Health Care Reform; More on Maine Question 1 …

by on October 16, 2009

To the Editor:

It is absolutely disgusting that the insurance companies have grown so fiendishly greedy. Their motto should be: “a greenback at any cost — even if it means your soul.”

It’s time for people to stand up and be counted. Let your elected representatives know that you support a public option. The congressman from Florida has it right “don’t get sick, and if you do die quickly.” This attitude by the insurance companies must be changed by any means possible.

Francisco Martinez

To the Editor:

Thanks, Paul, for taking the time to come to our state and fight the good fight. As I was getting ready this morning to head off to the office, I heard on the news that a new poll shows that 51% of registered voters in Maine plan on voting “no” on 1 and that 41% plan on voting “yes.” The 8% undecided are important, and so efforts by you and the many others in the state will help tremendously.

I also think that the gay marriage initiatives that have successfully swept through all of New England (except Rhode Island) have made an impact on the folks here as well. After all, none of the others states in the region went to hell in a hand basket for passing gay marriage.

I have lived in Maine for over 5 years now, and have come to realize that the folks that live in this state are mostly open-minded and do not like it when there are inequalities for any segment of the population. There is a view that people should live their lives as they see fit without interference from others.

I am very hopeful that “no on 1” will succeed but we still have 19 days to go, and we must all do our part to make sure that the momentum built continues to the end.


Walter Andrzejewski
Maine resident

To the Editor:

Why don’t you stay in California, and let Maine people take care of themselves? And some people try to say there’s no “gay agenda.” Bullshit.


To the Editor:

Thanks for all your hard work, Paul. Will the Portland Archdiocese be sued or fined for obviously ignoring the “separation of church and state?”

Terrrie Frye
San Francisco

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