Governor Of Maine Claims Obamacare Created Gestapo
Maine Governor Paul LePage invoked Godwin’s Law in his weekly radio address. For those of you unfamiliar with this law, it is as follows:
“We the people have been told there is no choice,” he said. “You must buy health insurance or pay the new Gestapo — the IRS.”
While attempts to link presidents to Nazi philosophy has been done in the past, coming from the elected Governor of the State of Maine is a different matter altogether. Sure, you have had oddballs like Glenn Beck putting on his little song and dance, but they were media personalities, not elected to represent the people.
Since his remarks, Governor LePage has been called out. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant called the remarks “a bunch of nonsense.” He is one of many voices demanding an apology “to all of those who suffered at the hands of the real Gestapo.”
Governor LePage remains adamant in his position that Obamacare has made the nation less free, although has not been able to declare what it is less free than. It appears his viewpoint is that if it helps those who are not in the top 1% of wage earners, it removes freedom. He has joined other states in declaring that Maine shall reject the new provisions put into place to ensure equal and affordable healthcare access. By rejecting the improved Medicaid, and the insurance exchanges, he is setting up the pieces to ensure that his state falls behind the rest of the country, encumbered by overpriced insurance, underperforming healthcare services, further driving away the high technology businesses which his predecessors worked so hard to attract to the state.
Since taking office, LePage has been fighting to retain the high technology companies which have been the backbone of the state’s economy for decades. One of the strong motivators for gaining these was through Maine’s investment in its people, particularly through its top-notch public education system. But LePage has been threatening to cut or even eliminate the public educational system in order to push his anti-poor agenda. That he would again target the weakest among us again is unsurprising, but the real tragedy is that it is happening at all.
So, when discussing Governor LePage and his fight against the poor, against Medicaid, remember Godwin’s Law. As it was LePage who first fell afoul of it, his argument has been lost. The reason why he has lost is simple:
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