September 26, 2010

How can voters trust LePage to oversee state budget?

It has been reported (article, Sept. 14) that candidate Paul LePage has said he never co-owned with his wife property on Main Street in Waterville. However, the Registry of Deeds says this is a false statement. It is reported that Mr. and Mrs. LePage reportedly filed for Homestead Tax Exemptions in both Maine and Florida. If, in fact, this is true, then they broke the laws of both states. On the federal level, it’s possible this could constitute Internal Revenue Service tax evasion.

Paul LePage is running on a platform of a more transparent and open government. However, he and his wife’s tax filings seem to be less than forthcoming as he runs for governor.

LePage runs a chain of discount stores which would, you would think, give him some kind of knowledge of our basic tax laws.

 Point being, if the candidate is so uninformed about his own family finances, should this man be elected governor to oversee the budget of the state of Maine?

Neil A. Groder


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