Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.
Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simply expands on the bipartisan idea embodied in the Pine Tree Development Zones, which will exponentially increase the positive economic impact in the economically hardest hit areas of Maine.
The Free ME initiative will help put Maine back on the path to prosperity. Just think what it would mean for Maine to become the “tax haven” of the northeast, where entrepreneurs can thrive, where retirees can enjoy more of what they have saved, where families can keep more of what they have earned.
Free ME will turbo-charge the state’s economy and make Maine a destination for capital and investment. The economic growth and prosperity that follow will more than make up for the “lost” revenue to government. Free ME is a revolutionary idea that will make Maine more competitive and more business-friendly. Free ME will stop the bleeding and jump-start the economic recovery that is so urgently needed.
With more job creation, prosperity and opportunity, Free ME has the ability to decrease government dependence, which sadly has reached epidemic proportions in our state. More than one out of every three Mainers is dependent on the welfare system, and those numbers will only continue to climb unless we act now to turn things around.