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Re: “Sue Minter on Her Loss, Gender and What's Next

Sue: You lost because people are tired of the same old liberal rhetoric. Time for people to own up to their responsibilities. Scott offers an "option" - nothing more. The "Shumlin Shuffle" of political favorites from agency to agency needed to end. Cutting the Dem chord at the Gov level will give the public some relief before Scott starts his political favors.

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Posted by Drobin9353 on 12/07/2016 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Peak Power: Burlington Electric Draws Vermont's Top Brass

Yup - more recycled politicals!!! Why nobody else gets a shot at COMPETING is beyond me. BED, CEDO, VT State College System - all well paid parking lots for politicals that can't be bothered competing for positions.

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Posted by Drobin9353 on 11/23/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Council Approves Residency Exemptions for Two Officials

How about the "non-superintendent" superintendent that not only lacks city residency (he relocated from Canada to So. BTV) and STILL lacks legal credentials for his job?

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Posted by Drobin9353 on 06/07/2016 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Hospitals Can Give Millions of Surplus Dollars to Community Groups

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! "Surplus" is accumulated as a result of revenues exceeding program expenses. Private insurance payments likely contribute to the bulk of surplus - public payments (Medicaid, Medicare) are woefully short in paying for actual costs. This "TRANSFER" should be investigated as insurance fraud. The HONEST thing to do would be to apply the surplus to OFFSET NEGOTIATED HOSPITAL BUDGET INCREASES thereby returning the surplus benefit more equitable to users of direct hospital services.
Using this "Robin Hood" approach over the years raiding transportation and education funds to pay for services NOT OTHERWISE SUPPORTED BY THE LEGLSATURE was irresponsible.
At what point do we reduce the public budget to just a few line items that are palatable so as to redistribute "surpluses" by UNELECTED OFFICIALS (political appointees) to needs with merit but NOT PUBLICLY DEBATED and funded on merit.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Drobin9353 on 04/09/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Conflicting Stories: As Staff Shifts, Shumlin Confronts Questions

Who were the other women that applied for and interviewed? At a minimum, Dem or Repub, you cannot deny the APPEARANCE of conflict of interest. Cronism is alive and well on BOTH sides of the isle.
Stupid move Shummi - at least make the selection look legitimate

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Posted by Drobin9353 on 07/22/2015 at 9:08 PM

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