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Re: “Vermont House to Convene for Coronavirus Relief, Consider Remote Voting

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I want everyone to be safe and healthy but on the other, I’m feeling like our legislature should go to work like many, many other Vermonters who are still required to go to work in an office setting. When the Gov gives a “stay at home” order then the legislature should stay at home but until then they have a job to do, they are not special nor should they get any consideration not given to the average Vermonter.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy on 03/23/2020 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Sanders Skips Key Vote on Coronavirus Rescue Package

Sanders shirks his job and bloviates to his dimwitted supporters while Rome burns. Is anyone actually surprised?

100 likes, 36 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/23/2020 at 5:33 AM

Re: “Vermont Faces 'Staggering' State Budget Shortfall

Yep Hoffer, facts do matter and state spending was out of control 20 years ago too. If you honestly don’t believe that state policy, state spending and our high taxation are making this state unaffordable, then it really is time for a new auditor - one that’s able to put two and two together and use common sense and logic rather than extreme left wing “feel good” prog nonsense.. Further, Doug, snotty, snarky, nasty responses to constituents isn’t effective in persuading anyone that you are right. It just points out the kind of person you are. So now Dougie, how about you present the facts that you have that this state is not overspending, that taxes aren’t high in comparison to a average wages and that Vermont isn’t becoming more and more unaffordable for most Vermonters. You could at least try and hide your contempt for anyone and everyone that doesn’t agree with you, but then again, that isnt your way is it?

28 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/22/2020 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Vermont Faces 'Staggering' State Budget Shortfall

After years of profligate state spending, and the introduction of new state programs almost every year that suck up more and more of taxpayers heard earned income it’s not surprising that any kind of external disaster, in this case a pandemic, would result in dire financial straits for Vermonters. Had the dimwits in Montpelier been more fiscally responsible we would be in better, though probably not great, shape.
With its anti-business, anti-development philosophy, Vermont has created a state that looks like one big forested park but one where most people are living paycheck to paycheck, paying exorbitant prices for housing with stagnant wages, and unable to save for emergencies such as Covid-19.
We’ve created a state where most people are unable to provide economic security for themselves and their families. We wanted a state that eschewed progress and now we’re seeing the result. It’s not going to be pretty.
But hey, we can all go outside and look at a pristine, unused and undeveloped field of weeds as we and our neighbors go broke.

39 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/22/2020 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Childcare Centers Close — But Want Parents to Keep Paying

So, consumers should pay for services (very expensive services) that they are not going to receive so that business owners don’t have to dig deep into their own pockets to pay their employees? So. Are these same business owners planning on sharing their profits when this all ends? No, more than likely not.

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/17/2020 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Scott Shutters Bars, Restaurants for at Least Several Weeks

Yep because bars and restaurants are the biggest culprits, right? According to a memo from Suzanne Young, the Secretary of Administration to VSEA (you can see a copy of the memo on VSEA’s website) the only people that need to worry about COVID-19 are the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions and apparently it’s the Scott administrations belief that anyone outside of those 2 risk groups are perfectly fine and in no danger and able to gather and go to work so why close schools and small businesses? if Scott and his merry band of flying monkeys aren’t sending state government employees home to work remotely, why are they ordering the closing of small, local private business? It’s a weak-knee’d and arbitrary response from an administration way out if it’s depth and Sec. Young’s callous response is indicative of the Administrations contempt for the state workforce and it also would indicate that for all the Governors voiced concern for Vermont small business he’s just really crying crocodile tears.

4 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/17/2020 at 10:33 AM

Re: “After String of Losses, Sanders Says He’ll Remain in Race

Why is this a surprise? Sanders is and always has been a bitter, vindictive, and totally self absorbed POS who set out to destroy the Democratic Party

32 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/11/2020 at 2:11 PM

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