If Buttigieg has overwhelming evidence indicating that the vast majority of the poor would see an overall increase in their pay (despite working fewer hours), then he could conceivably have an argument.
The governor was quite clear — the Vermont Agency of Education is an independent entity and is not answerable to him. This got me thinking about other agencies and entities that are state/legislature created that the governor has no control over.
Some have stated that Deb Billado should be focused on local races rather than defending the president. Yet in VTDigger alone over the last five days, there were five anti-Trump commentaries, many with wild claims and ugly rhetoric — and, of course, no pro-Trump commentaries.
Trump didn’t specify, but appeared to be referencing a report from the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology that detailed Google search results from 2016 that were favorable to Clinton.
Few people in Vermont were in a better position to know what our politicians are doing and not doing to stop our demographic slide than these two young men. They took that knowledge, gauged their future, and left for states that are doing things very differently.
Low-income earners should not have to deal with the complexities of the US income tax system until they reach a certain standard of living. This is why all Vermonters 25 or younger making less than $22,000 should be exempt from Vermont’s income tax.
If we apply this lesson to solving the problem of racism, creating the impression that racism is everywhere and everyone’s a racist and racism is on the rise is probably about the worst possible thing one could do. This is the proverbial throwing of gasoline onto the fire.
Rebecca Holcombe, former education secretary and, so far, the only Democrat to enter the 2020 gubernatorial race, launched her campaign accusing Gov. Phil Scott of pushing a statewide school choice program. He hasn’t, but in light of what’s going on in our public schools, maybe he should.
Media mistruth and progressive lies repeated on social media, local news, un-retorted in public forums are components for the left to realize their dream of American socialism. Relinquishing control of the language is surrendering control of our republic to legitimize progressivism.
The press will call President Donald Trump a racist at least 100 times a day, if not a thousand, yet they are quiet on the murders every day in Chicago.
The president and his allies plan to give grants to 33 states to, in effect, bribe them to enact a “red flag” law. Bribing and threatening states is definitely not good federal practice.