10/25/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
If Questions 1 — The Universal Home Care Scam — passes on November 6th, Maine workers will be forced to pay for non-citizens, including illegal aliens, to benefit from free home care.
The ballot initiative is being pushed down the throats of Mainers by the criminal Marxist Pedophile Authority — or, the so-called Maine People’s Alliance.
Leftist-billionaire George Soros funds MPA.
And there is plenty of other out-of-state Dark Money funding this bankrupting giveaway.
MPA is bringing in Social Justice Agitators from out-of-state to go door to door and lie to Mainers about what the ballot question will do if passed.
Opponents are focusing on many of the problems with Question 1.
As Maine First Media has previously reported The Universal Home Care Scam:
- SPREADS THE WEALTH AROUND: First, it punishes wealth creation, saying that any small business has to pay more for the privilege of success. This is not one new tax. It is three new taxes. One tax on employers, one tax on employees and one tax on non-wage income. This literally adds several new pages to the tax code.
- GROWS GOVERNMENT UNIONS: Under this scheme, written by government-sector unions, all home health workers will be forced to be represented by a union. Thankfully, President Donald Trump and Justice Neil Gorsuch have recently ensured that they can’t be forced to pay union dues against their will. However, if grandma wants to hire Johnny to look after her, he now has to join the union. This is how the Soviet empire was formed. They might as well hand out a hammer and sickle to every elderly Mainer.
- CREATES DEATH PANELS: The statute itself envisions a waitlist. How is that possible if healthcare is universal. So, the very first thing that it does is establish new panels, controlled by the union, to determine how to ration care. If you liked the breadlines of the Great Depression, you would love this terrible referendum. If you wanted to take care of the 1,600 elderly and disabled Mainers currently waiting for care, sorry about your luck, the waitlists would grow under this referendum.
- SELLS YOUR HEALTH RECORDS: The Universal Home Scam will provide nearly anyone who asks for it, the health records of anyone receiving home health services. This is a scam to give the unions information so they can elect the death panel and rig the system. If you’ve always wanted George Soros to know about the boil on your buttocks, this question is just for you.
- STEALS YOUR MONEY: The ballot question wording is misleading at best, and a downright lie at worst. Only about 17% of the fund will actually benefit elderly and disabled Mainers. The rest is set to go to raises for government-union employees, administrative costs for the bloated bureaucracy the law would create, and of course, to union bosses.
- BANKRUPTS THE PINE TREE STATE: And this bill-of-goods MPA is trying to sell Mainers could bankrupt our state. Using MPA’s own numbers, they would raise taxes on Mainers by at least $132-Million each year to fund the phony system. By 2030, assuming the cost of care stayed that same (which it wouldn’t, it would increase at least along the lines of inflation) the number would skyrocket to nearly $6-Billion! To put that in perspective, the entire budget for the Pine Tree State this year is only $3.2 Billion. So this one program would cost almost twice as much as the current budget to run our entire state.
But there’s only one group that is talking about arguably the most disturbing aspect of the Question 1 Scam.
Our friends at Maine First Project have brought to light the fact that, if passed, non-citizens — including illegal aliens — will be eligible for the Universal Home Care freebie.
In the language drafted by MPA, there is no requirement that eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens with residency in Maine. You can read the full language by clicking here.
Another freebie to incite more illegals, refugees and asylum seekers to Maine. Our state already spends an estimated $41-Million on illegals every year. Meanwhile, the cost of each refugee to the state is estimated to be about $65,000. Last year Maine accepted approximately 1,600 new refugees. That’s a cost of roughly $104-Million to Maine workers, just for last year’s “new Mainers.”
The amount spent on each non-citizen will skyrocket if they’re all receiving free home care. Not to mention how many more non-citizens rush to Maine should Question 1 pass.
And while the Left is focused on giving free health care to non-citizens, 1,600 elderly and disabled Mainers are languishing on waitlists, deprived of care.
Maine lawmakers could fully fund the estimated $100-Million annually from the General Fund it would cost to eliminate the waitlist for a FRACTION of the cost of Question 1 — and none of the side effects.
If Question 1 passes, a Universal Home Care Board, full of MPA staffers and other leftists will be appointed. The board will be a bureaucracy — not accountable to voters. The board full of open-borders advocates would then select who receives the free benefits.
Of course, you wouldn’t know that based on the wording of the ballot question. Just as he did with the Ranked-Choice Voting initiative, Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, gave MPA an absolute gift by putting the radical organization’s wording directly on the ballot. Here is how the initiative will appear on the ballot:
“Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?”
The numbers are wrong, the benefits are misleading and the wording is overly kind. And of course, there’s no mention of Maine workers paying for free health benefits for non-citizens — including illegals.
That’s why Question 1 is the one thing that has Gov. Paul LePage seeing eye-to-eye with former Governor John Baldacci. All four current candidates for the Blaine House are on the same page. Nursing home administrators and nurses themselves also agree. Conservative organizations and groups that advocate for the elderly have come together. They all agree, vote No on Question 1.
No Mainer should suffer on a waitlist while non-citizens –including illegals — receive more handouts at the expense of Maine workers.