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Re: “Former Pharmacist Gives Medical Marijuana Users a Way to Grow

Marcoux is wrong to believe operating a service at profit constitutes "taking advantage. First, he is filling a need, a need existing because of needs by patients. Second, its a voluntary relationship. If his service was harmful, patients may choose not to shop there. Imagine the massive absence of services had service providers been forced to operate at a loss.

Posted by John Cisar on 11/15/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Vermont Legislators Admit to Cheating the System. Are They Justified?

If a Vermont Doctor files false claims to Medicare because he/she feels under-compensated, it's called Medicare fraud. If a Vermont taxpayer files false deduction claims on their tax returns because he/she feels the legal refund amount under-compensates, it's called tax fraud. If a salespersons files inflated claims for personal out-of-pocket expenses taken for job purposes, that sales person would be fired and subject to lawsuit.
But if Vermont lawmakers files inflated reimbursement claims for out-of-pocket expenses that don't exist because he/she feels they deserve more, it's called "I'm doing nothing wrong, I'm entitled."

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Posted by John Cisar on 10/27/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Proposed ‘All-Payer’ Health Care Funding Advances in Vermont

“This [healthcare] is probably the single thing that hurts Vermonters the most economically,” Shumlin said at a Montpelier news conference."

Only if you ignore 'government spending' as being the single thing that hurts Vermonters the most economically. Taxes and interest on public debt, with public debt being a deferred tax hike on ourselves, our children and grandchildren, costs Vermont households 40% of their annual earnings.

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Posted by John Cisar on 09/29/2016 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Uber to Sign Up Drivers in South Burlington

Let markets evolve.

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Posted by John Cisar on 10/06/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Plan B: A Lefty Lawyer Has His Own Prescription for Single-Payer

A federal court ruled ACA subsidies unconstitutional so until SCOTUS decides the issue, its best to file this plan away under Plan B.

Posted by John Cisar on 10/02/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Seven Takeaways From VPR's Gubernatorial Debate

Also, it's not the climate change isn't an issue for Dan Feliciano. Dan said at the Tunbridge Fair debate that that climate change reporting has been highly politicized by the media which makes climate reporting difficult to trust. Speaking for myself, Vermont is a state a 640,000 people of which manufacturing makes up 11.1% of the states GDP, meaning Vermont's carbon footprint is insignificant in weighted comparison to an climate change drivers emerging outside Vermont from other states, and other countries. Our state's climate is mostly impacted by activities outside Vermont. Our carbon footprint is too small to warrant the governor's 90% 2050 renewable energy goal. That goal bring unnecessary hardship to the majority of working families whose household incomes have either flat-lined or dipped against the backdrop of rising taxes, food costs, energy costs, housing prices, and inflationary spending. Vermonters ought not be forced by policymakers to pay the higher retail prices for renewables at the meter, or by way of tax subsidy through crony Efficiency VT fees to shore up for private renewable energy companies.

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Posted by John Cisar on 09/24/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “On Eve of Primary, Some GOP Officials Back Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate

Dan Feliciano's gubernatorial campaign is a good example of how we can put workable solutions ahead of political partisanship. Parties are a means to and end, not an end of itself. Write-in Dan Feliciano by 7:00 pm tomorrow, and be sure to color in the dot, or your primary vote won't count!

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Posted by John Cisar on 08/25/2014 at 6:32 PM

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