if a typical new home costs anywhere near what The Shires’ cost is, the potential homeowner would need $40,000 in cash for a down payment and closing costs and an annual family income of $87,000. Either of these amounts is beyond the ability of many Vermonters.
Big Labor bosses never believed their own apocalyptic rhetoric about COVID-19. Their real aim is to squeeze even more money out of hard-pressed taxpayers using the threat of keeping schools shuttered for months or even years to come as a blackmail device.
Not surprisingly, the worst violence has occurred in cities where local politicians have at least tacitly supported the rioters. This is completely wrong-headed. Taking criminals off the street and restoring public order must be job No. 1.
Like conservatives of today, Reagan expressed a grave concern that too many Americans saw more government as the solution to their problems, even though by 1964, history had already shown that bigger government actually was the problem.
There is no proof that the Chinese, Russian, Iranian, or any other foreign government changed or interfered with balloting during the 2016 election. Americans ought to be far more concerned about domestic voter fraud and the integrity of state-managed election efforts.
The 2020 general election campaigns are now under way, and it’s time for citizens to smoke out where candidates stand on issues that they will face in 2021, if not sooner.
Yes, that’s apparently a serious question. I spotted a petition yesterday on Change.org innocuously entitled “Change WRJ to River Junction.” Before reading the petition itself, one can deduce that “WRJ” stands for “White River Junction,” a town in central Vermont.
To be sure, these mayors are in favor of reforms to how policing is carried out, but the notion that black communities, especially those dealing with higher levels of crime, want fewer or zero police on the streets, is untrue. The opposite is the case.
You might wonder how Republican Gov. Charlie Baker could support such a bill. He has done so in part because the Supreme Court ordered him to cut back carbon dioxide emissions under that state’s Global Warming Solutions Act.
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Justice for All, the ACLU of Vermont, and several other lobby groups published 10 police-control recommendations in a document entitled “Re-imagining Policing in Vermont.” These merit close scrutiny.
The protests and riots in the streets of American cities have been raging on for months now, and it seems there is no end in sight. But fact is, there exists a very easy fix — if our leadership were only willing to implement it.