During the previous federal administration the country experienced a period of great economic growth setting fiscal records for job creation, GDP growth rates, consumer confidence index.(All searchable data at whitehouse.gov , cbo.gov , obm.gov archives)

During this same period while the entire country was flourishing, Maine was in a statistical recession loosing jobs, loosing population, decreasing new small business start-ups, all the while increasing the tax burden on Maine's working class and increasing welfare expenditures to offset the responsible party's incompetence.

Sound familiar? It should, it is exactly what's happened over the past several years at the federal level. Folks,,,,,hate to give you the news but there is, without debate, only one ideology that is responsible in both examples.