Sunday, April 1, 2012

MaineWire: Yogi Berra, the American Dream, and Maine

Allow me to offer this corollary to Yogi’s thesis: “The future ain’t what it ought to be.”

I’ve thought a lot about this in recent years, if only because of what I’ve seen in Brunswick. Two funeral homes have built major additions at the same time we’ve been shutting down elementary schools. Readers familiar with Maine’s demographic trends and growing entitlement culture would have trouble conjuring up a rosy outlook for our future. Unless you believe a declining population and growing dependence on government are the keys to a utopian (and “sustainable”) Maine. We have more than enough true believers who do.

Read the column here.

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