If Sen. Susan Collins had set out to do maximum harm to her constituents, she couldn’t have done better than the GOP tax bill, which especially targets seniors, small businesses and rural areas, says Mike Tipping, communications director for the Maine People’s Alliance. But activists in Maine are pulling out all stops in holding the senator accountable before a final vote.
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Today we bring you a conversation with Mike Tipping, the communications director for the Maine People’s Alliance. Tipping discusses how Maine Sen. Susan Collins broke promises to constituents by voting for the GOP tax bill, and how activists are pushing to hold the senator accountable before a final vote.
Sarah Jaffe: Yesterday was Monday, the first weekday since the Republican Senate passed the tax bill. Tell us what went on in Maine yesterday after your senator voted for the tax cuts.
Mike Tipping: As you may remember, Susan Collins, upon returning to Maine after …read more