Solution To Unemployment: Remove Labor Murals
Maine Governor Paul LePage has been the subject of mockery here before. But he may have topped his previous low of not understanding the difference between politicians and civil servants. He has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural honoring workers from the State Department of Labor lobby (h/t Laura Clawson).
According to LePage spokesman Dan Demeritt, the administration felt the mural and the conference room monikers showed “one-sided decor” not in keeping with the department’s pro-business goals.
“The message from state agencies needs to be balanced,” said Demeritt, adding that the mural had sparked complaints from “some business owners” who complained it was hostile to business.
Demeritt declined to name the businesses.
Balance? Maybe he should put pictures of smokestacks at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection? Pictures of train wrecks at the Maine Department of Transportation? Or maybe he could just focus on policy changes and helping the Maine economy instead of spending taxpayer dollars on removing a mural.Click here for reuse options!
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