I believe in the concept of shared sacrifice. When people are in need, we should help – not as a simple hand out, but as a way of securing a better future for themselves and subsequently our entire community benefits. This is why it angers me to see the wealthy get tax break after tax break and the rest of us seem to get footed with the bill. When state dollars become scarce and the threat of tax increases looms, it is important to preserve the safety nets while trying to find cost-savings in areas to lessen the burden.
Beyond the Headlines
Weekly Column featured in The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier Newspaper by Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco