To the Editor:
I find it astounding that those voting for Republican candidates such as Governor Paul Le Page and Senator Susan Collins do not realize they are supporting a party that has a deep commitment to promoting policies that benefit the rich and big corporations at the expense of the middle class and poor.
Senator Collins has given us a good example of this commitment in her recent no vote on the Udall Bill, which would call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision. This bill would allow the states and Congress to set limits on the spending of corporations and political action committees to influence elections, which is currently not limited.
Further evidence of Sen. Collins’ lack of support for working Mainers is the fact that she voted no on a bill that would have raised the minimum wage to a paltry $10.10 per hour.
It would be a disaster for middle-class and low-income Americans if the GOP were to take control of the Senate in November. A vote for Susan Collins would make this event would more likely. A vote for Democratic candidate Shenna Bellows would reduce the chance.