Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the maine State Constitution

Article IV, Part Third, Section 14 of the Maine State Constitution says:

Corporations shall be formed under general laws, and shall not be created by special Acts of the Legislature, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where the objects of the corporation cannot otherwise be attained, and, however formed , they shall forever be subject of the general laws of the state ( emphasis mine)

Quote from the legislative Charter for Brunswick Landing Maine's Center for Innovation : The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is established as a body corporate and politic and a public instrumentality of the State to carry out the purposes of this article. The authority is entrusted with acquiring and managing the properties within the geographic boundaries of Brunswick Naval Air Station. [2009, c. 641,
§1 (AMD).]
1. Powers. The authority is a public municipal corporation and may:D. Exercise the power of eminent domain; [2005, c. 599, §1 (NEW).]


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Iran Agreement- It's Not Over Until It's Over !

A layman's question to Congress: Reading carefully, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act contains three different sets of conditions. One of those conditions requires Congress to pass a resolution of approval of the agreement before actions can be taken on sanctions pursuant to the agreement. Will Congress declare that no sanction actions can be taken unless that condition is satisfied?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Registered By Proxy-The Trump Social Media News Network

Donald Trump has a long history of using disinformation to create the desired perception about himself, a technique he has used through his marketing career. This posts examines the domain registration of a handful of the social media "news" stories proliferating the internet in support of Donald Trump and attacking his enemies. I call this phenomenon headline journalism as the stories seldom support the claims made in the headline and seem calculated on most not reading the story but sharing the headline none the less and in the process distributing reams and reams of disinformation. Who needs the truth? That's for the politically correct ! The Donald and his true believers do not have time for being politically correct- instead they are all about manufacturing perceptions!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Anti-Establishmentarains Just Following Orders When They Add Megan Kelly to Targeted Politcal Enemies List !

The Donald is a powerful political force, issuing his commands to his political soldiers right from the debate floor- One hint from the Donald and before you know it Megan Kelly is added to the targeted list of politcal enemies and the anti-establishmentarians get to work with the full force of their unbounded creativity to bring MS Kelly down ! See examples of their work here!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Puppetmaster of the Anti-Establishmentarian Movement - A Professional Marketer in Entertainment Field

DCWHISPERS.COm publishes hearsay articles by an unidentified author which are then distributed across social media and very popular with the ant-establihmentarian movement. In this post I uncover the identity of the author of DCWHISPERS articles and the hidden puppet master of the anti-establishmentarians.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Ever Flexible Political Victimization Strategy Of The Anti-Establishment Right.

The anti-establishmentarians of the far right have an easy to apply campaign formula. One of the essential elements of their campaign strategy is to position themselves and their candidate as a victim of establishment bias. See here how they have brilliantly applied their victimization formula to Trumps positioning at center stage in the first Republican debate ! Priceless !

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Headline Politics - A Device For Disinformation Distribution

As more and more people gather their news facts by simply reading a headline on the internet - headlines have been an effective means of communicating disinformation

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Far Right Disinformation Campaign Takes Aim to Paint Jeb Bush as a Liberal.

In 2012 the far right had such great success with their disinformation mantra, "Romney = Obama" that they are running it again ! Just plug in the new name of the leading competetor and the new progressive candidate and you get "Jeb Bush = Hillary " ! read the latest news in the far right's campaign to reinvent the perception of Jeb Bush as a liberal. Politcs, after all is all about perception. The truth ? What difference does it make ?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries: Re-Constructing Andersen Design Ceramics For The Age of The Internet

Andersen Design's re-capitalization plan reaches back to the past of the American free enterprise system's boot strapping philosophy and marries it with Google's internet marketing strategies used by large online retailers !

Friday, July 3, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Taxation Without Representation: The Will To Secede in Caribou Maine

The rural part of the town Of Caribou Maine calls for secession. With one notable exception, Maine media bias rushes to the rescue of the tax payer subsidized urbanites in this local stand off on the Agenda Twenty One battleground

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Rhode Island Legislature Follows Maine's Lead in Support of Trans Pacific Trade Agreement

In 2013 The Maine Legislature passed a Resolution Affirming Maine's Friendship with The Republic Of China. In 2015 The Rhode Island Legislature followed suit . Thanks to Rhode island Governor Gina M. Raimondo for NOT signing the resolution !

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Maine Legislature and the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement

The Trans Pacific Trade Deal is in the news with much concern over provisions allowing companies to use secretive international tribunals to sue sovereign local governments when they pass pass public-interest policies . The same issue was raised in 2012 in a letter from the states signed by the Maine Legislature and yet in 2013 the Maine legislature passed a Resolution of Friendship between Maine and China which endorsed the Trans Pacific Trade Agreement. The Resolution was passed silently without coverage by the Maine media- with one exception from the fringes- this blog When the independent media is delivered as a singular voice and selectively reporting the news with a singular bias- that is the definition of propaganda- the antidote to propaganda is to have many voices of diverse opinions and perspectives. Please become a backer for my crowd-funder.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Public Support Needed for Independent Journalism in Maine

Update 1:23 PM- I took the leap of faith in myself and took the deal- biggest concern is spreading my self too thin which at this time in my life is particularly risky- but the deal and payment plan are the best I expect to find and this is the best time of year, cash flow wise to take this leap of faith and of course a very persistent sales person factored into the decision. Still it would be nice to see some public support in the form of a response to my call to action- that makes a world of difference. So expect to see less blog activity as my energy goes to this project- other than trying to get the public to support my project goal so that I can also become a Beacon Reader author. I can't do that one on my own- Becoming a Beacon Reader journalist depends on showing that the public is willing to support me through financial contributions - so Please consider extending your generosity in support of my project. I will let you know what I think of the iuniversal program in futu

Monday, June 29, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Confessions of A Blogger Writing In Her Pajama's - Well House Robe !

This is a crucial day in deciding to put a down payment down on the Iuniversal program for self publishers at a discount of 50%. Seeing public support for my mission is key . That is the most missed ingredient for me to make a decison. This is not just about Iuniversal but also about the Beacon Crowdfunder for Journalists . If I can reach my modest goal of $800.00 I can be a Beacon author and connect with that community as well. I can't do it without public support. Please become a backer on this crucual decision making day- READ MORE HERE !Mackenzie Andersen

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Maine Media Coverage of Government Economic Development Policies Fits the Definition Of Propaganda

In this post I make the case the the entire Maine media coverage of Maine's economic development policies meets the definition of propaganda- consistently for decades presenting, in unison, a singular point of view from the perspective of those who benefit, told in unison by a chorus of supposedly independent news media and in unison also omitting significant facts. My blog represents a different voice and is based in years of researching the history and when I report on current legislation- I start by reading that legislation- that is how I know that important details are being omitted by the Maine main stream media like a well orchestrated symphony. Tomorrow is the deadline for the 50% discount on iuniversal's self publishing program which would put me in contact with a much needed network of self publishing professionals. I need to make a down payment then. Please become one of my backers- if only in support of a free press in Maine that presents a diversity of opinions.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Day Three Of Crowdfunder- Weighing Conflicts of Interest

Day Three of Crowdfunder but only a couple of days away from the deadline for the 50% discount on iuniverse. A significant increase in backers would make it easier to decide what to do. If you believe the story I have been uncovering for the last six years needs to be p-art of our public dialogue- Please consider becoming a backer to make my decision easier.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: MISSION: To Connect Global Popular & Local Understanding

I am trying to raise funds for a special deal on ipublishing's self publisher program. This would connect me with a network of self publishing professionals who can help with my project at every level. The deadline for the 50% discount is Monday June 29, 2015. Please become a backer of my mission. All contributions give encouragement that is beyond measurement in mere dollars. It means you believe in my mission ! That means everything !

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Networking Essential For A Successful Crowdfunder And Developing Such A Network Is It's Purpose

This is my crowdfunder up date from yesterday before I got my first backer. I thank George Colby for his generous contribution, a person I know only from FaceBook where I post my blog posts. This post will go out to my Andersen Studio ( Now officially Andersen Design) pages. I know it is not ususal to mix business and politics but I would never have become involved in the research that I do had I not encountered the first evidence of what is going on behind the media presentations, at a business networking event where in I was trying to find funding for redoing Andersen Designs molds. The centralization of capitalization in the hands of a "public private relationship" which has access to the use of taxpayer money effects the ability of all businesses in Maine to attract capital. What ever size, if that business is not in the corporate welfare sector, that business has to compete with the corporate wellfare sector-on all levels- my space is up- Please consider backing project.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: A Lttle Help From My Freinds !

I have been researching Maine economic development statutes for over six years and have presented a view of the history, content, effect and purpose behind those statutes that you will not find elsewhere. For a while I have been thinking of writing a book. I have been offered a 50% discount for a self publishing program that will connect me with a community of self publishing professionals which can help me with every aspect of self publishing but I have to accept it by Monday, June 29 2015. My budget is tight and so I need a little help from my freinds to take advantage of this offer. Please support my ambition with whatever you can afford, however small or large. Click here to see how. Thank You, Mackenzie

Friday, June 19, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Fixing The Blame For the New Markets Tax Credit

The Maine Media and Political Culture do damage control for the New Markets Tax Credit scandal hoping to contain it before the revelations spread throughout the entire corproate welfare system and set their sites on out of states investors to whom to attach the entire blame for a scandal of their own making. What? Me? Responsible?! Your'e Kidding !

Friday, June 12, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The Annotated Jobs For Me Bill

This is the Third Part of A Blog Series which disects a bill being marketed as "Jobs for ME" which uses 75% of the funding provided by bonds, voted for by Maine voters and sold as "job creation" to finace the equipment needed to acquire the means of production in facilities which I argue are likely to be owned by Maine's public-private hegemony-with a little help from teh taxpayers ! Maine is being told that investment in the ownership of the means of production is needed for publicly funded job ttraining. Hidden behind the media and state's presentation of the "Quality Centers" is that the state corproations have provisions for ownership of intellectual property in their charters. Why does a state need such a right? Since when was the state in the business of developing intellectual ideas to be sold to a commercial market?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries: Honor Thy Father - Remembering Weston Neil Andersen

A photo journalism truibute to my Dad, Weston Neil Andersen, who suffered from a brain injury during his last five years, only adding another dimension of understanding about what went on inside the mind and heart of this lovely man. Dad died at the age of 93 on the last day of February 2013.

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

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Maine Media Reports LD991 New Markets Tax Credit Passed- FOA Response Says It Didn't !

In his otherwise well researched and informative article, Mr Whit Richardson continues to report that the ever more expensive scandal which costs are thrown on the backs of the Maine tax payers is a "legal fraud" - but I ask how legal can it be when the bill upon which the statute is based died in the Senate as is cofirmed by my own FOA request to the Maine Legislative Library. How can the Maine taxpayers owe these continually escalating sums to out of state shysters when our representatives never signed off on the deal ?- or if they did it is a very closely guarded secret to which even the Maine Legislative Library has no access !

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Mystery of the Missing Maine Senate Vote Passing New Markets Tax Credit

Can The Maine taxpayers owe out of state shyters 16 million dollars if New Markets Tax Credit was never voted upon by Maine Senate before it was published into law?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Maine Media Breaks It's Silence on The Refundable Tax Credit

In Whit Richardson's article in the Portland Press Herald, Payday At The Mill, the Maine media finally breaks its code of secrecy about refundable tax credits, which are the life blood of the state's corporate welfare system but no one seems to have noticed that although there is indeed a bill for the New Markets Tax Credit published in the Maine Statutes and dated 2011. the bill status says that the bill died on adjournment of June 259 2011.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Maine Media Breaks It's Silence on The Refundable Tax Credit

I have been saying for a long time that nothing will change in the state of Maine until there is a change in the Maine media. One of the subjects I have been writing about is the refundable tax credit and being frustrated by the fact that the Maine media not only does not explain to the public what a refundable tax credit is but doesn't even mention the fact that the tax credits that we hear about so often are refundable. Refundable tax credits are at the heart of this story of a carefully orchestrated legal theft of 16 million dollars from the Maine taxpayers. This was made possible by the Maine legislature which allowed the beneficiaries of a new program to write the program them selves, including the refundable tax credit which is ubiquitous through our Maine's unconstitutional corporate state's corporate welfare programs. Thanks to staff writer Whit Richardson of The Portland Press Herald for getting this story out there using a much larger microphone than my own

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Big Money, Redistributed Wealth and Legal Opacity Make For Happy Bed Fellows!

This is an update of a post written in 2013 in response to the Expanded and Improved Seed Capital Tax Credit unanimously passed by the Maine legislature amid a flurry of biased news coverage focusing almost exclusively on businesses that stand to get a cash infusion from the passage of the bill. No single bill is passed in isolation but is part of a larger and incremental strategy dating approximately back to the charter of the Maine Development Foundation Corporation serving as the foundation stone for the ever expanding corporation of Maine- a corporation that goes without an official name but is in fact an interlink web of state corporations all of which do have names. This post adds recent information expanding the historical context from past to present which sheds light on the true function of the Seed Capital Tax Credit and its role as a device for implementing special interest politics. This post is technical but a perfect example of "the devil is in the details"

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Bill Proposed to Include Town of Berwick, Maine in Pine Tree Zone Corporate Welfare Benefits

Representative Beth O'Connor is sponsoring a bill to include the town of Berwick, Maine as an area qualified to receive Maine's Pine Tree Zone Corporate Welfare benefits. When I joined the conversation and pointed out that there is something wrong with a picture where in there has to be special acts of legislation passed in order to include a specific town in Maine for a benefit which was originally created in 2003 for any area in the state of Maine that has high unemployment and low income. The Pine tree Zone statute was fundamentally transformed in 2009 amid minimal media coverage. The minimal media coverage reported that the Pine Tree Zone was being expanded to cover the entire state. If that was true why is Representative Beth O'Connor proposing a special act of legislation to include the town of Berwick in Pine Tree Zone benefits?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Andersen Studio Evolution Diaries: Andersen Design Seeks Slip casting Production Collaborator in Developing Prototype

Andersen Design of Maine has been designing and producing American slip cast ceramics since 1952. We have a large line of wildlife sculptures and functional forms which have maintained marketability over the decades establishing Andersen Design as a classic in their field. Andersen Design has traditionally used our own proprietary body and glazes. We will continue this tradition but are looking to develop another line based on standardized & widely available solutions applied to our classic line of functional forms. We are seeking another American slip casting company with whom we can collaborate in developing the prototype of our first product produced in this way.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Lepage Seeks Control of Legal Settlement Funds Over Standard & Poor's Credit Rating Practices

Governor Lepage of Maine is seeking control of legal settlement funds of the Standard & Poor 's credit rating practices. Suddenly a Governor notorious for disregarding the Maine Constitution is calling it repugnant to the Constitution that Attorney General Mills currently retains control over the distribution of the funds so coveted by LePage, the current CEO of post-constitutional Maine. Consistent with established history as examined in this blog post, If LePage succeeds in his power grab, the beneficiaries of the lawsuit are unlikely to be those harmed by Standard & Poor's practices but instead private individuals in the State's hegemonic public-private capital investor's club

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The China Connection

How the USA and Maine is being sold to the highest bidder- often China- through legislation presented to the public as "job creation" Includes a short history of Maine's fundamental transformation from a state to a corporation since 1969 when the people voted the Home Rule Amendment into the Constitution, only to be over written by statutes establishing the Maine development (Foundation) Corporation- which required an over run of Article IV Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution prohibiting the Maine legislature from chartering corporations to serve as instrumentalities of the state. Since the 1977 charter of the Maine development Corporation it has grown into an ever expanding network of state corporations that overshadows the Maine State Constitution as the Rule of Law followed by the Maine legislature and what ever administration holds power.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: A Credit Due to The Bangor Daily News

I recently wrote about the suppression of free speech conducted by the Maine main stream media. In all fairness, I now must give credit due to the Bangor Daily News, which has allowed an interesting debate to carry on. Read more here

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: The State of Maine and its Freedom of Speech Crisis

There is a controversy going on in the State of Maine over a Senator Willette expressing views about President Obama that some do not like. You might call it a Polite Society VS a Freedom Of Speech controversy but of course the Maine main stream media does not acknowledge that freedom of speech is part of the controversy. When I posted a expressing that freedom of Speech is in fact the larger issue, it was blocked by the Portland Press Herald but posted on Facebook. So here it is. Ironically by blocking my post about freedom of speech, the Portland Press herald reinforced the point I was making. If Senator Alfond thinks teh larger issue is how the rest of teh world views Maine's attitude toward immigrants- he might consider factoring in how immigrants might view Maine as an anti-freedom of speech state, which is what many immigrants come to the USA to escape.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: LePage Tax Reform in Context of Policy, Neitzsche and Niels Bohr

A discussion of the LePage Tax reform in the larger context of LePage's governing policies and the philosophical underpinnings of 19th and 20th century philosophy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Weston Neil Andersen 1922-2015

My beautiful Dad, Weston Neil Andersen, who established Andersen Design Ceramics in the 1950's died a few days ago. This is a post in remembrance of a remarkable human being and since it is on my blog about the Maine economic development statutes and what is hidden within those statutes and how it has affected the state in which my father established our own business, I am weaving the two threads into one. That is part of what I got from my father- everything is everything.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Mayor LePage on Baldacci Reducing Funding To Municipalities

Post shows video of Governor Lepage as Mayor Lepage rampaging Governor Baldacci for reducing funding to municipalities,which Governor Lepage now wants to eliminate entirely, supporting the theory which I hold to be true that the state of Maine, as now transformed into the Development Corporation of Maine seeks to eliminate local governing power in Maine and to remove the inhabitants of the state that pose obstacles to the corporations development ambitions.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: How the Maine Legislature Robbed the Department of Corrections to Fund Industry Partnerships

Governor LePage is deploring the Maine State Department of Corrections for unsound fiscal management due to a shortfall of $2500000.00 but in 2013 the state depleted the Department of Corrections budget of almost as much in order to fund the state's latests business investment program called Industry Partnerships. My comment pointing this out is once again scrubbed from the Bangor Daily News but not before I took this screen shot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Fascism (State Corporatism) Parsed in Kinder Gentler Terms

The image identifies public-provate relationships as hegemonic power. This post also correctly identifies that term as a kinder and gentler way of identifying the merger of corporations and state- which is the technical definition of fascism as explained with clarity by a sourced article by David G Mills

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: 2013 Maine Municipalities Warned to Tighten their Belts as Seed Capital Tax Credit Expands Eightfold

This updated post connects the dots between what is categorized as "reductions in revenue" which means socialism for the bottom and tax payer funded capital for the top of Maine's economy with its ever shrinking middle class. It shows funds are extracted from normal state operations to finance work force training for teh state's corporate grid, which is unconstitutional pursuant to Article Iv Part Third Section 14 of the Maine Constitution. As the state concentrates more power and wealth in its own corporation, LePage is claiming necessity demands that he takes the rug of municipal revenue sharing out from under Maine's local governments.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: 2013 Maine Municipalities Warned to Tighten their Belts as Seed Capital Tax Credit Expands Eightfold

This Post is largely taken from a time line I created of Maine state statutory history. It shows how in 2013 Governor Lepage of Maine started warning municipalities that they would have to tighten their belts because he was choosing to get rid of municipal revenue sharing to cover a $200 million budget gap. The same year the legislature passed an eight-fold increase in the Seed Capital Tax Credit which refunds up to 60% of private investments. In addition the legislature passed a bill to advance corporations tax credit for workers not yet hired and another bill to "temporarily" increase the sales tax. Now it is 2015 and Lepage's budget proposes eliminating municipal revenue sharing and increasing the sales tax, because he tells us, he is going to eliminate the income tax.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Discussion of LePage Budget Rages On Amid a Flurry Of Comments Being Scrubbed From The Net

This post which started out as a short story about the censorship of the voice of the governed in Maine politics, has been expanded to include further information and discussion about the budget proposed by the Lepage administration

Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Discussion of LePage Budget Rages On Amid a Flurry Of Comments Being Scrubbed From The Net

I wrote this blog about comments opposing the LePage budget being scrubbed from the internet. A few hours later I went to update it to find that my own blog post had been scrubbed from my own blog, but clearly not inadvertently through my own actions as the UPDATE function was still displaying. So I documented what was happening with screen shots and included them in my post about comments opposing Lepage's budget being scrubbed from the web- how post modern is that! Meanwhile it appears that my post no longer display on twitter using #mepolitcs and #maine. So much for free speech in the former state of Maine, which I contend has been transformed into the corporation of Maine through a series of statutory overwrites of the Maine State Constitution. So click and read while you can. If the link to the post says it does not exist try clicking on the HOME button- that seems to be more durable. And ask your self why my voice is so important to silence.