting my earlier assesment on this statute as I found the New Markets Tax Credit fully embedded in an amendment to teh bill that The House and Senate Voted on. That means, that although it seems compromising to put a statute into a budget with many other items, it is true that the House and Senate voted on it. The reason why the bill of the same name as the statute died is because the bill was inserted into the budget and so instead of going by the name of the statute, it goes by the name of the budget/
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Cate Street Capital - A Legal Faud: By What Rule of Law?
The media tells us that the Cate Street debacle is a "legal fraud" on the Maine Taxpayers indebting them to the tune of 76 million dollars. The main stream story is that the statute on which the taxpayer debt is premised was enacted during a budget meeting and that when the House and Senate approved of the budget, they also enacted the statute. Research comes up with two separate bill status for LD 1043 (HP 778) - One that states that it was enacted and signed byThe Governor.The bill text includes a summary for the New Markets Tax Credit statute. The other bill status records the vote for the House and Senate. The text for that bill status makes no mention of the New Markets tax credit.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Statute Enacted By Maine's Budget Committee Basis for "Legal Fraud" Foisted on TaxPayers !
"Legal Fraud" reported by the Maine medai as rsulting in the Maine taxpayers owing shsyters $91 million dollars is premised in a statute enacted not by a vote by both legislative houses- but by the budget committing inserting a nearly identical statute into the Maine budget. As reported by an FOA response received from Maine legislative library- this statute resulting in a huge burden on Maine taxpayers was enacted by teh budget committee which now wants to double the limit for teh New Markets Refundable Tax Credit.
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Rule Changes proposed by Lepage Threaten Private Property Rights in Maine
Maine Governor LePage is sponsoring an act to limit the authority of the State Attorney General over state agency rule making processes. The act also includes a new rule that says statutory law can over write the constitutional protection of private property rights, underscoring why we need an Attorney General with concern for our constitution to reign in politicians