Vermont

New Hampshire, Vermont, Tax Revenue, Tax Capacity, and Values

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2017

Art Woolf, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, has an interesting piece in the Burlington Free Press. Interesting, because it hints at a problem in a context most progressives typically ignore. First, as part of this research professor Woolf reports that as a percentage of total income earned New Hampshire is […]

Read the full article →

Socialist Bernie Sanders Has a Democrat Primary Opponent in Vermont!

by Ed Naile July 10, 2017

In a pathetically liberal state run by New Yorkers and rich Connecticut elites, anyone wishing to run against the establishment must do more than take the Socialist Party Purity Pledge. (New Hampshire has something not similar called the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”) In Vermont, to even stand a chance against a lifetime appointment Senator like Sanders you […]

Read the full article →

The 3 States with the Lowest Violent Crime Rates in the US all Have Constitutional Carry

by Steve MacDonald June 7, 2017

The Three states with the lowest violent crime rate in the United States are Vermont (1), Maine (2), and New Hampshire (3). They have something else in common. They all have constitutional carry. If you’re waiting for the anti-gun-cult left’s “blood in the streets” narrative to come true, you’ll be waiting a long time. They […]

Read the full article →

Vermont Bails on Columbus Day

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2016

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has declared that, at least in 2016, October 10th is Indigenous People’s Day and not Columbus Day. Vermont’s governor has issued a proclamation rebranding Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in honor of the “sacrifice and contributions of the First Peoples of this land,” including the Abenaki, their ancestors and allies. […]

Read the full article →

Bernie’s Wife Ran Vermont College into a Ditch and Left it There.

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2016
Thumbnail image for Bernie’s Wife Ran Vermont College into a Ditch and Left it There.

Heat Street.com is reporting that the wife of a socialist Senator Bernie Sanders drove a college she ran into so much debt it will no longer be able operate. Burlington College announced today that it will close on May 27 after it found itself unable to recover from “the crushing weight of the debt” incurred under […]

Read the full article →

Bernie The High Moral Standard

by Ed Naile July 13, 2015

Crazy lefty Bernie Sanders wants America to apologize for slavery – like every divisive progressive does, except Bernie has some explaining and apologizing himself to do. First of all, being a lifetime resident of elected office and never having had a real job is NOT a position from which one should be demanding others to […]

Read the full article →

Is Clinton Using Shaheen Ground Troops For Oppo on Sanders?

by Steve MacDonald July 2, 2015
Thumbnail image for Is Clinton Using Shaheen Ground Troops For Oppo on Sanders?

Seven Days Vermont is reporting on increase in traffic at the University of Vermont Library. Special Collections has a wealth of material on Bernie Sanders and “people” have been  expressing an interest in seeing it. Two individuals in particular spent some time prowling through the material. One of them, according to the article, was wearing […]

Read the full article →

Shoot-outs In Vermont!

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2015
Thumbnail image for Shoot-outs In Vermont!

“The presence of concealed guns increases the risk that an everyday disagreement will escalate into shootouts,” said Zandra Rice-Hawkins of the (out of state funded progressive)  advocacy group Granite State Progress. I added the “out of state funded progressive” part because that happens to be right on target.  But if Zandra Fruit-loops Hawkins from the […]

Read the full article →

Is Jeanne Shaheen ‘Really’ Interested in Looking Out For Vets?

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
Thumbnail image for Is Jeanne Shaheen ‘Really’ Interested in Looking Out For Vets?

You remember that VA Accountability Bill that flew through the US House with bi-partisan support?  It died in the US Senate, at the hands of Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat Independent – VT.   Sanders chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  The bill, a whopping 351 words long (words, not pages) would have made it possible to […]

Read the full article →

The Cost of ‘Free’ Health Care

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Cost of ‘Free’ Health Care

Vermont has embarked on a mission to create a single payer system.  They voted for it but have yet to pass a bill to pay for it.  I wonder why? “…Act 48 required Vermont to create a single-payer system by 2017, the state hasn’t drafted a bill spelling out how to raise the additional $1.6 […]

Read the full article →

Strong Reliance on Property Taxes Still A Winner For New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2014
Thumbnail image for Strong Reliance on Property Taxes Still A Winner For New Hampshire

I have long remarked on how the relying on property taxes keeps the total tax burden down because when you see the taxes you pay in a lump sum (or two lump sums) you are more likely to inquire as to why you are paying that much and to what end.  This ‘interest’ in the […]

Read the full article →

Vote Fraud – In Pictures “Free Shuttle 8am – 7 pm”

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2014
Thumbnail image for Vote Fraud – In Pictures “Free Shuttle 8am – 7 pm”

In November 2012, there was some vote fraud.  I know Democrats are denying it, but it is true.  People who should not have voted in the swing state of New Hampshire came here and voted.  Democrats conspired and planned it, statewide. Don’t believe me?  Dozens of blogs identifying them was not enough?  Names, places, connections, […]

Read the full article →

Coming to a state nearby….

by Susan Olsen October 26, 2013

H/T Weasel Zippers

Read the full article →

The Economic Power Of New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2011

I’m a strong supporter of Vermont’s sovereign right to hold the line on taxes, and for them to try because of New Hampshire–well, it doesn’t get much better than that. It is as if we are projecting economic power throughout the region.

Read the full article →