PORTLAND – PORTLAND – While speaking in front of the Informed Women's Network, Governor Paul LePage made another startling comment about Maine workers and people.
At the event Governor LePage claimed “About 47% of able-bodied people in the state of Maine don’t work.”
This comment is just another misleading and questionable remark made by LePage at the event. His comments have been detailed by "The Tipping Point" blog on the Bangor Daily News website.
In addition, the governor has a history of making misleading or bullying comments about Maine workers. Earlier this year Governor LePage insulted Maine loggers when he attacked Senator Troy Jackson, a logger from the Allagash, and claimed that, "People like Troy Jackson, they ought to go back in the woods and cut trees and let someone with a brain come down here and do some work."
In response to the governor's comments, Congressman Mike Michaud released the following statement:
“Those aren’t the Maine workers I know. I worked for 29 years at Great Northern Paper Company and I know that Maine workers are some of the hardest working in the world. They take pride in their work and they deserve a governor who will take pride in them. It’s time we have a governor who will lift Maine up and be a champion of this state, not put it down with misinformation and attacks.”