Most people don’t begrudge government assistance for the sick and disabled, the elderly, or single parents with kids. But most people who work expect that able-bodied adults, not disabled or elderly, need to quit loafing and start working.
Federal government efforts to improve education have been dismal. Even if there were a constitutional basis for its involvement, the federal government is simply ill-positioned to determine what education policies will best serve the diverse local communities across our vast nation.
If the youth is taught to hate our past, disparage man for destroying the planet, and blame someone else for their predicament, how will they ever cope in life?
The latest and greatest sin is the fire-and-brimstone evil of scorching the Earth via our collective consumption, for which will be imposed a regressive, ineffective, inefficient tax. It is called “the carbon tax.”
If it costs nearly $100 million just to upgrade eight miles of track, what do you think it will cost to build up passenger rail infrastructure to the point where it is actually convenient and useful enough for a critical mass of people to realistically give up driving cars?
Under the rule, some able-bodied adults without dependents who have received aid for more than three months would be required to take a job; if a job is not immediately available, recipients would be required to undertake training, perform community service work or at least look for a job.
The Legislature has created a new board to be known as the Sunset Advisory Board to evaluate the other boards and to make recommendations regarding their continuation. We can always hope that they will do the right thing for Vermonters and will recommend decommissioning the unneeded boards.
Is it at all possible to just step back and see the climate crisis with some perspective? Yes, there are serious climate issues impacting the world’s geography — in cities, oceans and air. Here in Vermont we are not in a crisis situation — far from it.
Vermont’s carbon dioxide emissions from all sources are about 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. Just one 1600 Mw Chinese coal plant would produce about as much CO2 in a year as all CO2 emissions in Vermont.
It’s that time of year again when Congress provokes the issue of expired or soon-to-expire energy tax credits. Tax credits and other such subsidies distort markets and grossly misinform renewable energy companies about actual customer demand.
Students can now go online and see how much debt the average student graduates with in a certain degree program, along with expected starting salaries. The results indicate that choosing a major matters immensely, especially when relying on federal student loans.