by Robert Maynard
As TNR pointed out in a May 7th article, Governor Shumlin and other Democratic leaders have been crowing about this past legislative session’s success in balancing the budget with no additional taxes. Most media outlets have not called the Governor and his Democratic allies on this blatent stretch of the truth. That has spurred Vermonters First to run TV ads setting the record straight. Vermonters First Treasure Tayt Brooks made the following statement about the new Vermonters First television ad:
It was clear at the conclusion of the legislative session that Vermont Democrats were trying to downplay the amount and number of taxes that they raised on hard working Vermonters.
The television ad highlights and reminds Vermonters of the record increase on the gas tax and yet another increase on the property tax rate from the Democratic Supermajority. The new cloud computing tax is also mentioned to let Vermonters know of this new tax and that it will only hurt the high tech job creators in our state.
The Vermonters First television ad began running on Tuesday May 28th. Here is a look at that ad: