The package could do so much more if the tax writers were not so captured by static analysis paralysis and afraid of being accused of favoring the rich. As a consequence, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is mostly small ball.
I am concerned about how much of this new type of oppressive orthodoxy we are going to see in the upcoming legislative session in Vermont. We need to watch carefully the tendency of bills to surface that, step by step, increase the control of government over our private lives.
The U.S. economic revival of 3 percent growth has already defied the predictions of almost every Donald Trump critic.
Even though the Soviet Empire is gone for a quarter century, the evil of Marxist-Leninist ideology, and its less vicious offspring “democratic socialism,” are still with us.
According to a recent article in Vox, conservatives who denounce government overreach aren’t really concerned about burdensome regulations. No, it turns out the “language of small government” is really just “a handmaiden to ethno-nationalism.”
This month marks the half-century of one of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs. It’s not the War on Poverty, Medicaid or the Voting Rights Act. It’s public broadcasting. And it’s high time Congress stopped forcing taxpayers to subsidize it.
Here they have admitted that they don’t live in Vermont — they won’t live in Vermont until they retire. They are second-home owners, but the BCA in Victory has apparently deemed that enough to remain on the voter rolls. This is crazy.
Arlington, historically, has had a rich cultural, economic, and educational history. However, it is the future that will be the focus — for current residents, as well as for the next generation who might wish to reside in Arlington.
Last week’s storm and related power outages remind us that no matter how sophisticated our technology systems and networks are, we all rely on the regular, efficient delivery of electricity.