I don’t know who disgusts me more: the teabagger governor who made this appointment, the dumbasses who voted for the piece of garbage, or the true parasite – the trust-fund mushroom who accepted the appointment.
It’s a golden era in government! No more wasteful spending or cronyism! It’s a brave new day, where integrity rules every single thing the new Tea Party politicians do: By the way, this same daughter, Lauren LePage, went to school in Florida, where she paid in-state tuition –because LePage’s wife violated tax laws by claiming residency in both Maine and Florida. (She was eventually ordered to pay back taxes).
But, of course, no one of the plutonomous elite ever goes to jail – the fate that would await a non-white, non-eilte person on the economic edges of society who might happen to scam teh same amount of money from a
In other words, business as usual. Teabaggers, you were suckered:
With the strong backing of the tea party movement, Maine Gov.-elect Paul LePage (R) rode a wave of discontent overbull semen taxes to a surprising victory last month, telling President Obama to “go to to hell” and warning a reporter that he would punch him in the face. On the campaign trail, LePage raged against a what he considered a corrupt state government and “pledged to surround himself with ‘the best and the brightest’ and to avoid political cronyism.”
But on Thursday, LePage announced that he had hired his own 22-year-old daughter for a position in the “upper echelon of his administration,” with a salary of $41,000, the Bangor Daily News reports:
Lauren LePage, 22, will serve as assistant to the governor’s chief of staff, John McGough — a position that administration officials describe as entry-level and is commensurate with her experience, work history and education.
LePage, a recent college graduate, will be a salaried political appointee earning approximately $41,000 a year, according to Dan Demeritt, incoming director of communications in the LePage administration. […]
[…] there are no rules barring Maine’s chief executive from hiring family members.
And as Maine progressive blog Dirigo Blue points out, LePage’s daughter will also bemoving into the governor’s mansion with her father. With taxpayers footing the bill for her rent, utilities, food, and other expenses, “Not only will Lauren be earning $41,000 in direct income, but she’ll be making another $12,000 or more indirectly.”
One can only hope that Lil’ Lauren and her bloated daddy each soon receive rude introductions to “unrelenting justice.”