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Re: “Walters: A Long Day's Journey Into ... Tomorrow

Interesting to note that in John's list of productive accomplishments the only one that vaguely smells of economic development is broadband expansion. The fact that the demographic and economic realities remain a raging wildfire and the the Legislature poured its water on everything else means this has been another profoundly unproductive session.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/24/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Cat’s Caucus: The Vermont Legislature in Vonnegut Land

Nailed it.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/22/2019 at 12:04 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Scott: Abortion Rights Decisions Should Be Left Between a Governor and His Donors

Greenberg -
My question was: tell me of another organization with a c4 that also gets direct taxpayer funding. The NRA and Sierra Club do not. The NAACP does but indirectly through educational money (some of which must eventually be paid back)...they also don't donate or lobby on anything near the scale that PP does. This three-headed Planned Parenthood Monster you've detailed is truly unique in our political landscape - their ability to reap so much taxpayer money is directly related to their lobbying and political donations. It's unseemly. And the different organizations are not siloed. They share information, officers, resources and end goals. I reference back to the point i was making...The writer suggests that Gov Scott is waiting on word from his conservative overlords before deciding whether to sign H.57 or not. An absurd notion if you look at the liberal laws that Scott has either sought or allowed to become law under his watch. But if the writer were to ask who the true pupper masters were - who makes donations and actually calls in on those favors - he need look no further than Planned Parenthood.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/20/2019 at 7:07 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Scott: Abortion Rights Decisions Should Be Left Between a Governor and His Donors

John Greenberg - why does PP need tax dollars at all if it has money to spend on political donations? Are we supposed to believe that the relationship between PP's political donations and their access to tax dollars isn't symbiotic? And PP isn't receiving "tax deductible funding" - it's receiving tax dollars, and in the case of Vermont tax dollars that DOES go directly towards abortions - a court case just waiting to happen.

You say many organizations exist with the tax dollars coming into one organization, while an aligned PAC that shares many officers and direct communication with the other organization, donates to their preferred political candidates - can you cite me some examples?

The writer of this unfunny, absurd piece refers to the dark money of the RGA like it wields some sort of conservative spell over one of the most liberal governors in the country - Republican or Democrat. Where was this dark money with the gun bill, individual mandate, marijuana legalization, sancturary state bill etc etc?
If we want to talk about dark money wielding unholy power over politicians in Vermont look no further than planned parenthood and the vt nea. Look at his 3 years in office - Scott is going to do whatever he wants to do, the RGA be damned.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/19/2019 at 1:56 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Scott: Abortion Rights Decisions Should Be Left Between a Governor and His Donors

Does the writer of this - what I will generously call satire - have an even basic understanding of the political donation mafia that is Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood of Northern New England receives taxpayer dollars from both the federal govt and from Vermont taxpayers and then they donate through their PAC exclusively to democrats and progressives.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/19/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Scott Signs Bill Hiking Legal Smoking Age to 21

My body my choice.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/18/2019 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Senate Committee's Proposal to Fund Clean Water Evaporates

I trust that Sen Pearson knows Burlington is an outlier both economically and geographically. It has absolutely zero season ski slopes and is one of only two Vermont counties enjoying any sort of growth.

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Posted by Job Tate 1 on 05/18/2019 at 8:21 AM

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