Say what you want about Maine's governor—I think he's a piece of shit—but Maine sure does have a couple of quality senators. Yesterday, senior Maine Senator Susan Collins said that the Republican plan to shut down the government in order to defund Obamacare is "a strategy that cannot possibly work." And today, new Maine Senator Angus King says that conservative groups urging young people to not take part in Obamacare are, in his opinion, "guilty of murder." Raw Story reports:
“The bottom line for me is 15, 20, 25,000 people a year die in this country because they don’t have health insurance,” King told Salon.
“Enabling more people to get coverage is not just common sense, it’s humane,” King concluded. “To me it boils down to a moral question, and that is would you allow someone sitting in front of you on the subway to die, or would you take some action — call 911 or a doctor or do CPR yourself. Most people would say no I would not allow someone to die. You have to realize that as a society we’re answering ‘yes’ to 25,000 a year who are dying before our eyes and saying we don’t care.”
Collins is a Republican. King is an independent. They're both from Maine.