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Joyce Hottenstein 
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Re: “Right in Rutland: Will Mayor Chris Louras Fall on His Sword for 100 Syrians?

"We don't have a jobs problem," Louras said. "We have a workforce and population problem." Rutland has an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, right around the statewide average of 3.2 and well below the national rate of 5 percent. Biggest lie Louras has told yet. Yes there are jobs here but the welfare porch sitters don't want them because they pay $9 + per hour well below the amount they receive on the dole ($20+). We can't grow business here because the state of Vermont does not permit it. And stop calling him a Republican, he has supported openly the progressive left and the awful governor we have had that has caused jobs and skilled people to leave. The opiate issue is far from resolved and the tax payers have had enough of supporting, via forced charity, 2/3 of the population. And don't forget these refugees who come and make $9 will still get all the government assistance that a citizen will get so they will take out more than they put in. Which maybe one reason Medicaid was in a $30 million deficit this year, expect that to go up next year.

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Posted by Joyce Hottenstein on 06/12/2016 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Senator Unveils Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill

Before they start crafting bills, they need to publisize the report from the delegation they sent to Colorado. We spent a lot of tax dollars to send 4 people to Colorado for them to study the effects of legalization there. WHERE IS THAT REPORT???????? What was discovered? Before we make a decision we need the facts. Will it effect the homeless population here like it did in Colorado? Just because it will bring in money does not mean it will not cost us more int he long run for public services. Substantial increase in ER visits? Where is the data?

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Posted by Joyce Hottenstein on 12/14/2015 at 5:24 PM

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