On The Air

I spent about 4 hours driving through eastern and central Maine today. The most common political ad seems to be the AFL-CIO response to the anti-EFCA ads. The commercial calls Susan Collins a typical politician and faults her for voting for the Energy Bill and for unrestricted trade with China.

I also caught this week's Maine Watch, which takes an in-depth look at the Tax Foundation's rankings and at state taxes in Maine in general.

Most interesting to me was a statement by Scott Moody of the Maine Heritage Policy Center. He repeatedly asserted that their organization didn't care which taxes were lowered and on who, just so long as taxes in the aggregate went down. Considering how much their organization focuses on the tax burden, I would have thought they'd have some sort of plan about which taxes were most detrimental and should be decreased first.