Letters 01 – 10 – 2012

Broughton right on with Burlington school “diversity” article 

Lenore Broughton’s remarks hit the nail on the head. Any talk of “equity” is nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to erase from the schools curricula any trace of the culture that formed the foundation of America. With all its faults, we inherited the “last best nation on earth”. Teaching toward the ultimate goal of “equity” is the embodiment of the race toward mediocrity, a race we are sadly, well on the way toward winning!

– Virginia Duffy


Events & Notes

Health Care Listening Sessions – The Agency of Administration is hosting four listening sessions across Vermont to help inform the design of future health care reform financing plans. These sessions will include presentations on the challenges facing Vermont’s health care system, how health care is financed currently in Vermont, and an overview of Vermont’s revenue system. The general public is encouraged to attend.

January 12: Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave, St. Johnsbury, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Contact: Please contact Michael Costa, Special Counsel, Vermont Department of Taxes at (802) 828-0141 or Michael.Costa@state.vt.us.

Wednesday, Jan 11: Central Vermont Friends of the Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting, 7:00 pm at the Sharon Elementary School (next to exit 2 off of I-89). There will be a guest speaker and discussion of current issues facing Vermont and the nation. For further information, contact Dick Tracy at 763-7906 or by email at gmboy51@gmail.com.

Thursday, Jan 12: The Shelburne-Charlotte Republican Town Committee is hosting Don Turner, House Minority Leader, at its monthly breakfast meeting at the Dutch Mill Restaurant, Shelburne, at 7:30 AM. Rep. Turner will address upcoming budget issues and his ideas on how to make Vermont Affordable for Vermonters. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, Jan 13: Stowe Republican Party Breakfast Club, 7:30am-8:30am at Ten Acres Lodge. Socialize, learn and expand your network with fellow Republicans. The more, the merrier, so feel free to invite interested people. Please let me know if you are coming so I can plan for breakfast. Contact Susie Connerty, 802-253-2140.

Wednesday, Jan 18: “Green Mountain Care: what every Vermonter should know” will be presented at 7 pm at the Green Mountain Technical Center in Hyde Park, hosted by the Lamoille County Republican committee. The event is free and the general public is encouraged to attend this educational event regarding the impacts of Vermont’s health care law, Act 48. The guest speakers for the event will be St. Michael’s College Professor of Business Robert Letovsky, and Rutland Treasurer Wendy Wilton. contact: Marion Clegg, 802-851-1121, impactvt@comcast.net.


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