Maine Taxpayers United was established during the summer of 2007 by members of Citizens Alliance of Maine, which supported the Maine Taxpayers Bill of Rights in Campaign 2006. We represent in the Legislature Maine citizens who pay taxes, and we support candidates who in turn support our Mission.
The MTU network currently includes approximately 275 individuals in the first tier, many of whom have their own networks.
As citizens of Maine, we recognize that we have been over-taxed at every level of government for many years.
The Free Enterprise System creates wealth and opportunities and stimulates the economy. An inefficient government destroys all of these. Compared to the other fifty states, our tax burden has been at or near the top for decades now, and at the same time our per capita income has been among the lowest. This lamentable situation is the result of profligate spending and irresponsible management at the state level.
For our young citizens Maine is no longer a place for opportunity, as it was for many of us in years past. Maine's young people leave in droves for opportunities elsewhere. For too many of our elderly, maine's oppressive tax burden creates hardships. Many of our elderly have been forced from their homes by heavy property taxes which are the result of excessive local spending.
Maine Taxpayers United monitors the actions of the Executive branch and the Legislature, supports those who support our Mission, and holds all the others accountable for their votes and actions.
Will Hamilton, Standish
Mike Pock, South Portland
Michael Hall, Windham
Jack Wibby, Gray
Communications, Assistant Treaurer
Jack Wibby, Gray (Emeritus)
Gary Foster, Gray
John Frary, Farmington (Emeritus)
Peter Laverdiere, Oxford
Tom Elliman, Portland
Rep. Beth O'Connor, Berwick
Mark Turek, Randolph
Jay Finegan, Freeport