Last week the Ethan Allen Institute put on presentation at Sheraton featuring guest speaker Lawrence Reed. He had some very good things to say about how to put Vermont (or any state or locality) back on the right track. The main part of of speech was about seven principles that if followed by everyone involved in crafting policy in government would help improve our economy and way of life as we would be a much freer and more industrious people.
I believe that Burlington Telecom’s current financial situation is a concern for the City of Burlington’s economic health. The city already has so much on it’s plate, I don’t think that it needs the extra burden of trying to keep a risky upstart afloat in an extremely competitive industry such as telecommunications.
Yesterday, EWeek published an article about a Presidential Internet Kill Switch, that would provide the power to the President of the United States to shut down the Internet whenever the President felt there is threat to strategic national interests.
There has been much discussion regarding Obama’s Health Insurance proposal lately. I find most of it disturbing in that it seems to be a big power grab by the government instead of a solution. To name a few problems…
ASR (American Socialism for the Rich) recently interviewed Neil Randall, Libertarian-Republican, Vermont former Representative ’98-’02. During the interview they covered topics such as GM Bailout, Vermont Budget Passes, Libertarianism and the party in Vermont, Dairy Industry/Government, Campaign Finance Reform (Act 64), education, Ron Paul and more.
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An interview with Rob Roper, the Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, on American Socialism for the Rich. In the interview, the following issues are discussed: The Vermont GOP and how it functions in Vermont, the economy (Federal and Vermont), bailouts, stimulus package and our Vermont will use it’s share, inflation, Instant Runoff voting in Vermont and Gay Marriage in Vermont.
It has been recently reported that AIG has paid a significant amount of the bailout money received from the US government as bonuses to executives and trading partners.
Yesterday, I heard some discussion on the Charlie and Ernie show regarding legislative pay. It seems that many people are under the impression that the pay is low and that it shouldn’t be cut like other state employees that are making more than $60,000/year. The argument is that legislative pay is only $625.36/week or $11,256 for 18 weeks or $7.93/hour.
In the video below, Ron Paul speaks about the bailouts and how it’s taking a bad situation and making it worse by adding fuel to the fire. You have companies that have performed poorly with assets they have been entrusted and in doing so the government is rewarding them by taking assets from those who have performed well to give to the underperfomers and some how that will make things better. It just doen’t make sense.