The president’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget achieves common-sense savings throughout the federal government, while investing in areas crucial to our nation’s future.
Vermont’s economy needs a systemic change. This is why I support a Universal Basic Income. Basic income is uniquely positioned to place a floor under working families through a period of great displacement. It enables individuals to follow their bliss and pursue work that can feed their souls.
“By most traditional measures, the economy is stronger than it’s been in over three decades, especially where job creation is concerned,” Pete Roff, Newsweek’s Contributing Editor, said. “More people are working, and because real wages are rising, they have the ‘hope,’ finally, that Obama promised but found so hard to deliver.”
At the start of both a new year and a new decade, Vermont’s future looks uncertain as its resident population ages, young people scatter out of state, and few businesses of consequence are being lured to the Green Mountain State.
Now that Daily Kos has been mugged by the government, maybe their experience will inspire some empathy with other employers and employees victimized by “arbitrary,” “unfeasible,” “nonsensical” laws coming out of governments ostensibly to protect us from ourselves.
I look for improvement as a result of the next election but the corrective action, even if it was applied today, would take a generation or two to really manifest to a point of being significantly noticeable. Time to clean house corner to corner, and wall to wall, and at 109 State St., Montpelier.
In the 16th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses workforce development with Gov. Phil Scott and Dennis Moynihan, programs director at Vermont Innovation Commons.
The most economically free state in the U.S. is New Hampshire, followed by Florida, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas, according to the report. The least economically free state is New York, followed by West Virginia, Alaska, Vermont and Oregon.
Despite chronic bad news about luring new businesses and higher-salary jobs to their state, Vermonters finally have something to feel good about: The Green Mountain State has been ranked in the top 10 best states for middle-class aspirations.
Conservatives and Republicans surveyed mentioned the state’s expensive housing, high taxes, and liberal political culture as their primary reasons for wanting to leave California, according to the study conducted for the Los Angeles Times.
About 35 million Americans still have holiday credit card debt left over from last year, according to WalletHub’s 2019 Holiday Shopping Survey. The personal finance site projects consumers will spend as much as $1.1 trillion this holiday season.