This week, Gov. Janet Mills announced a new spending proposal — dubbed The Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan — that would supposedly, she said, “offer the people of Maine the promise of prosperity for the next generation.” She is seeking to direct $1.13 billion in aid that Maine is slated to receive under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Her pitch for the plan is pretty simple: Maine’s economy is in need of a comeback, and she has a plan to make it happen. This is, incidentally, the same pitch being made by Joe Biden for every single one of his seemingly endless proposals to spend trillions of dollars.
All over the country, governors and other political leaders are doing the same thing. Everywhere you turn, you hear a politician pitching some kind of “jobs” or “recovery” plan that, if only you would support it, will lead to national revitalization.
All this talk does beg a couple pretty important questions, though….