We are concerned that measures like these will have a severely negative impact on the ability of businesses to attract and retain employees. We are also concerned about business decisions on whether or not to move to — or stay in — Vermont as a result of these bills.
Daylight saving time is officially in place. The vernal equinox will be here next week. Baseball officially begins in two weeks. That can mean only one thing: It’s sugaring time.
The flood of proposed new taxes, regulations and curbs on traditional culture have something in common: they are almost universally hostile to low- and middle-income, rural, working Vermonters.
S.23 proposes raising the minimum wage to $11.50 on Jan. 1, 2020, and then annually until it reaches $15.00 on Jan. 1, 2024. Following those increases, the legislation calls for increases in the minimum wage of 5 percent or the percentage of increase of the Consumer Price Index.
The fiscal self-dealing, irresponsibility, insider trading and waste in Vermont is too epic to continue ignoring. We need to “Vexit” the fiscal insanity going on in our state.
In 2017, there were 13 million visitors to Vermont, and those visitors brought $2.8 billion into the state. This is the second largest amount of dollars imported into the state, second only to manufacturing.
Two of the most important rules of tax policy: Don’t discourage new investments and don’t discourage entrepreneurship. Wealth taxes break both rules.
The numbers under Sununu’s guidance, while less than ideal, mark a reversal of the trend during the four years of former Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan.
So, millennials, it may seem nice that Senator Balint is putting her arm around you sympathetically and lamenting your plight. But, you might want to consider that she is the source of your pain.
With “vilest hypocrisy,” to borrow Friedrich Engels’ words, the elites vanquish Vermont’s working men and women, and then create elaborate welfare traps in the name of self-virtue and compassion or charity.
Only 61 percent of those from the Generation X era earned more than their parents. Worse still, only 50 percent of those born in 1980, the early beginnings of millennials, earned more than their parents.