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Re: “Two GOP Legislators Renew Push to Ban Teachers' Strikes

This strike is completely unfair to the children of Burlington. The teachers and the administrators should all be docked pay for each day missed, with the money used to pay for substitutes.

And hard to feel sorry for teachers given their average pay is $67,000 per year, and there average retirement pay is $40,000 per year for rest of their life, their medical is paid for rest of life, they get to set asisde $25,000 pretax each year, and they get 12 weeks paid vacation per year. OVERPAID.

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Posted by Scotty Johnston on 09/18/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Two GOP Legislators Renew Push to Ban Teachers' Strikes

This strike is terribly unfair to the great kids of Burlington. The teachers and the administration should be docked pay for each day missed - with the money used to hire substitutes to run the classrooms.

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Posted by Scotty Johnston on 09/18/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “'Til Death Do Us Pay: Legislators Consider Divorcing Alimony Law

The laws of Vermont, particularly vsa 665, are completely rigged against men and their children. It is truly disgusting. There are countless women who remarry but they keep their new husband finances separate and in that way force the first husband to keep supporting paying alimony to support ex wife and the new husband. Even worse, in almost all instances children are stripped of time away from their father in order for more time to be spent with mother, which of course also results in increased child support. So much for equality, apparently equality only applies to transgenders and gays but not to children and their fathers.It's funny how Vermonters pride themselves as defenders of equal rights, yet prevent kids from having access to their very own dad. What a bunch of hypocrites. I would love to hear all the radical Vermont feminist, Defenders of equality, explain why in parenting both parents are not equal in Vermont. Truly a disgusting place.

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Posted by Scotty Johnston on 03/10/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Groups Supporting Burlington Ballot Items Spend $30,000

In order for this to succeed financially, it would seem the project ultimately must generate tens of millions of additional dollars in revenue coming from outside the city limits of Burlington in order to succeed. And what about the Lost Revenue the next few years due to construction downtown? And what about the fact that the internet has disrupted and destroyed many malls across the United States? It seems that Burlington is a fading City because of lack of jobs and exploding government expenses. not because of lack of Office Space. "Build it, and they will come" may not be a sound business model for Burlington!

I'm all for growth of the city, but I wish someone could articulate answers to the above. And please don't say TIF, TIF only works if people from outside the city of Burlington moved into the City of Burlington, and property values don't decrease. Otherwise it's a wash. Please, no more flyers or fluffy economists, just real numbers and answers! Thanks.

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Posted by Scotty Johnston on 11/05/2016 at 4:32 PM

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