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Vote “NO” On Question 1 ~ Stop the Scam

By October 18, 2018Maine
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As you may know by now, the referendum process in our state has been overtaken by radical left wing and Democrat party bad actors.

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7).

If you haven’t already voted early, which you can do at your municipality’s town office, please be sure to vote “No” on Q-1 on November 6.

Question 1 on the November 2018 ballot would increase income taxes by more than $300 million annually in order to fund a new government program of home care services. 

  • This would be the largest tax increase in Maine’s history.
  • All seniors over the age of 65 and those with disabilities would be eligible for the new program.  There is no income eligibility test; millionaires could receive services.
  • A quasi-privatized new board would be created to run the program; most of the program’s structure is not created by the referendum and is delegated to this new board.
  • It is highly unlikely that the taxes raised would meet all the demands and so new waitlists are contemplated by the referendum.
  • There is a significant forced-unionization component for some of the homecare workforce as well.

Because we are a small state, out-of-state players know that if they can get legislation like this through Maine, it can then sweep the country.  Mainers need to say “No.”

Take Action:

  • Vote “No” on Question 1 on the Maine ballot November 6.
  • Send this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to both pray and act on this issue.

Please pray with me: “Dear Father, protect the state of Maine from out-of-state players that use our referendum process to ask us to vote on far-left proposals that hurt our citizens and are not in the best interests of Maine. We ask this in the name of Jesus, Your Son.  Amen.”

Summary Of Q-1: 

Household income tax.  At its most basic, the referendum requires a new 3.8% payroll tax on Maine “adjusted gross income” above $128,400 on all individual and joint filers in Maine.  Each of these provisions requires further explanation.

Employer Tax.  Contained within this 3.8% tax is an obligation on certain employers of certain wage earners to pay half of the tax (1.9%).  When these employees file their personal income taxes, they can count the tax paid by the employer as a credit against their 3.8% tax obligation.

Read more about this issue on the Maine State Chamber of Commerce website. 

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine

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