That's Really Bad: Idiot Thug Governor Makes Up Insulting Claptrap About Half the People In His Hard-Working State

That's Really Bad: Idiot Thug Governor Makes Up Insulting Claptrap About Half the People In His Hard-Working State

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Abby Zimet

Maine has a 47% unemployment rate? Oh, that figures…this is the same state that was so infected by evil, business-eating unions that they painted a murals of union strikes in the lobbies of Maine Labor Department Offices, and named conference rooms after prominent union leaders. Of COURSE 47% of Mainers are unemployed.

Actually…wait. Maine’s unemployment rate is about 7.3% now, and was about 4.5% right before Bush’s recession crashed its economy. Matter of fact, about 65% of people aged 15 years or older are working or actively seeking work, and all but about 1% of those are disabled or retired. And, yet…we get this:

- See more at: http://aattp.org/lying-teabagger-gov-lepage-says-47-percent-able-bodied-...

Maine has a 47% unemployment rate? Oh, that figures…this is the same state that was so infected by evil, business-eating unions that they painted a murals of union strikes in the lobbies of Maine Labor Department Offices, and named conference rooms after prominent union leaders. Of COURSE 47% of Mainers are unemployed.

Actually…wait. Maine’s unemployment rate is about 7.3% now, and was about 4.5% right before Bush’s recession crashed its economy. Matter of fact, about 65% of people aged 15 years or older are working or actively seeking work, and all but about 1% of those are disabled or retired. And, yet…we get this:

- See more at: http://aattp.org/lying-teabagger-gov-lepage-says-47-percent-able-bodied-...

 

Incomprehensibly following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney's famous success, Tea Party goon and so-called governor of Maine Paul LePage last week claimed that 47% of able-bodied Mainers - a people who have historically worked harder, longer and more dangerously than most in the state's mills, woods, quarries and oceans, as depicted in the fabulous labor mural this same cracker memorably removed from the Department of Labor because it looked so, umm, labor-ish - are slackers and moochers who don't work. How terrible, one might say. And what a load of ill-informed crap. Maine's unemployment rate is currently about 7%, up slightly from before Bush's cronies crashed the economy; an estimated 1.1% of those are willingly not working. About 65% of Mainers over 15 work ; the rest are retired, disabled, going to school or caring for children. Lest we forget: In a state that deserves so much better, LePage is our woeful anomaly, our mathematical happenstance, a clown who squeaked into power in a three-way race with two other candidates who actually knew what they were doing and got 61% of the vote. Here's what's scary: It could happen again. Two good guys, independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Mike Michaud, now say they plan to run against the wildly unpopular LePage. We can only hope one will decide, for the greater good, not to, so we can return LePage to the ignorant and unemployed wilderness from which he sprang. Let him eat his own words, and gag on them.

About 47% of able-bodied people in the state of Maine don’t work,” said LePage.

On the recording you can hear a member of the audience ask “what?” LePage repeats himself: “About 47%. It’s really bad.”

That does sound bad, Mr. Governor LePage! But how can it possibly be true? Isn’t your state full of white people? Everybody knows white people do not steal welfare benefits. They “find” them!

Of course, LePage’s wild statistic is what some people would call “not true,” according to the godless commie liebruls at the Bangor Daily News, who claim that actually Maine does NOT have almost half of its adult population lying on their couches smoking meth all day, seeing as how it is not in the South.

Of course, if Paul LePage actually thinks that fully half of his state’s population is mopping up its lobster with caviar on the state’s dime, it makes a lot of sense that he spent $700 thousand dollars on new welfare fraud inspectors to catch what turned out to be a possible 45 cases of fraud.

Also, LePage has been beating this drum for over a year now, and the people of Maine just keep getting shiftlesser! That is just bad leadership, Paul LePage. You should probably be inpeached.

[BangorDailyNews, via RawStory]

Read more at http://wonkette.com/532286/maine-governor-paul-lepage-sure-wishes-entire-state-wasnt-filled-with-lazy-unemployed-human-garbage#9CzvkR10wsRHrUDR.99

About 47% of able-bodied people in the state of Maine don’t work,” said LePage.

On the recording you can hear a member of the audience ask “what?” LePage repeats himself: “About 47%. It’s really bad.”

That does sound bad, Mr. Governor LePage! But how can it possibly be true? Isn’t your state full of white people? Everybody knows white people do not steal welfare benefits. They “find” them!

Of course, LePage’s wild statistic is what some people would call “not true,” according to the godless commie liebruls at the Bangor Daily News, who claim that actually Maine does NOT have almost half of its adult population lying on their couches smoking meth all day, seeing as how it is not in the South.

Of course, if Paul LePage actually thinks that fully half of his state’s population is mopping up its lobster with caviar on the state’s dime, it makes a lot of sense that he spent $700 thousand dollars on new welfare fraud inspectors to catch what turned out to be a possible 45 cases of fraud.

Also, LePage has been beating this drum for over a year now, and the people of Maine just keep getting shiftlesser! That is just bad leadership, Paul LePage. You should probably be inpeached.

[BangorDailyNews, via RawStory]

Read more at http://wonkette.com/532286/maine-governor-paul-lepage-sure-wishes-entire-state-wasnt-filled-with-lazy-unemployed-human-garbage#9CzvkR10wsRHrUDR.99

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