AUGUSTA – Maine Citizens Coalition has joined other organizations in fighting for a better budget deal that includes welfare reform, spending cuts, and tax relief. Maine Citizens Coalition is a conservative nonprofit committed to promoting founding constitutional principles and limiting the size and scope of government.
“The current Senate backed budget proposal in Augusta does not address the concerns of the thousands of Mainers that we have talked to over the last two years. Welfare reform and tax relief are clearly major issues for most Mainers and any budget that comes out of Augusta needs to address these concerns.” said Dennis Keschl, Executive Director of Maine Citizens Coalition.
“A budget is about priorities and principles. The current Senate supported proposed budget continues to provide benefits to illegal aliens over the needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens…those who are disabled and cannot provide for themselves. It also fails to offer income tax relief to all Mainers. This is not acceptable!” said Dennis Keschl.
Maine people are growing tired of the continuing rhetoric about class warfare put out by the left wing of the Democrat Party and its unwillingness to reform welfare exemplified by its continued push to provide benefits to those able-bodied adults who can work, but won’t.
Democrats continue to say that the Governor is giving a tax cut to the wealthy…while their priority is to give relief to the middle class. This is a false choice. The state budget should be about providing all Mainers with a brighter future. Since taking office, Governor LePage has worked hard to do just that…and his ideas are working, despite strong Democratic opposition.
Maine Citizens Coalition will continue to urge legislators to fight for a better budget deal. We also strongly support the “gang of 68” in the House Republican Caucus, and wish them the best of luck in the effort to fight for smaller government.
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