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Commentary: Vermont’s Fiscal Future – Cloudy at Best
by John McClaughry The Shumlin administration is touting its “conservative fiscal policies” – but there are at least six unavoidable and daunting fiscal issues for 2015. * ...
Press Release: Vermont Labor Force Participation Is Decreasing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 7, 2014 According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not only is Vermont’s labor force shrinking on the whole, but fewer...
Commentary: Health Care Mutual Aid
by John McClaughry A recurring argument of those favoring a government takeover of any large sector of the economy – such as health care – is “the free...
Commentary: Will This Be Our Last Free Election?
by Rob Roper On Sept. 11, 54 U.S. senators voted along party lines to amend the U.S. Constitution so as to essentially do away with the First Amendment. The effort...
Commentary: Facing the School Property Tax Monster
By John McClaughry Homestead school property tax rates have increased in each of the past four years. The “solution” debate omes down to command-and-control versus freedom. * ...
Commentary: Poll Shows Vermonters Support Right to Work – For Good Reason
by Rob Roper Over 85% of Vermonters agree that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union....
McClaughry in NRO Online – The First Single-Payer Domino
If the health-care experiment fails in Vermont, it would send shock waves nationwide. By John McClaughry, National Review Online, July 15, 2014 As Obamacare, beset with calamities, enters its...
2013-14 Legislator Roll Call Profiles
Your representatives in Montpelier are there to, as the name suggests, represent you in the capitol. Do your representatives’ votes represent how you would vote if you were...
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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10-21-14 – Phil Scott’s Soviet-model Education Plan
posted by John McClaughry After four years of avoiding taking a clear position on any issue that I can remember, Lt. Governor Phil Scott finally stepped up and announced...
10-20-14 – To Have And To Have More
posted by Chris Campion Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, when not busily touting the successes of his single-payer campaign, recently spoke about how vital the tourism industry is to Vermont, and...
10-15-14 – Teachers Love School Choice – For Themselves
posted by Rob Roper The Stowe school board announced this week that a long-time benefit for teachers who live out of town is about to end – school...
10-15-14 – Hong Kong’s Lessons for Taiwan
By John J. MetzlerUNITED NATIONS–Hong Kong has always been a city of contrasts. Wealth, a free economy, a feisty media, and the rule of law, have always contrasted...
10-13-14 – Obscenity Redefined
posted by Chris Campion The Senator with the most obscene haircut in 2014 recently complained, again, about the “incredible and obscene” level of wealth inequality in the US. Despite...
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