GUEST: Con Hogan, Co-Chair of the Washington County Hunger Council and former Sec. of AHS, and Dorigen Keeney, Director of Public Policy and Research for the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger
We hear there are going to be some cuts in Montpelier because of revenue short falls – the cuts are disproportionately affecting those who already are being hurt. Last week at group of 25 organization held a press conference saying no – don’t make up the divergence on the backs of those who need help the most. We should be closing the capital gain exemption
Also word is the the Gov. economic stimulus package wont do as much as he said.
We need good livable jobs in Vermont – costs a rising across the county and here in VT – as industries shift and globalization shifts the economy – we need to make sure economic development is people focused – not just about # of jobs created but what TYPE of jobs – because low-wage jobs benefits no one.
The Governor complains about taxes on the rich; tells anyone who will listen that Vermont is anti-business; and suggests that demographic changes are our biggest problem. These are just excuses.
March 2nd, 2008