The Maine People’s Alliance is at it again.
They have announced they want to raise taxes by 1.9% surtax on incomes over $127,000 and a 3.8% surtax on dividends to fund in-home care for 30,000 Maine people.
Sounds noble, right? WRONG
This is just another, drive-us-off-a-cliff effort by the most poisonous group of activists in Maine. If there is a bad idea, they will not only adopt it, but attempt to use Maine very easy referendum process to ram it down the throats of Maine people at the ballot box by only telling one side of the story – their side which is, of course, the wrong side.
Medicare and Medicaid both have similar in-home care programs and there is no question, there is a great need to help people with illness remain in their homes. It is an emotional argument, but that argument refuses to acknowledge several basic facts, the biggest of which is Maine people are over-taxed and stretch too far in their own personal budgets.
Their drive to collect 61,000 plus signatures needs to fail – Refuse this yet-another-effort by the MPA to drive Maine’s economy and its taxpayers into a ditch.