An Obsession With Behavior Control?

The recent True North Reports article on Vermont becoming a petri dish for the creation of a “smart grid” revealed an interesting mindset among our would be social engineers.  Rick Stulen, Vice President of Sandia National Laboratories, explained the goal of the Smart Grid system: “Part of what we’re about here in the next two…

Big Government’s Multi-Purpose Advocate

Many of the legislative initiatives in the session that just finished had one thing in common, they were all supported by the Vermont Public Research Group. (VPIRG)  On their website they tout some of the “victories” that they achieved in this past session.  Another thing they have in common is that they all represent an…

Following the Canadian “Model”?

With Speaker Shap Smith fantasizing about Vermont becoming the “Saskatchewan of the United States“, perhaps it is time to reflect on the irony of Vermont’s political leaders trying the follow the Canadian model at time when Canada is doing a political about face and following what was the American model.  As suggested in a National…

Vermont as the “Saskatchewan of the United States”

Our political leaders have been bragging about Vermont acting as a “petri dish” to advance even more radical plans for a government takeover of healthcare than what was signed into law by President Obama. They have made significant progress and are now touting Vermont as the “Saskatchewan of the United States“. Saskatchewan, Canada is considered…

Union Leadership’s True Agenda

A recent True North Reports article pulls the curtain back a bit on the true motives of union leadership.  The article focused on the American Federation of Teacher’s efforts to herd Vermont childcare workers into a union whether they wanted to go or not.  Of course the image presented is that all this is being…

UK Wind Power: Not Making the Grade

Last month Stuart Young Consulting released a study analyzing wind power in the UK from November of 2008 to December 2010.  The study examined the following assertions made by the proponents of wind power: 1. “Wind turbines will generate on average 30% of their rated capacity over a year.” 2. “The wind is always blowing…

Vermont Law School Dean Weighs in on Healthcare Bill

In a recent NPR article, the Dean of the Vermont Law School expressed the following concerns in regards to Vermont’s Healthcare bill: “The report and the legislature’s own deliberations flag several difficult policy choices as Vermont moves forward. First, if the Medicaid funds do not come in as projected, then the Vermont payroll tax identified…

Deceit and Desperation

You would think that with all the resources being mobilized to inflict a single payer system on Vermont, the plan’s supporters would not have to resort to deceit and desperation.  Unfortunately, that does not seem to be true.  Apparently some of the Democratic supporters purposely skewed the results of Representative George Till’s survey of Vermont’s…