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Republican Governor Vetoes Democracy


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The voters of Maine have actually CONTINUOUSLY chosen a Medicaid expansion but their Republican guv states no. John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Ron Placone, the hosts of The Young Turks, inform you why freedom is broken in Maine. Tell us just what you think in the remark section below. Sign up with TYT:

" Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) stated Wednesday his administration will not broaden Medicaid until the state locates a way to spend for it, a day after voters authorized a tally measure to widen the program.

" Credit report firms are forecasting that this fiscally untrustworthy Medicaid development will be ruinous to Maine's budget," LePage said in a declaration.

" For that reason, my administration will certainly not carry out Medicaid development up until it has actually been totally moneyed by the Legislature at the degrees [the Division of Health And Wellness and Person Solutions] has actually calculated, and also I will not support raising taxes on Maine families, raiding the nest egg or lowering services to our senior or disabled."

Maine voters on Tuesday approved a ballot step requiring the state to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare, the initial state to do so with a vote.

LePage, that is term-limited out of office next year, has formerly vetoed 5 Medicaid expansion bills gone by the state's legislature, arguing that such a step would certainly be tragic for the state's economic situation.

Maine's House Speaker Sara Gideon (D) stated in a statement that the legislature would carry out the Medicaid expansion procedure, and also will certainly combat the guv if he attempts to interfere.

" The legislature will move swiftly to fund Medicaid growth as required by regulation. The guv and also DHHS commissioner will implement its needs as well, as they are bound to do," Gideon claimed."

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  1. Posted by Kazi Tejwar, at Reply

    How does Maine a blue progressive state elect a dotard hard right winged Governor?

    • Posted by scott bryant, at Reply

      Kazi Tejwar the vote got split between him a Dem and a independent

    • Posted by Jesterakaozman, at Reply

      He would have been removed but two popular Democrats ran during the last Governor election cycle and they split the vote. He only garnered (I think but it’s been awhile) less than 35% of the vote and would have lost. It was the impetus behind the ranked choice voting initiative that passed in the state. The initiative was stalled because he knows it’ll be much more difficult for a republican to get elected because Maine is a blue state.

    • Posted by RedroomStudios, at Reply

      oh man… that is how we here in Canada ended up with 10 years of Conservative government. 2 progressive parties split the vote leaving the Conservatives the largest percentage but only 39% of popular vote.

    • Posted by vick3d, at Reply

      RedroomStudios, that’s fairly common in some countries. Merkel has been head of government for a decade, longer than Putin, and her party never got more than 35% of the vote.

  2. Posted by Michael Boyd, at Reply

    Republicans are anti Democracy!!!

    • Posted by Stephen Paddock, at Reply

      Sure if you say so. I bet you never studied how communism is ushered in. Useful idiot. Your people.

    • Posted by I C Clouds, at Reply

      Stephen Paddock

      No one is advocating for communism you moron ever heard of a mixed economy economics 101

  3. Posted by rocky19421, at Reply

    Entirely predictable from this megadouche…..

  4. Posted by downphoenix, at Reply

    So the next ballot initiative is to recall this guy, right?

    • Posted by Matthew D'Ambrosio, at Reply

      In case you didn’t know, he is EXTREMELY unpopular. He acted and talked like Trump in 2010 and only won with 37% of the vote because Maine has a very strong independent presence. When he won again by plurality in 2014, Mainers put up a ranked choice voting initiative–which John talked briefly.

  5. Posted by g br, at Reply

    They have 1.7 billion to hand to super rich, but not to save American lives in Maine through healthcare? Seriously? So we can confirm they are placing rich tax cuts over American lives.

    • Posted by metube, at Reply

      conservativeism is a death cult

    • Posted by Dalton Bedore, at Reply

      status quo

  6. Posted by Bobinsf, at Reply

    Recall him

  7. Posted by John W, at Reply

    republicans hate democracy, apparently.

    • Posted by Jordan Thomas, at Reply

      That wasn’t apparent from the time they used gerrymandering and voter suppression to put a con artist with ties to a foreign adversary that manipulated our electoral process into the White House in-spite of his historic popular loss? I think they’ve made their stance on *dem* ocracy quite clear, they’ll have no part of it.

    • Posted by Jordan Thomas, at Reply

      Rhythmicons True. All politicians hate having to be beholden to the masses for their power. But only ONE of our major parties is actively doing things to change that at the moment.

    • Posted by Nalidus, at Reply

      Republicans are completely Anti-American.

    • Posted by Rhythmicons, at Reply

      Jordan, a few things, in reverse order. BOTH PARTIES are guilty of facilitating an oligarchy. Don’t be blinded to the dems. Keep in mind that in the Democratic primaries last time, the DNC did things such as reduced the number of voting sites, closed the polls early, and various other things. Then they completely screwed Bernie. They are already making moves to do the same thing again.  They have been in the center since the 70’s when the Democratic Leadership Council posited Al Gore and Clinton. So I have to disagree with you that they are not guilty of subversion of our democracy. They are very loyal to their donors, and even Obama nominated Merrick Garland, a citizen United crony.  But to your first comment, I don’t think Trump’s election was illegitimate but the gerrymandering is what got them House and Senate gains. 
      But look, the history of democracy has ALWAYS been rife with the fears of the propertyless masses coming to power and redistributing the property of the wealthy. That’s why Sanders gets so much push-back from Democrats.

    • Posted by Info Illness, at Reply

      Hey since when has politics in this country been about democracy or the people’s wishes…

  8. Posted by John W, at Reply

    Save America. Never vote for a republican.

  9. Posted by JD Tremblay, at Reply

    Wow this guy should go to prison.

    • Posted by Big Red, at Reply

      JD Tremblay Hey dumb azz we in CA voted against gay marriage and our state refused to defend our vote.

  10. Posted by caseyflorida, at Reply

    The Governor of Maine is behaving like a dictator.

    • Posted by Drunk Logic, at Reply

      caseyflorida he’s the first dictator of Maine

  11. Posted by MiSt 526, at Reply

    Voters of Maine should build a Guillotine in a public place to remind the Governor what happens to leaders that disregard the welfare of the people

    • Posted by Kelli Barnhouse, at Reply

      MiSt 526 : I think His time ad Governor is going to be short! Tje ciitzens of our country are fi ially realizing that they have to be more proactive in there city, county, and states policies or they will be run over!

  12. Posted by Drunk Logic, at Reply

    Dictator Le Page .

  13. Posted by Kevin Turcotte, at Reply

    I’m from Maine, and this isn’t the first time he’s done this. Last year, we voted to legalize marijuana and actually allow sales. He and our leaders in the capital keep stalling and changing what we voted for simply because they don’t want it to be legal. They’ve proven that our votes do not count and are merely suggestions that they can disregard if they wish

    • Posted by Kevin Turcotte, at Reply

      Luckily we vote for a new governor next year, and he isn’t eligible to run again (At least not next year)

    • Posted by adam perkins, at Reply

      So I take it he will be out of a job next year

    • Posted by Dallas Smith, at Reply

      What size shirt does he wear? Play close attention to the NECK size 😉

    • Posted by Richard Atkins, at Reply

      Make him resign

    • Posted by Richard Atkins, at Reply

      Really make it a goal and make him resign! Believe you might have a lot of help,!

  14. Posted by chickendinner2012, at Reply

    Ranked Choice Voting and Medicaid Expansion were both voted for! Why is this Governor anti-Democracy!

    • Posted by Mutex50, at Reply

      Rank choice voting was bad for voting reform from the start. Maine’s constitution says that the winner must be determine by whoever has the plurality of votes. Approval voting advocates pointed this out, but we were ignored. Approval voting also would have been consistent with the constitution.

    • Posted by BLAIR M Schirmer, at Reply

      Why isn’t this Governor under arrest?

  15. Posted by Colonel 100, at Reply

    republicans only want to help american lives by…..

    ….thoughts and prayer because its free

  16. Posted by Marc Touss, at Reply

    wow.. a governor even worse than chris christie.. that’s pretty hard to find..