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David Z 
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Re: “After Challenge From Ehlers, Hallquist Swears Off Corporate Campaign Money

Job- The difference is that a union PAC has a process of who to support through a democratic process in the union. So everyone has a voice in how the union decision is made. In a corporation, the employees have no voice is the decision making of the corporation with respect to political contributions. That is a significant difference. Also, a corporations responsibility is to the shareholders, not the employees (by definition for those corporations that are publicly traded), so again, the decision of the corporation is not necessarily in the interests of the employees. These are significant differences. So to put them in the same category is not accurate.

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Posted by David Z on 08/07/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Obituary: Eric Woodman Rozendaal, 1967-2018

A neighbor and friend in the Intervale. A neighbor and friend on our farms in Starksboro and Hinesburg. A neighbor and friend at the farmers market. A terrible loss for all of us in the food/agricultural community and the broader communities that he touched and made more wonderful all around the world.

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Posted by David Z on 07/18/2018 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Starksboro Farmer Eric Rozendaal Has Died at 51

Lots of love from the farming and broader community to his family. Such a sudden loss and way too soon.

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Posted by David Z on 07/12/2018 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Vermont State Budget, Tax Bills

John, I like a lot of your thoughts. Except that the legislature did set the tax rates to reflect the votes of the locals at 1.5% There is no extra increase on the property tax beyond what covers the local votes. So there is less posturing than you think. They then used the surplus funds to do exactly what you indicate. Fill the reserve funds and then pay off past obligations. In fact, the revenue and spending prior to the there being a surplus was balanced. It is the surplus that is allowing for the reserves to be filled and the obligations to be paid. I am glad you agree with the budget that passed unanimously in the Senate (7 Republicans) and overwhelmingly in the House (with nearly all the Republicans). The only game now is whether those who voted for the budget will suddenly not do so because of partisan politics and not wanting to embarrass the Governor.

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Posted by David Z on 05/28/2018 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Farmers Expand CSAs With New Monetary Options

I would like to clarify something that we did not make clear to Sally. The bonus on our shares is from our farmers market prices. Those are already 20-30% lower than typical retail prices for organic vegetables and meats. So the combined value is approximately 40% better than buying the same food at local stores. As people are busier, we figured try to make CSA a more flexible option, that way folks can get the savings and the connection, while still maintaining the flexibility of not being locked in to one location one day a week.

Posted by David Z on 04/08/2018 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Vermont Lawmakers Float Carbon-Combating Proposals

knowyourassumptions. Actually, I got home and read the article (as I assume you did. I see you read it within 25 minutes of its being posted, I was a whole hour later!!!), and was interested to read what people thought in response to the proposals (I actually read comments to see what people think and check back to see if they are dis-proportionally liked or not), and thought I would have a little fun. I am saddened that in the world of internet comments, people can not appreciate a little fun (at both myself as well as you for often zinging me). I never google my name, I don't have time to, but I do read information (articles, and reports etc. etc.) and I try to have a little fun once in a while. I thought I was making a little fun at both of us. Ahh well, now I know how well people can sense (or not) a little humor.

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Posted by David Z on 04/11/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Vermont Lawmakers Float Carbon-Combating Proposals

@knowyourassumptions Thank you for putting my name (Zuckerman) with Bernie. Helps with the name recognition : )

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Posted by David Z on 04/10/2017 at 7:25 PM

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