The Mills’ Administration’s out-of-control spending policies and dependence on federal money are a disaster for the State of Maine. This “one-time” money from Washington D.C. will dry up, our economy will shrink, Maine taxpayers will be left holding the bag, and more tax and fee increases from her Administration will follow.
The moment she took office, Mills’ reckless spending spree began. Her first state budget, prior to the pandemic, increased spending by $800 million dollars over the last proposed budget of the LePage Administration. After the pandemic hit, the Mills’ Administration proceeded to pump hundreds of millions of one-time federal dollars (printed and borrowed money) into the state coffers. This massive influx of federal dollars masked the unmitigated spending spree embraced by the current occupant of the Blaine House. Additionally, she recklessly spent the surplus money that resulted from the hospital debt/liquor business payoff that was intended to build up the State’s rainy-day fund.
- Unlike the Augusta and DC political elites, Paul LePage appreciates that your hard-earned money comes from your productivity, not government spending! Reining in the out–of-control State spending will take incredible discipline and prudent fiscal management.
- The LePage Administration was able to accomplish that mission before, and we will do it again.
- We must root out waste, fraud, and abuse of tax dollars by independently auditing every state department.