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Lalo R. 
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Re: “Transient Held After Man Fatally Stabbed on Church Street

I mourn the loss of old Vermont. Once a bastion of New England tradition, hard work and awe, the state has become overrun by flatlanders of a certain ilk (not all flatlanders are at odds with traditional Vermont), and international refugees who've quickly become "empowered" by their newly acquired American status. If you bleeding heart "new" (and you are new) American-born Vermonters knew just a fraction of what is going down with your tax dollars with regard to many of these new arrivals from Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Nepal, etc. you'd be singing a different tune. (I want to emphasize that most of these arrivals are good people, but they are virtually showered with your tax dollars from the moment they arrive and for a long time afterward.) The same holds true for arrivals from other states who want free healthcare, EBT, Burlington Housing (Authority) assistance and more. We've hung a sign on the door inviting everyone who's down on their luck or status in life to come here. At what cost though? I have witnessed the growth and decline of Burlington over the past 35 years. Sure, times change and nothing stays the same, but some problems can be nipped in the bud. Sadly, I have no hope for Burlington in my lifetime. What was once a dignified, beautiful small city by the lake has become a festering welfare state sore destined for disaster.

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Posted by Lalo R. on 04/01/2017 at 12:14 AM

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