“The time to fix this problem is now. We need to create a culture…that’s a can-do culture, not a no culture.”
Maine Governor Paul LePage, urging fellow Republicans at the Republican party convention to reform welfare, saying structural changes must be made to a system that is “cannibalizing the rest of state government.” While he said he supports programs for the elderly and disabled, he thinks others should not continue to receive benefits. “To all you able-bodied people out there, get off the couch and get yourself a job,” he said, prompting a standing ovation.
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Read about Governor LePage at maine.gov/governor/lepage/about/index.shtml.