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Rama Schneider 
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Re: “Bishop Coyne Pledges Cooperation in St. Joseph's Orphanage Probe

I know this will insult some folks, but this question needs to be asked and answered: At what point should an organization be declared so criminal that it needs to be disbanded by law? Or does the Catholic church and supporters believe that freedom of religious practice allows for child rape and molestation and murder and abuse? For that matter, where are the mass marches standing up for those abused by the Catholic church and supporters (or are those marches reserved for controlling other women's bodies)?

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 09/10/2018 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Names New Vermont Education Secretary

The following, if accurate, does not bode well for Vermont's public education system: 'At the press conference, Scott hinted at a new education spending reform package in the works but offered no details. "We'll first have to get through the election" in November, he said.'

A "new education spending reform package in the works" and we can't talk about it during the election! Is the voting public and press going to let that ride?

16 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Rama Schneider on 08/03/2018 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Vermont House Approves Budget as Governor Digs In

It's the Republicans in the General Assembly who voted FOR the budget they then walked away from when Scott did his veto BS. And now it is the Republicans in the General Assembly and Governor's office who are threatening to shut down government if they don't get their new way - and this "new way" is brand spanking new for the disingenuous, dishonest General Assembly Republicans who have already once voted overwhelmingly for what they now deride.

In short: any government shutdown or automatic tax increases is on the REPUBLICAN politicians.

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 06/06/2018 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Walters: VTGOP Falls Short on Candidates

Quoting Paige: "... this is not how things have worked out in recent years as the Democrats have regularly crossed over and taken Republican ballots in their balloted candidate on the "R" ballot - making their candidate the "winner" in the Republican primary - ...."

First off I want to thank Paige for finally admitting he is nothing more then a paperweight for the Republican Party. Secondly, I would like to see the evidence Paige has to support his calumny.

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 06/01/2018 at 5:41 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

Time to pick your team: our kids and society or the NRA and guns. It really is that simple. @GovPhilScott @gunsensevt @VTdems @VTGOP https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/m…

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 05/19/2018 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Scott Summons Lawmakers to Special Session Next Wednesday

Governor Scott would do well to better understand our political system. There is a separation of powers and decision making for a purpose, and one of those purposes is to assure that a strong handed governor who would prefer to rule by personal decree is not given free reign.

Vermont's state constitution (https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/c…) contains the necessary guidance for an impeachment of our state's Governor; and allowing the state government to shut down over this education spending would be the ultimate in dereliction of duty.

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Posted by Rama Schneider on 05/16/2018 at 5:31 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Talks Compromise But Stands Firm on School Finance

This actually a simple non-conundrum to solve:

1) Go with Governor Scott's call for an extended legislative session. This will give everyone, pro and con on any specific proposal, ample time to explore and air their thoughts.

2) Use the following revenues as one-off funds for keeping property taxes from increasing: the increased tax revenues from the income tax changes made in DC; and whatever current state revenue surplus we're seeing this year from other sources.

All that's needed is to move the effective dates of H.911 back one year and agree to spending more quality time under the dome.

10 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rama Schneider on 05/04/2018 at 6:01 AM

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