You would think that the 47% bandwagon is abandoned. And after Mitt Romney’s disaster where he complained that 47% of Americans are moochers… you would think the Republicans would take that bandwagon and turn it into firewood.
But you would be wrong.
The Republican governor of Maine is determined to keep the bandwagon careening down the read, and he is dogging the very people he governs. In a recent statement, Governor Paul LePage issued the lie that 47% of the citizens he governs are jobless.
That statement of course, is a lie.
With statistics provided from Maine’s own labor department, the Bangor Daily News points out that 65 percent of able-bodied Mainers are working or actively seeking work. The 35 percent remaining is composed largely of retirees, homemakers, students, and the disabled. The blue collar state is not divided between givers and takers, as the governor seems to suggest.0