It is time to end the nonsense of picking out a weakness of our established heroes and heroines and condemning them generations later. Since when do we allow our state to trash a Gold Star mother?
If Gov. Phil Scott, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Tim Ashe, as well as our congressional leaders, are sincere about curtailing regulatory fatigue, they should listen to those who on a daily basis are required to comply with the thousands of pages of regulations.
I would urge those in government nonprofits and special interest groups to table what they believe are important issues and focus on how we bring to Vermont the resources state employers desperately need — employees willing to work and live here.
How meetings are conducted and what is to be presented can be improved. While I am not a fan of Amazon and Jeff Bezos, I must give him credit for how his successful company runs its meetings.
It appears that our Vermont congressional delegation is having a conniption over the House of Representatives and Senate’s announcement of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed legislation. My suggestion to them is to relax and take a deep breath.
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.
Those that are hell-bent on destroying the flag, fortunately, are few in number, but gain quite a bit of media attention when they carry out their objective — and for the media, it is news. What does not receive coverage are those businesses and residences that display the flag day in and day out.
I have often written on the subject of embezzlement and its impact in Vermont. I have even gone so far as to note that in some ways it is the best job in Vermont. I now stand corrected: the best job in Vermont is that of our state’s U.S. senator.
Vermont’s high school grads go on to college, the military, the trades and other endeavors.
Nonprofits with huge endowments need to change. Otherwise, they, too, might be subject to Section 531 of the U.S. Tax Code.
If one were to ask Vermonters what was the significance of America’s invasion of the island of Guadalcanal, on August 7, 1942, from most, a blank stare would be the reaction. Not so if you put the question to Gedeon Lacroix.