Roper to head Ethan Allen Institute

Rob Roper, former chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, has been appointed president of the conservative think-tank Ethan Allen Institute.

The institute has been quieter in the last year or so than it would like to be with foounding President John McLaughrey trying to retire, Roper said. He hopes to change that.

Roper said that with his paid gig he plans to get out and hold educational meetings in libraries and with local clubs and to be at the Statehouse talking to legislators, spreading the message of a free market economy.

He said the institute is putting together a new website and plans to hit social media.

Roper said he expects the message to resonate when Gov. Peter Shumlin has to say how he’ll pay for universal health care. Whether it’s through a payroll tax, a sales tax or an income tax, he said, there’s going to be outcry.

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