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  • 10 Two-Letter Words That Inspired Gov. Paul LePage to Reform Maine

    He left home at 11 after a rough childhood, spending time on the streets, yet managed to finish both high school and college. He later went on to work as a Pepsi-Cola truck driver, at a meat-packing plant and as a short-order cook.

    This is the story of Gov. Paul LePage, who, in a little more than six months, has ushered in sweeping reforms for Maine — a record of accomplishments it might take other governors years to achieve. What’s even more remarkable is that LePage is a tea party-backed conservative making significant strides in supposedly hostile New England.

    LePage visited Heritage recently and shared the piece of advice that have inspired him throughout his life — just 10 two-letter words: “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

    He was at Heritage to talk about the reforms he’s made to health care — efforts that limit the damage Obamacare will inflict on the state.

    While that issue has made LePage a hero in some circles, it’s just one of several items on his agenda. He’s also made reforms to welfare and pensions as well as advancing charter schools. There’s more to come, too. LePage plans to turn his attention to energy and continue the progress on education.

    Our interview with LePage runs about 4 minutes. Hosted by Rob Bluey and produced by Brandon Stewart, with the help of Hannah Sternberg.

    Posted in Energy, Featured, Ongoing Priorities, Scribe [slideshow_deploy]

    9 Responses to 10 Two-Letter Words That Inspired Gov. Paul LePage to Reform Maine

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    2. CHRISTOPHER says:

      Thank God there is some intelligence somewhere in this once Great Republic!!!!!!!!

    3. Doug says:

      I have been following Governor LePages efforts with Great Interest, especially in the area of Medicare Savings Programs. What do I need to do to get a response to the e-mail messages and the letters that I have sent on this subject? Thanks!!

    4. Todd says:

      This is the attitude that made America the great nation that it is, not the attitude we see in Washington or in today's liberalism, which is destroying this country.

    5. appalledbylepage_com says:

      The word "reform" has come to be used rather loosely.

      The word "cut" has fewer letters and is more to the point.

    6. Barbara H. Robbins says:

      How can I READ the script of the interview. Because I am deaf, I can study issues only from written copy.

    7. Bobbie says:

      That's right, Governor LePage. When people are willed they find a way! When government PAYS their way, people are left WITHOUT the WILL!!!!!

    8. Charlie Mesplay says:

      I respect the Governor, but also have not received a reply as to why the so-called poor are not tested each month for alcohol, cigerette's, and drug's, along with who lives with who and why. Just go to a food bank, soup kitchen and listen to some of the disgusting stories you hear, why they have a right to smoke, drink, do drug's, and have there boy/girl friend live with them and not work or even help.

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