Author Stephen King Slams His Tea Party Governor
Governor Paul LePage of Maine likes to be provocative, and sometimes he says things that are untrue. The latest misstatement, reported Thursday by the Portland Press Herald, came during the governor’s weekly radio address, when he said Maine’s income tax is a reason people move out of the state. He cited Stephen King as a prime example. Problem is, that’s nonsense. “Governor LePage is full of the stuff that makes the grass grow green,” the best-selling author told a local radio station. “Tabby and I pay every cent of our Maine state income taxes, and are glad to do it. We feel, as Governor LePage apparently does not, that much is owed from those to whom much has been given. We see our taxes as a way of paying back the state that has given us so much. State taxes pay for state services. There’s just no way around it. Governor LePage needs to remember there ain’t no free lunch.” LePage’s office later issued a revised version of his radio address that didn’t mention King.
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