Letter: Beem talks well, should walk, too

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Weekly I grab a copy of The Forecaster to see upon what rant Edgar Allen Beem will embark. Beem rarely disappoints me and this week offered no exception. Here is a completely negative piece against Gov. LePage predicated upon Beem’s statement “profits before people,” as if this is a LePage creed.

Sir, profits are the universe of businesses and not the province of taxpayer-fed governments of any sort or size.

Since you view business and profits as evil, I nominate you to stand behind your words. Isn’t it time for Beem to take a vow of poverty and strip himself of all worldly goods? To truly commune with his brethren shouldn’t his obvious contradictions be donated to the cause? Why has he kept anything for himself?

Help the state balance the budget by donating your personal worth. If you are unwilling is it perhaps because you are not your brother’s keeper in the true sense?

Or is it that you subscribe to this Ayn Rand quote, “It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”

Yes, it is the Christmas season and a terrible time to expel people from the rolls of Maine health care. Sad that a dose of financial reality has caught anyone unprepared. Now you may step up and fill that void. Stand and be counted.

Bruce LeClaire