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Commentary: The Ripple Effects from Losing Vermont Yankee

by Meredith Angwin Vermont Yankee will close at the end of the year. I have blogged at Yes Vermont Yankee for five years. It’s hard to even know how to begin...

Commentary: The Coming Administrative State

by John McClaughry The Great Administrative State leads to citizen powerlessness. It will ultimately crush citizen initiative, restrict liberty, and reduce its citizens to subjects. *    ...

Commentary: Gruber Has No Credibility to Vet Single Payer Funding Plan

By Rob Roper Vermonters have been waiting years to find out how the state plans to pay for a $5 billion plus single payer healthcare system that will...

Why Jonathan Gruber Must Be Fired: Vermonters Deserve An Honest “Calculator”

SIGN THE PETITION TO TERMINATE GRUBER’S CONTRACT Have you heard the joke about the crooked accountant? His client asks him what’s two plus two. He get’s up, draws...

Commentary: Four Proposals to Improve Elections

by John McClaughry Now that the 2014 state elections are over, it’s worth looking at how the process might be improved in the future. Here are four proposals. Single...

Commentary: Why Electric Rates Are Rising

by Meredith Angwin  New England electricity is too dependent upon natural gas-fired power plants. And we are about to pay a lot for that dependence.In recent days, several...

Commentary: Medicare’s Future in Vermont: What Does Single Payer Intend?

By Rob Roper There is some confusion out there, particularly among seniors, about what will happen to Medicare if Vermont adopts the single payer healthcare program, Green Mountain...

Common Sense Radio #1 in 11-Noon Time Slot

Congratulations to EAI sponsored Common Sense Radio and hosts Bill Sayre (Tues-Fri)  and Rob Roper (Mon). Common Sense Radio was tied for #1 in it’s 11-noon time slot...

Ten Hard Questions about Single Payer Health Care

1. The proposed single payer system would require tax revenues to replace at least $2 billion in private out of pocket spending and premium costs. What effect would...

“Turning Blue” – A film of Vermont’s political impact on the national stage

“All eyes are on Vermont’s plan for a single-payer system, starting in 2017. If it flies, it will change everything, with many states sure to follow suit by...
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11-25-14 – And The Private Sector Shall Lead Them

Posted by Chris Campion The Vermont Department of Labor recently published the October 2014 unemployment numbers, showing an unemployment rate of 4.4%, matching September’s adjusted rate of 4.4%.  But let...

11-24-14 – Gruber’s Contract Not Really Cancelled

Posted by Shayne Spence Despite the assurance that the now-infamous Jonathan Gruber would no longer be receiving money from his contract with the state of Vermont, it appears...

11-21-14 – Shumlin’s Response to Gruber Fiasco is Very Gruberesque

Posted by Rob Roper The Shumlin Administration announced that they would no longer be paying Jonathan Gruber for his services consulting on the financial feasibility of Green Mountain...

11-20-14 – Afghanistan’s Tainted Legacy

By John J. MetzlerUNITED NATIONS–The time is  ticking as American and NATO forces begin the countdown to military withdrawal from Afghanistan by year’s end.  But as Taliban militants...

11-17-14 – Upside Down Humble Cake

Posted by Chris Campion Putney’s own Peter Shumlin, still not “officially” governor until a legislature likely votes him in, was recently “humbled” by the close election results.  But apparently...

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