Paul Richard LePage (born October 9, 1948) is an American businessman and Republican Party politician who has served as the 74th Governor of Maine since 2011.
Governor Lepage was able to squeak past Democrat Mike Michaud in 2014 when Democrats stayed home to protest the way their party caved to conservative interests and distanced themselves from the President, and the results will spell disaster for the Pine Tree State for years to come.
Governor Lepage: No ‘Prepared Foods’ On SNAP, Like Spaghetti Sauce, Pickles and Deli Meat
Maine Governor Paul Lepage is on another LeRampage against the poor. Well known as a crass corporate puppet who keeps dangling the shiny object of poor-shaming in front of the ignorant in order to keep the focus from his lack of performance and handouts to the wealthy, LePage is again hitting the poor in the face with restrictions and allegations of welfare and food stamp fraud.
His past LeRampages have ended with some of the most insulting public poor-shaming in the nation. He’s said that the 32,000 unemployed Mainers are that way because they’re lazy, and that welfare recipients in Maine are too busy getting high to look for jobs.
LePage ranks 45th in the country in job creation. His tax policies are nothing but a slap in the face to average Mainers, and gifts to wealthy donors. He has refused to expand Medicaid, leaving tens of thousands of Mainers in the “Medicaid Gap” between being eligible for assistance and federal
Here’s a dose of reality, Governor Lepage: Poor people can’t afford to eat healthy. They survive on Top Ramen, Kraft Mac n Cheese and Banquet Salisbury steaks, and they still run out of benefits far before the end of the month.
Unless we provide fresh vegetables and fruit to poor people in this country