This report is by state Rep. Charles Wilson, the House representative for Caledonia-3. He is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency, and Forestry.
There seems to be some praise and some criticism of my reports. I seek to criticize no one, but report on the actions of the state of Vermont and its agenda. Most obvious is the absence of the voice of the people. (Or are we to believe the state of Vermont knows what we need or even dream of?)
There seems to be a huge push in testimony from the state of Vermont in the H.165 bill concerning “universal school meals” to be made permanent, and endless schemes to make the program seem feasible — but will end up as more unwanted taxes on our citizens. Added to this is the battle over school choice and independent schools that could close Lyndon Institute and downgrade St. Johnsbury Academy to prep school status. The real awful threat is that our high school students from Lyndon, Sheffield, Wheelock, Sutton, Newark, Burke and other area schools would have no high school to go to — a tragic loss to them and our entire area. Not only are student populations in public school education at an all-time low, but the teachers unions take as much money as they can from taxpayers to feed their agendas and salaries. The bottom line is always money, not quality education.
Make no mistake, illegal aliens under the name of “new Americans” and other names are flowing into Vermont through our northern border at an alarming rate. Our Vermont Constitution is also being manipulated to allow municipal voting rights to all noncitizens as well. There is much talk of a housing shortage in Vermont but first, where have all our workers gone? Who is buying all the homes and land now? Vermont is becoming a divided, illogical welfare state while the rich pay. It was said of liberty and freedom that “those who had the most, did the least to perform it.”
House bill H.89 — the health care bill for transgender care and surgeries that taxpayers will pay for — was moved along on Thursday, Feb. 9 in a mighty display of “one party rule” politics. Anything is OK now in Vermont.
The solution to all these things listed is to let the Democrat/Progressive/socialists meet the fate of this old saying: “if a herd of buffalo is heading for a cliff, don’t get in their way, but just let them fall.” Then we hope we can put things into common sense again.
We have a right to disagree and do what we believe within the law, but in the state Legislature we take an oath to not do anything knowingly to hurt people, which includes taxing people to death. Beware: Socialism is the first step to a world-wide transition to state-controlled communism.