ACCD has issued health and safety requirements and procedures for the resumption of businesses such as gyms, fitness centers, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlors, as well as cleaning services and other businesses that require home visits. Addendum 16 also allows social gatherings of 25 people or less.
More than 40 million Americans have filed unemployment claims since mid-March, when state governments across the U.S. began restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including closing businesses deemed nonessential.
The Condos/VPIRG vote-by-mail proposal, if allowed to move forward, will lead to something like 160,000 unclaimed or unwanted ballots just floating around — for any unscrupulous actors to collect, fill out and mail in.
Sen. Benning continued, “I know the excuse is Covid-19 and trying to keep people safe, but as I said to you in my email we have an alternative by way of an absentee ballot that makes perfect sense to cure that problem.”
I have to laugh when I hear members of the Vermont Legislature tell us that their vote-by-mail scheme to send live ballots to everyone on the voter checklist will be free of controversy and fraud because Vermonters certainly don’t try to steal them.
If our political leaders are earnestly taking a “data-based approach,” then why is it OK to ignore this data, and in doing so subject us to irrational and absurd precautionary measures that continue to strangle the economy and demoralize society?
Let’s tax PACs and lobbyists. Taxing would be good for revenue, good for our state, and good for our citizens and republic. Vermont could tax its way to freedom and lead the nation by doing so. What should we call this tax?
Liberty is precious, but paralysis rooted in fear will destroy it. If our leaders continue to ignore the principles upon which it was established, it will soon be lost.
Gov. Phil Scott has fomented the worst economic crisis in Vermont since the Great Depression. He’s sowing fear with bad models. Now there’s a disingenuous bait and switch. There are four remedies we need to take since the governor believes he can extend the state of emergency forever.
As we come out the other side of this, putting policies into place that encourage rapid employment, capital investment in new and old businesses, and entrepreneurial creativity must be our number one priority.
Why did most states decide to lock down when all they had to do, at much less cost to the social fabric and economic life and individual liberty, was to protect those over 65 and the frail?