Letter: LePage for governor

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Maine desperately needs a proven and courageous leader to rescue us from its death spiral; that leader is Paul LePage. Reality has been denied for too long, and we can’t afford to hide the truth any longer.

Forbes magazine just released its report identifying “the best states for business and careers.” Tragically, Maine rates dead last of all the states. Even more troubling, we sank nine places, from 41st, in just the last year.

We’re ranked 47th in business costs; 48th in regulatory environment; 45th in economic climate; and 44th in growth prospects. This results from decades of single-party rule, an utter lack of fiscal sanity, and unchecked hostility towards business. The near permanent Democratic ruling class wants us to believe that more and more of their failed policies will now magically reverse the problems they created. They want us to trust that they will not be the same one-trick ponies they’ve always been.

Obviously, states compete against each other for economic growth, and young people seek opportunity where it flourishes. If you want a prosperous future for yourself, your family, and your friends, and want your children and grandchildren to build a life here in Maine, we must change, and we must do it now.

Nothing less than determined new leadership and a methodical reformation in how Maine is governed can turn things around. I am confident that Paul LePage is that leader. Join me in voting for him.

Joy Schaeffer