Vermont lawmakers are resolved to do everything the Paris Agreement set out to do, except those things we would have to pay for. Which is, pretty much, all of them.
Local school boards in Vermont are now responsible for negotiating an 80/20 split in payment of health care premiums or finding the savings elsewhere in their budgets.
“Thanks to the Governor, this new budget will reduce property taxes on residential taxpayers and keep rates level for non-residential payers.”
If this commitment to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement is serious, our elected officials who support it should explain exactly what they intend to do to meet those obligations.
Given that our population density is far below that of the many places around the globe and we still have an abundance of natural resources, the American vision of populating the continent is a far from finished task.
Apparently those Democrats haven’t taken a close look at Vermont’s pioneering experience with single payer, which ended with Gov. Shumlin’s embarrassing abandonment of the idea in late 2014.
In cities like Detroit, more than nine in 10 black students can’t even read or do math at grade level. It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Vermonters should pay attention here because we have more CON laws than any other state in the Union.