Tom Licata has started a new website, VermontTaxRevolt.org. Tom Licata is a Burlington Resident, Republican and former city councilor candidate who is trying to do something about the high tax burden, jobs growth and high costs of living in Vermont. He has promoted the campaign in the Burlington Free Press and word has been spreading through people emailing friends and family.
The purpose of the site is to send the Governor and Legislature a message about taxes. The message is:
Our unsustainable and oppressive tax burdens need to be addressed with a comprehensive, Long-Term Economic Plan. One that provides a roadmap of hope and opportunity through economic and productivity growth, leading to the kind of quality job growth and affordable living standards all Vermonters deserve.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe the governor or legislature will pay too much attention to the campaign. However, I think it’s a great way to get people thinking about the problems within the state and for people to see how many others feel the same way.
I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Licata use the site/campaign to launch a statewide campaign for office at some point in the near future. Licata is certainly gathering a lot of data on people through the petition signups that believe in what he is campaigning on. It would seem that he could easily turn the petition signers into campaign supporters.