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From the Chair

This section has commentary and messages from the current and past Chairpersons of the CCRC.

Freedom of Silence: De Tocqueville Was Right
~ a poem
Free to speak, but not to dissent,
Lest the ravages of popular ire draw.
Loathsome revenge by hurled epithet;
Grinds thinkers to cud in its maw. more
The False Promises of Minimum Wage Increases
~ written in April, 2017
While well-intentioned people may desire to raise the minimum wage thinking it will benefit workers, and while those currently holding minimum wage positions may be temporarily helped by the immediate increase in pay, the following are some of the undesirable results of the minimum wage increase. more
Not Everyone Benefits From Medicaid Expansion
~ Originally published in the Portland Press Herald in October, 2017
Several recent editorials praise this November’s ballot initiative to extend Medicaid (MaineCare) benefits to working-age, non-disabled, childless adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Writers foresee better access to healthcare, lives saved, and an economic boom resulting from increased hospital jobs. However, expansion will not benefit everyone. It will hurt some it purports to help. more

Next CCRC General Meeting

May CCRC Meeting:
Tue, May 18th
NEW TIME & PLACE!!! 5:45 p.m. Social / 6:30 p.m. Meeting

2nd Floor: Moody's Collision Center, Gorham
200 Narragansett St., Gorham

Doors will be open and food available beginning at 5:45 pm.  Meeting begins 6:30pm

Details regarding food:
There will be a catered sandwich, salad, and dessert available for $15 per person. If you will be joining us for social time and eating at the meeting, please reply to Annalee (azr5209@aol.com) by Friday, May 14 @ noon.

Drinks will NOT be provided. You are welcome to bring your own (including alcohol if you wish).

Events

Cumberland County Virtual Golf Tournament
Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020
Event: Why Socialism Would Destroy America’s Economy & Freedoms