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Re: “Iconic Tech Firm MyWebGrocer to Be Bought by Florida Company

It would be interesting to know how much, if any, of Vermont taxpayers money went to this company over the years either through tax breaks or small business development incentives.
As for there being no planned job losses, well thats more than likely a lie. These Vermont companies always sell out and always state that there will be no job losses but of course, there always are.
This sale has noting to do with serving customers better and has everything to do with making a buck. Why do they feel the need to lie about it?

19 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 10/15/2018 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott, Hallquist Draw Clear Contrasts in Second Debate

He asserted that boosting the economy will bring organic wage growth instead of an "artificial" boost in the minimum wage.

Does Scott really believe this nonsense? Corporate profits continue to hit record highs as they have for years but wages remain stagnant for the vast majority of people. Business puts those profits only in the pockets of their shareholders and executives, not their workforce. Scott is being disengenuous at best.

That being said, I dont believe that a $30,000+ per annum minimum wage is reasonable or warranted but what were doing now isnt working and simply pretending that wages will increase equitably with a stronger economy is just absurd.

Scott is just trying to sell more extreme right-wing pablum in the hopes that well buy it.

23 likes, 66 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 10/11/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Backseat Driver? In Gov. Phil Scott's Administration, Chief of Staff Jason Gibbs Takes the Wheel

This shouldnt come as a surprise. Gov.
Gibbs is a nasty, mean spirited, extreme right-wing political operative who will lie, cheat, and manipulate everyone in order to push an extreme right-wing agenda. Hes known for this and thats why Gov. Scott hired him. Hes smarter and meaner than Scott but they both have the same agenda. This facade that Scott has put up as a nice, affable, centrist kind of guy is just fake. He is, like all conservatives, driven only by hate and greed.

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Posted by Roy on 10/10/2018 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Slams Vermont Ethics Panel

Its really amusing to read all of the comments from the right-wingers on this. Political hit job? Please. Shoddy reporting? Give me a break. Even the extreme right-wingers commenting here have to be able to see that theres an ethical issue with a governor who has these types of ties to a business that makes its money on state government contracts. They're being deliberately obtuse and would be singing a far different tune if the governor were a Dem. But then again, as we've seen time and again on a national level, conservatives are willing to overlook all sorts of ethical, moral and even criminal behavior by their leaders in their quest to fulfill their extreme right-wing agenda.

19 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 10/07/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Watchdog Flags Ethical Issues With Scott's 2016 Business Sale

A politician/crook putting his hands in taxpayers pockets to enrich himself - theres a big shock! Its what they do. Most politicians at Scotts level arent in politics to benefit the people they represent, they are in it to represent and enrich themselves. Scott is no different. This cozy relationship with DuBois Construction and the state has been going on for years. It shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone that Scott is still profiting from that relationship.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 10/04/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Walters: Ehlers Dances Around Gun Restrictions

As usual, Ehlers is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Didnt we all have enough of this dishonest doublespeak during Scummy Shummys administration? Doesnt Vermont want someone who doesnt lie every time they open their mouth?

42 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 08/10/2018 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders' Campaign Has $7.6 Million in Cash

These are interesting comments. On the one hand, you have Philo for whom Sanders can do no wrong. I'm pretty confident that Sanders could murder a small child on Main Street in broad daylight and Philo would find a justification for it. On the other hand you have Ms. Boutin who will assign criminal motives to everything that Sanders does. Of course, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Sanders is no different most other politicians - not a saint or the Antichrist but a somewhat dishonest, and extremely hypocritical self promoter more interested in promoting himself than in actually coming up with realistic solutions for the problems facing his constituents.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 07/17/2018 at 5:13 PM

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