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Re: “Overtime: Vermont Legislature Sets Stage for Veto Battle

The VT NEA is very effective at buying votes and I dont like it!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Frazier on 05/25/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Overtime: Vermont Legislature Sets Stage for Veto Battle

"Casey is fond of tying Scott to very conservative governors in other states. At last week's union rally, he brandished a sign that read "Governor Scott ... Walker?""

Seriously? Where exactly were Casey and the Vermont Democratic Party when Mitzi Johnson and Donna Sweaney interfered with the collective bargaining process during the last contract negotiations between VSEA and the State? Johnson and her minions in the legislature wrote an open letter to Gov Shumlin demanding that the administration put a very low cap on wage increases for state employees. Did you hear a peep from Casey or really any democratic legislators? Did anyone try and paint that as union busting (which is what it was) or did Casey accuse Johnson of being Walker-lite?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy on 05/24/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Rookie Mistakes: Vermont's Three New Leaders Collide

Excellent to see this kind of frank, unflinching coverage.

26 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Good on 05/17/2017 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Rookie Mistakes: Vermont's Three New Leaders Collide

Mythical only to those that have not been paying attention.

14 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bob Frazier on 05/17/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Rookie Mistakes: Vermont's Three New Leaders Collide

So far as Governor, Phil Scott has revealed for "all that" experience in state government he has shockingly little clue at how government actually works.

Scott has also shown that when he suddenly wants something but doesn't get his way he will act like a petulant child and bend truths in order to get it (like claiming there is $26 mil to save in the budget this year, or that the savings wouldn't happen even if the legislature did absolutely nothing).

Scott is a wolf in sheep's clothing. A dumb wolf, but a wolf none the less.

9 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by SandyWhiteRiver on 05/17/2017 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Rookie Mistakes: Vermont's Three New Leaders Collide

When Scott can substantiate his mythic $26 million figure, perhaps he can get some cooperation. He shouldn't expect it until he can.

10 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Barbara Alsop on 05/17/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Scott's Session: A Political Success, But a Mixed Bag on Policy

Your assumptions are not correct, ironically. Never supported Shummy, whom we thought somewhat lacking in character.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 05/04/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Scott's Session: A Political Success, But a Mixed Bag on Policy

"we are Progressive/Democrats who supported Scott this time around for just that reason!"

I'm glad you've come around, but you say you're a Prog/Dem. if you've voted consistently for the Left to control the legislature since the early 1990s (with a brief interruption in the early 2000s), and if you voted for Shumlin for 3 terms, then it seems to me that you deliberately voted for creating the policies that you now don't like. Why would someone vote in policymakers who supported high taxes, high spending, and an anti-growth, anti-business attitude, only to turn around and vote for someone to try to stop those policies?

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/03/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Scott's Session: A Political Success, But a Mixed Bag on Policy

And he won't be threatened, as long as he continues to listen and respond to a concern of many VTer's, particularly in Chittenden Co: namely that taxes and real estate prices are out of control!! It is making the feasibility of retirement in VT for us older folks less and likely, and making it darn near impossible for younger folks to buy a home Something must be done, and we are Progressive/Democrats who supported Scott this time around for just that reason!

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 05/03/2017 at 4:14 PM

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