If you can generate nearly half a billion dollars in savings on education spending in Vermont, shouldn’t cutting property taxes at least be on the list of things to do with the savings, and fairly high on the list at that?
The story of a work-capable young adult mooching off of his parents has become all too common, and unfortunately, many of these people are allowed to mooch off of taxpayers, as well. Consider the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
As I see it, it is not right to never call another human being an “animal.” Calling the cruelest among us names such as “animal” or any other “dehumanizing” epithet actually protects humans.
Sen. Sanders, there are many Americans and organizations who would like nothing better than to have you come and speak. So why not take them up on it and at the same time be building a comfortable retirement base? The compensation from one speech alone is equal to a half-year’s income as a U.S. senator.
When people cry racism when racism isn’t actually there, it only desensitizes people to the evil that racism is. Unfortunately, it seems that this is happening today.
Bernie Sanders will never make anyone’s list of Great Statesman, but he sure ranks on top of our list of Great Self-Serving Hypocrites.
At the rate we are going, saying “good morning” might become offensive. Every American, of any background, has a good reason to celebrate 1776.
Since Gov. Scott relishes vetoing new taxes, he needs to nip this new tax program in the bud and let the legislators who bought into this mandate scheme think about how they’ll explain their votes to override his veto when they’re out campaigning this fall.
The Department of Public Safety has now been officially deputized as the Vermont bathroom police with the power to inspect toilet signs, punish businesses that are not in compliance, and even revoke someone’s business license for the outrageous act of tacking a silhouette of a guy in pants and a woman in a dress to the door of their loo.
We urge the governor and General Assembly to quickly resolve their differences on the budget and to continue a steady course of no new taxes or fees. A second consecutive year without new taxes or fees can have a significant impact on creating an economic climate that leads to business expansion.
If our legislators want to pass a policy like the $15 minimum wage, they ought to be aware of how this policy would hit the poorest rural areas of Vermont, so that they don’t mistake minimal “average” impact for major impact on the areas of Vermont that can least afford to raise wages.