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Letter to the editor: Addison-4 GOP candidates better for state's economy

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



When it comes to helping the needy, all legislators know that more handouts and benefits help. Especially they know that increasing those benefits also helps their own careers. Unfortunately most legislators leave it at that. They are not concerned about the careers of the people they are trying to help. But some folks know that beyond a handout these people need a hand up.

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Letter to the editor: Reader asks lawmakers for 'no new taxes' pledge

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



An urgent request to all legislative candidates: No New Taxes. Many of us are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in Vermont. Inflation is relatively low, wages are slowly rising. So, what is the problem? Taxes are rising faster then either of them. Help us to stay in this great state. No New Taxes!

Jim Peabody Sr.

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Description of Trump fits many

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



I read with interest Victor Nuovo’s recent column in the Jan. 25 Addison Independent. It will take me a couple of re-readings to get the gist of his main premise. But, one excerpt in his essay is very clear and that is his very apt description of our current U.S. President. Victor notes that “..he (Trump) is a vulgar populist, an immoralist, a narcissistic celebrity, whose only interest is in self-aggrandizement.”

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Letter to the Editor: Tree cutting was a reasonable act

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



I have been following with interest the ongoing disagreement between the Vorsteveld brothers and officials of the town of Ferrisburgh regarding the cutting of trees in the road right-of-way. Although it will be costly to both the brothers and the town I do hope that the basic question can eventually be brought to the Vermont Supreme Court. The basic question being: aside from providing a course for a public road and, with that, addressing any concurrent safety issues, can the use a right-of-way be controlled by town officials for any other purposes?

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Opinion: How will state pay for 'freebie'?

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



As one might expect from a Democratic Party candidate, one of the centerpieces of Sue Minter’s campaign is a “freebie.” She proposes free tuition for college students that attend the proper colleges and would fund this freebie by increased taxes on out-of-state banks that do business in Vermont. Thus, it would cost Vermont taxpayers nothing. Hah! Where does she think these banks will get the money for the increased taxes?

Jim Peabody, Sr.

Bristol

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Opinion: It's time for a change in Montpelier

Posted on October 17, 2014 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



When you are going to the polls this fall it would be well to consider that, unless there is a significant change in our state government, the same people that have already spent over $70 million on a dysfunctional health care exchange system will be planning and implementing the single-payer health plan for Vermont.

These are also the same crowd that siphoned $21 million from the GMP-CVPS merger. The $21 million that was supposed to be returned to the CVPS customers.

It’s time for a change.

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Opinion: Baser and Mullin deserve chance

Posted on October 1, 2014 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



To the voters of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro:

It’s time for a change. We cannot afford to continue to raise state spending at a rate higher than the economic growth rate of Vermont. Of course we can continue to raise taxes. But that option ends at some point.

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