Obamacare Back in Focus

The National Review recently published an article by Charles Krauthammer entitled “Obamacare: The Reckoning“.  The article digs into three different events that have once again brought Obamacare into the focus of public attention: “Now it’s back, summoned to the national stage by the confluence of three disparate events: the release of new Congressional Budget Office cost…

Once Again Vermont Tops the Moocher Index

Once again that Cato Institute has taken data from a report by The Center for Immigration Studies and used that data to come up with a “Moocher Index“.  Basically, this is a measure of how many non-poor people are signed up for income-redistribution programs.  They have done this before and their findings indicate the not only…

Vermont Yankee Wins its Day in Court

Despite assertions to the contrary, U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha in Brattleboro ruled that Vermont’s rational for shutting down Vermont Yankee was based on safety concerns.  Even the state agreed that such matters were the sole jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  That is why the state’s argument was that it had concerns other than safety…

On Governor Shumlin’s $5 BILLION Budget

From Pat McDonald, Chair of  the Vermont GOP: I wanted to share with you some of the observations made by Republican legislators following the Governor’s budget address earlier this week. Clearly, this is not a “fiscally conservative” budget – it proposes that the State’s overall appropriations exceed $5 BILLION for the first time in our…

Brock for Governor

The results of a Times Argus reader’s poll was passed along by the a friend of True North Reports: Happy New Year:)  Look at the results of the Times Argus poll. Let’s make it happen in 2012. Please everyone get involved as we need Gov Brock. A strong grass roots movement is needed.  Yes to…

ICEBERGS AHEAD: Exchange Impacts Loom Large for VT Employers

The following is brought to us curtsey of our friends at the Vermont GOP: Decisions being made about Vermont’s federally mandated health care exchange could have profound implications for Vermont businesses and residents. As reported by VT Digger, employers are increasingly concerned by the impact these new health care exchanges will have on their employee’s…