Charity on May 18th, 2009

The Vermont Legislature will be back for a special session next month to deal with the state budget.
In the meantime, certain members of the legislature would be well served to read the WSJ piece, Soak the Rich, Lose the Rich.
As the title implies, the column focuses on the consequences for states that solve their budget [...]

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Charity on April 22nd, 2009

I want to wrap up the Tea Party talk and, hopefully, address all of the issues that I left out of the last post and touch on the ones that were raised in the comments there.
I found out this morning that Bill Simmon and Steve Benen talked about my tea party post on their Poli-Sci-Fi [...]

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Charity on April 16th, 2009

There is a lot of anger and hatred around the internet about the Tax Day Tea Parties.  There is also a lot of misinformation.  Most of it started as a deliberate mis-information campaign to discredit the movement, but it has taken on a life of its own, being repeated as fact by people who really [...]

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Charity on April 15th, 2009

I was in Montpelier today for one of two tea parties in Vermont.  The crowd was a little bigger than the “23 confused looking folks” predicted by VDB.
Here’s a look at the crowd, via video.  I have to warn you, it is a little shaky.  I was trying to navigate my way through the crowd, [...]

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Charity on April 14th, 2009

Just a reminder that there will be a tax day “Tea Party” protest tomorrow in Montpelier.  She’s Right will be on the scene taking video to post.
The event will be taking place on the State House lawn from noon – 2:00.
From the facebook page:
Matt Cropp, of VT Campaign For Liberty, American Socialism for the Rich [...]

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Charity on April 23rd, 2008

Update: The checks are going out ahead of schedule. 
Stimulus check that is.
Well, in the mail soon, anyway. The first payments go out May 2. You can view the whole stimulus payment schedule at the IRS website.
A while back, Rep. Peter Welch sent out a constituent mailing about the stimulus checks, among other things. [...]

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Charity on February 5th, 2008

Apparently Hell has frozen over because the new contributor over at Vermont Tiger thinks the proposed plastic bag tax in Vermont is a good idea.
Either that or they are loosening their editorial standards over there.
I jest.
I have no problem with the intended result of this bill – to curb the use of plastic bags (or [...]

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Charity on December 7th, 2007

A Vermont State Representative’s message to VT businesses: Sure you are living with the fifth-highest tax burden in the country, but if you complain about it, basically you just are admitting that you are bad corporate citizens.
Okay, so that was a paraphrase. Here’s the real quote.
“When business generally whines about the high tax burden, [...]

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Charity on October 19th, 2007

Tonight on She’s Right, I talked with Tom Licata, founder of Vermont Tax Revolt.
I would like to encourage all of my Vermont readers to take a look at Tom’s site. Especially the page entitled, “Vermont’s Economic & Demographic Crisis: Its Symptoms.” It really puts in perspective the financial obligations that Vermont is facing [...]

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Charity on October 16th, 2007

Vermont Tiger has a post up that explains tax paying and tax cuts using a beer analogy. Because, hey, who doesn’t like to go out for a beer?
Go check it out.
Did I mention that She’s Right loves Vermont Tiger?

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