Organized crime is exploiting a loophole in the Colorado medical marijuana law to establish more than 800 black market marijuana grows.
Not only the attorney general, but “any person” would be authorized to bring a civil suit against a rule breaker, to get an injunction, punitive damages and costs and attorney’s fees. This heralds a Green Police State.
Keeping nuclear plants open limits carbon emissions. Vermont had the nation’s smallest electricity-based carbon footprint in the nation before the Vermont Yankee contract expired.
The legitimate functions of government are to keep people safe and leave us alone to pursue our own ambitions as each of us sees fit — not as government sees fit.
Unlike some NIMBY sanctuary city leaders who complain that burdening them with detainees is “payback,” Mayor Weinberger has openly invited the feds to deliver the human goods. The goods must be delivered before the mayor retracts his offer.
Ponder this: If self-styled “progressives” in Congress impose total government control over health care, will ordinary Americans enjoy a longer life span?
The idea of government surveillance of citizens was of great importance to the founders of America, which is why we continue to embrace numerous constitutional protections of privacy.
Martin used his own experience at his family’s general store to illustrate the impact that a higher minimum wage would have on rural Vermont. He didn’t buy the argument that “people will start spending more because they will be earning more.”
As minority leaders in the Vermont House and Senate, we once again find ourselves frustrated by legislative proposals from the majority that leave us questioning how Vermont can sustain itself.
Wealthy taxpayers are something we should want to cultivate, not strip mine or hunt into extinction. So, maybe take some time today as you’re filing your taxes to thank the rich. Imagine what your bill would be without them.
The professional press corps hasn’t informed Vermonters about the realities of the Colorado experiment with tax and regulate marijuana. However, they were able to report that a physician and former governor is happy to lend his name to the marijuana industry.