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Re: “Walters: Scott, Hallquist Draw Clear Contrasts in Second Debate

He asserted that boosting the economy will bring organic wage growth instead of an "artificial" boost in the minimum wage.

Does Scott really believe this nonsense? Corporate profits continue to hit record highs as they have for years but wages remain stagnant for the vast majority of people. Business puts those profits only in the pockets of their shareholders and executives, not their workforce. Scott is being disengenuous at best.

That being said, I dont believe that a $30,000+ per annum minimum wage is reasonable or warranted but what were doing now isnt working and simply pretending that wages will increase equitably with a stronger economy is just absurd.

Scott is just trying to sell more extreme right-wing pablum in the hopes that well buy it.

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Posted by Roy on 10/11/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Backseat Driver? In Gov. Phil Scott's Administration, Chief of Staff Jason Gibbs Takes the Wheel

This shouldnt come as a surprise. Gov.
Gibbs is a nasty, mean spirited, extreme right-wing political operative who will lie, cheat, and manipulate everyone in order to push an extreme right-wing agenda. Hes known for this and thats why Gov. Scott hired him. Hes smarter and meaner than Scott but they both have the same agenda. This facade that Scott has put up as a nice, affable, centrist kind of guy is just fake. He is, like all conservatives, driven only by hate and greed.

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Posted by Roy on 10/10/2018 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Slams Vermont Ethics Panel

Its really amusing to read all of the comments from the right-wingers on this. Political hit job? Please. Shoddy reporting? Give me a break. Even the extreme right-wingers commenting here have to be able to see that theres an ethical issue with a governor who has these types of ties to a business that makes its money on state government contracts. They're being deliberately obtuse and would be singing a far different tune if the governor were a Dem. But then again, as we've seen time and again on a national level, conservatives are willing to overlook all sorts of ethical, moral and even criminal behavior by their leaders in their quest to fulfill their extreme right-wing agenda.

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Posted by Roy on 10/07/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Watchdog Flags Ethical Issues With Scott's 2016 Business Sale

A politician/crook putting his hands in taxpayers pockets to enrich himself - theres a big shock! Its what they do. Most politicians at Scotts level arent in politics to benefit the people they represent, they are in it to represent and enrich themselves. Scott is no different. This cozy relationship with DuBois Construction and the state has been going on for years. It shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone that Scott is still profiting from that relationship.

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Posted by Roy on 10/04/2018 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Walters: Ehlers Dances Around Gun Restrictions

As usual, Ehlers is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Didnt we all have enough of this dishonest doublespeak during Scummy Shummys administration? Doesnt Vermont want someone who doesnt lie every time they open their mouth?

42 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 08/10/2018 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders' Campaign Has $7.6 Million in Cash

These are interesting comments. On the one hand, you have Philo for whom Sanders can do no wrong. I'm pretty confident that Sanders could murder a small child on Main Street in broad daylight and Philo would find a justification for it. On the other hand you have Ms. Boutin who will assign criminal motives to everything that Sanders does. Of course, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Sanders is no different most other politicians - not a saint or the Antichrist but a somewhat dishonest, and extremely hypocritical self promoter more interested in promoting himself than in actually coming up with realistic solutions for the problems facing his constituents.

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Posted by Roy on 07/17/2018 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Leahy: Trump's Supreme Court Pick 'More Than Frightening'

Kavanaugh is, like the rest of the conservatives on the court, a neo-Fascist. He and the extreme right justices are little more than highly educated skinheads in black robes intent on pushing the far rights agenda no matter the cost or how many people get hurt. They are driven, not by reasonable constitutional interpretation but by hate and greed, to support a platform that places corporate interests above all else, that espouses racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia and one that will ensure a never ending extreme-right congressional majority by rulings of tortured legal logic that allow unfettered cash donations to far right candidates, upholding partisan gerrymandering in favor of the far right and diluting or eliminating all election law that protect the voting rights of minority voters. These are not honorable men intent on preserving justice in the United States, they are men for whom honesty and integrity take a back seat to their own, extreme personal political agendas. Justice for all is an ideal that is now dead in these (dis)United States and the myth of an independent judiciary has been shattered for good.

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Posted by Roy on 07/11/2018 at 6:09 AM

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