There is absolutely no evidence that she has done a thing to help Mainers during this pandemic
Gideon’s failed leadership is complete opposite of Collins’ immediate, effective, common sense response
Members of the press:
Sara Gideon has failed to help Mainers deal with the fallout of COVID-19.
Why? Two reasons: she’s busy campaigning, and she doesn’t really care about struggling Mainers.
The evidence that she doesn’t care about struggling Mainers is clear:
Gideon has proposed raising gas and heating oil taxes, which would disproportionately impact low-income and elderly Mainers (LD 434).
Gideon would repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, raising taxes on 9 of 10 Maine families according to Maine Revenue Services.
Gideon tried to create a statewide payroll tax hike - a tax hike that would hit nearly every worker in the state (LD 1410).
And most telling of all, after “personally pledging” on April 28 to “immediately” help Maine’s small businesses survive during the pandemic, Gideon hasn’t lifted a finger to help.
It’s also clear Sara Gideon doesn’t have the leadership ability to forge bipartisan consensus on how to help Mainers deal with one of Maine’s most difficult crises. She has failed to produce aid for 150 days and counting - because she doesn’t care. She has other things to do besides help Mainers who need it.
There are two ways to approach a crisis:
Gideon’s Way, which is to completely fail to produce any assistance -- after “personally pledging” to help.
Or Collins’s way, which is to quickly and effectively ensure assistance for people that need it.
Collins’s way is better for the people of Maine.