Letter to the editor: Scott’s economic policies steeped in outdated ideals

Vermont is lucky compared with other states under Republican governors. Gov. Phil Scott is no raving Trumpite!

However, his economic thought reflects old Republican ideas.

He would not consider more social program expenses due to budget worries. Do we want a resilient and intelligent workforce and functioning families?

If so, investment is necessary.

Wealthy Vermonters can afford more taxes to maintain state needs.

Savings can be made in “Corrections” to fund real human services. So-called counseling in jails only prepares people to live in jails. Statistics show more police do not give us less crime.

For more money, look at VTrans. Two examples: Route 7 south of Shelburne is paved three lanes wide, but only two are used; and local state airport expansion serves only wealthy plane owners.

Geoffrey Cobden


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