De-Linking Health Insurance From Employment

by Robert Maynard As I mentioned in my recent post titled ‘One Way “listening” Tour Continues‘, a major objective of the current rush to impose a single payer health care system on Vermont is to de-link health care coverage from employment.  This is an idea that advocates of a free market approach to health care…

OWS “Manifesto”

by Robert Maynard In a recent post entitled ‘Putting “which people” first‘, I referenced a manifesto put forward by the Occupy Wall Street movement.  That article has prompted some readers to request that I provide the original source.  I initially found the manifesto in question on the OWS Burlington Facebook page, which got it from…

Putting “which people” first?

by Robert Maynard On Tuesday May 1st, a coalition of left leaning groups held a rally in Montpelier supposedly with the aim of showing “support for creating a world where we put people and the planet first.”   Here is how the event was described: “The march kicked off at 12:30pm, with over 37 groups represented!…

New tax on VY is both baseless and punitive

By Milt Eaton Daniel Webster, the 19th century senator from New Hampshire, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court “the power to tax is the power to destroy.” Responding to an attempt by one or more states to tax an entity out of existence, the renowned orator sounded a cautionary note that the Governor and Legislature…

Legislative Session Blunts Hope for Shared Prosperity

by Bruce Lisman As the 2012 Vermont legislative session nears to a close, Campaign for Vermont sees little reason to cheer that Montpelier has acted to expand prosperity and accountability. When the session opened, our elected leaders set an agenda of vital importance to the broad-based prosperity of Vermonters: a new energy plan; the framework…