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Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

How are those driving tax subsidized Green cars paying their "fair share"?

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Posted by Valerie Mullin 1 on 02/17/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

LikeDry road policy leads to overuse of salt (where are the environmentalists on this?)
Onerous inspection of vehicles.
Cash for clunkers.
Crumbling infrastructure breaks suspensions and other parts.
State that has some of the longest driving averages for commutes.
No, I'm sure 4 extra cents a gallon will totally fix this.

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Posted by doom on 02/14/2019 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

Look at how much the state and the feds take per gallon.
Then realize that most gas companies make less than 5 cents a gallon.

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Posted by doom on 02/14/2019 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

Cut. Spending.
On the bright side, I finally get to move out of this shit hole.

Good luck, you've done so well so far.

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Posted by doom on 02/14/2019 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Northern Front: Progs See an Opening in Burlington's Most Conservative District

Seven Days, you have done multiple stories on the prog, where is the story on the democrat? Or the independent?

Franklin Paulino is, as you noted, young and diverse, and I am sure your readers would like to learn more about him. Its too bad there is nothing in your paper to help them.

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Posted by lucyloo2 on 02/14/2019 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

I don't live in S Burlington and I don't pay S Burlington taxes. But if S Burlington had a Go Fund Me page for repairing the disaster that Dorset St is I'd gladly kick in a couple hundred bucks. Hell, $200 would be cheaper than suspension repairs for my car. And maybe they could even synchronize the lights, which would save me gas money. My favorite light is the one at the corner of Swift and Dorset headed south. It'll change and let one car through and then skip a cycle or two. Please fix it. IT ISN'T ROCKET SURGERY!

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Posted by Paul Jones on 02/14/2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

You don't need more state funding. And towns that are losing population do not and should not provide the same level of service in terms of road maintentance that they had when

What needs to happen is municipalities simply need to tear up the pavement on these non-essential roads and replace them with *dirt* roads; "like in the old days" as POTUS would say.

Not only are dirt roads aesthetically more pleasing to look at, they also are much preferable to residents for jogging/running as well as gravel grinding. That raises the quality of life for residents and will better attract families to move to rural Vermont.

Who is asking for Guptil Road to be paved, anyway? That new traffic light they're putting at the bottom of Guptil is ridiculous.

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Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 02/14/2019 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Northern Front: Progs See an Opening in Burlington's Most Conservative District

It has been amusing to note that Kurt Wright has decided that he lost his election because he was too "moderate". It's has also been interesting that his list of possible reasons why he was not re-elected does not include any mention of his aggressive support of the F35 basing, which a majority of Burlington voters voted to ban in 2017.

Not only did he campaign in support of the flawed basing decision, but he, Dave Hartnett and Jane Knodell tried to subvert the language of the resolution that 3,000 Burlington voters had signed onto. When that didn't work, he opposed putting it on the ballot at all, rejecting the voices of the people he served. (His attitude towards vetoing the voter's voices has become a pattern, as seen with the subsequent Keep City Park Green ballot initiative.)

Perhaps it was his untenable support for the destructive, inappropriate, unpopular F35 mission, one that will harm thousands of Vermonters, that got him the boot? It was pretty likely that it at least was a factor, but will Wright ever admit it? Doubtful.

Perhaps he should have heeded the warning that was directed to him at one of last March's City Council meeting about the F35 ballot, "Hell hath no fury like a voter scorned."

The F35s are Vermont WRONG!

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Posted by TruthBeKnown on 02/14/2019 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

The state has a spending issue!!!! Us the current gas tax dollar for its purpose, fixing roads!!!!! Deal with the basic needs and stop giving all this free stuff.

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Posted by Edward McGrath on 02/14/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Northern Front: Progs See an Opening in Burlington's Most Conservative District

If Christianson and the other Progs are not willing to denounce fellow Prog Mohamed Jafars rampant misogyny, then they are just another group of women bashing opportunists.

If your party loyalty is more important than your personal integrity, you shouldnt be elected dog catcher, much less city councilor.

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Posted by Stacybtv802 on 02/14/2019 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Crumbling Local Roads Fuel Talk of a Vermont Gas Tax Hike

Those who howl for more American Empire, Endless Wars for Corporate Profits and more tax cuts are the same ones who cannot figure out why the infrastructure is crumbling? Delusional idiots. No wonder both major party candidates in the last Presidential election were so toxic. Nothing will change in the next election cycle, either.

The country is being hollowed out by the deceit of "free market capitalism" and Neo-liberal economics and out of control military spending.

America signed away its Rights with the wildly misnamed "Patriot Act". So, wave the flag, inoculate yourself from reality with lies about American "exceptionalism" and "democracy" and enjoy the party before the keg goes dry. We're almost to the bottom as it is.

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Posted by NorthOldEnder on 02/14/2019 at 7:59 AM

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