Stephen King: Maine Gov. Paul LePage Is Full Of S#!%

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Famed horror novelist and longtime Maine resident Stephen King released a statement on Thursday saying that Gov. Paul LePage (R) was “full of the stuff that makes the grass grow green.”

The Portland Press Herald newspaper reported the statement came after the governor said the writer had moved to Florida to avoid paying income taxes.

“Governor LePage is full of the stuff that makes the grass grow green,” King said, according to the newspaper.

LePage, who is pushing for a major income-tax overhaul, implied in his weekly address that high taxes had compelled the longtime Maine resident to flee the state.

In his statement, King said that he and his wife “pay every cent of our Maine state income taxes, and are glad to do it,” according to the newspaper.

“We feel, as Governor LePage apparently does not, that much is owed from those to whom much has been given,” he said.

“State taxes pay for state services,” King said. “There’s just no way around it. Governor LePage needs to remember there ain’t no free lunch.”

The horror master later took to Twitter to demand an apology:

h/t Raw Story

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