Senate candidates spar over VY, budget

Full story: Brattleboro Reformer

Four candidates for the county's two open Senate seats sparred Thursday night in a live broadcast on Brattleboro Community Television.
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Clean it up

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#1
Oct 2, 2010
 
Hello Mrs. White. Could you please explain to me why it is you believe that successful people should be penalized with an additional tax burden simply because they decided to apply themselves, get an education, and work for a living? I am fed up to my eyeballs with the "liberal" (progressive) agenda to tax people to death who decided to actually work for a living. I have no idea when some people in this country decided that they are entitled to someone elses money, and I do not know why people in politics think it is OK to tax the s**t out of hard working people. Let them make their own decisions on whom to help.
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#2
Oct 2, 2010
 
Here's a link to a VT PBS video:

http://video.vpt.org/video/1601345657

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

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#3
Oct 2, 2010
 
"Dubie, Shumlin clash over energy"
video of debate & link to VT Press Bureau You Tube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/vermontpressburea...
Ethan Allen

Williston, VT

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#4
Oct 2, 2010
 
northstardust wrote:
"Dubie, Shumlin clash over energy"
video of debate & link to VT Press Bureau You Tube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/vermontpressburea...
Do we really have to show Shumlin's interview on Fox news again......tsk tsk.

http://atomicinsights.blogspot.com/2010/03/ve...

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

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#5
Oct 2, 2010
 
More lies!

AnyoneButDubie's Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AnyoneButDubie
snake oil

Waterville, ME

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#6
Oct 2, 2010
 
northstardust wrote:
More lies!
AnyoneButDubie's Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/AnyoneButDubie
I suggest you take a viagra, it's not healthy to be so frustrated.
scammer

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#7
Oct 2, 2010
 
"Green Mountain Future" is a sham & illegal. They are being investigated by the VT Attorney General’s Office for mail fraud and multiple violations of campaign laws as I type. Will the Reformer carry the story? It's doubtful.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

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S. Londonderry VT

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Oct 2, 2010
 
snake oil wrote:
<quoted text>I suggest you take a viagra, it's not healthy to be so frustrated.
Project much? My husband & I doing just fine.

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S. Londonderry VT

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Oct 2, 2010
 
On a roll I see. Three alts on one thread w/8 comments.
but stardust

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Oct 2, 2010
 
northstardust wrote:
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Project much? My husband & I doing just fine.
Are you infering that I am against Gay Marriag? Well I am not....so better get some soon, you need it.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

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S. Londonderry VT

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Oct 2, 2010
 
but stardust wrote:
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Are you infering that I am against Gay Marriag? Well I am not....so better get some soon, you need it.
Nice nasty dig. No surprises here, just a part of who you really are.

Against gay marriage? Speak for yourself bigot boy. I simply do not care what other ppl do it makes no difference. Whatever. Live & let live.

What do your hatreds have to do with topic or thread. Nothing, simply exposing them & your creepiness.

Doing a great job, keep up the good work.
Yourarbiter

Dover, NH

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#12
Oct 2, 2010
 
I think White is working part time and should go and get another job. By working only part time she is not earning enough money and thereby isn't paying her fair share of income taxes. Come on White go and get a job and pay your fair share.

Why should someone who takes a second job pay more taxes. Why should white pay less simply because her hubby makes it possible for her to work part time.
Scott

Dover, NH

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Oct 2, 2010
 
No news here, this is just another 'choice' between the lesser of the evils, and depends mainly on which side of the VY issue you're on.

(1) The pro-bigger govt. liberal incumbant who admitted in the previous forum to being a compromiser (although she used a synonym for it),

(2) The globalist multi-millionaire limousine liberal who doesn't need the job and feigns care about our state sovereignty and rights while belonging to a powerful elite society which openly is bent on destroying most all sovereignty and individual freedom,
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(3 + 4?) Corum or Cooke, whoever, whatever as if it matters-whichever right winger will be most supported by the republicans, those supposed small govt. conservatives that usually are really just phony neocon types and support bigger police state 'War on Terror'(on our rights) garbage.

At a previous forum in Marlboro, Cooke told the libs that they must put up with VY staying in operation for its revenue to pay for the (socialist)'health care' they want. She said:
“There will be no universal health care without Vermont Yankee,” said Cooke.
-I say fine, we don't need socialized 'health care' anymore than what we already have with the VHAP/Dr. Dinosaur programs--- and we don't need VY either!

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Oct 2, 2010
 
Well you seem to talk as you have it all figured out Scott. You talk like an expert on the candidates. Well except the fact that you think Hilary Cooke is a woman, and in fact is not. It is Mr. Hilary Cooke.
So you may want to make sure you know more then just what you have read in the Reformer. You may actually want to do some research. Maybe even call the candidates and talk to them personally.
Scott

Dover, NH

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Oct 2, 2010
 
hhmmmmmmmmmmm wrote:
Well you seem to talk as you have it all figured out Scott. You talk like an expert on the candidates. Well except the fact that you think Hilary Cooke is a woman, and in fact is not. It is Mr. Hilary Cooke.
So you may want to make sure you know more then just what you have read in the Reformer. You may actually want to do some research. Maybe even call the candidates and talk to them personally.
-yes I forgot it was a he, and I couldn't care less, my point is still true- that it really doesn't friggin matter. I didn't go to that forum which I quoted from, only the other one at the American Legion where Cooke wasn't at. I did talk to one of the candidates, the one who insulted my intelligence by claiming that the subversive anti-American globalist secret society he belongs to is 'Just a boring talk group". I don't find talk all that treasonous "new world order" talk by shadow govt. corporatist insiders with undue influence to be boring. Their '1984' like agenda must be countered with 1776 patriotism, but trying to get sheeple to wake up to the truth and and think about what really matters is like trying to 'lead a horse to water'.

I've done all the research I need to do to know which one is best 'choice' in this 'race'- the None of the Above choice. If there was a Constitution Party candidate in the mix, a pro-freedom/anti-socialist one who's also for shutting down the old cracked rust bucket nuke then there would be a choice, but we're only headed toward more Big Govt. which comes with more Big Brother and less freedom for all thanks to the sheeple of both left and right wings - two wings of the same evil bird. google 'Left Right Paradigm' to understand what most of y'all are stuck in.
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Oct 2, 2010
 
Scott wrote:
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-yes I forgot it was a he, and I couldn't care less, my point is still true- that it really doesn't friggin matter. I didn't go to that forum which I quoted from, only the other one at the American Legion where Cooke wasn't at. I did talk to one of the candidates, the one who insulted my intelligence by claiming that the subversive anti-American globalist secret society he belongs to is 'Just a boring talk group". I don't find talk all that treasonous "new world order" talk by shadow govt. corporatist insiders with undue influence to be boring. Their '1984' like agenda must be countered with 1776 patriotism, but trying to get sheeple to wake up to the truth and and think about what really matters is like trying to 'lead a horse to water'.
I've done all the research I need to do to know which one is best 'choice' in this 'race'- the None of the Above choice. If there was a Constitution Party candidate in the mix, a pro-freedom/anti-socialist one who's also for shutting down the old cracked rust bucket nuke then there would be a choice, but we're only headed toward more Big Govt. which comes with more Big Brother and less freedom for all thanks to the sheeple of both left and right wings - two wings of the same evil bird. google 'Left Right Paradigm' to understand what most of y'all are stuck in.
Wow a lot of labels. How about just going with the flow and electing the candidates who don't think that more taxes are ok. Especially since Vermont already is the highest taxed state in the country.

Umm that would be Cooke and Corum.
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Oct 3, 2010
 
Northstar dust is a moron. I would not line my birdcage with this rag of a paper.
Scott

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Oct 3, 2010
 
Yourarbiter wrote:
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Wow a lot of labels. How about just going with the flow and electing the candidates who don't think that more taxes are ok. Especially since Vermont already is the highest taxed state in the country.
Umm that would be Cooke and Corum.
-I didn't create the labels used by the mainstream, in fact I constantly point out how the 'right' and 'left' are the two camps that the corporatist media and political talk gatekeepers use- THEY herd and corral the sheeple into them yet the awoken can break free of the paradigm/matrix/box they are led to think inside of. Vote for the 'right' winger in this 'race' just cuz they're supposedly for less taxes? Not when they're also neocon loving hypocrites and also support Big Brother garbage in their way and support the continued operation of that old cracked and collapsing and leaking rust bucket of a nuke plant, no thanks. I'll probably hold my nose and vote for the lesser of the evils which will be the incumbant.
Scott

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Oct 3, 2010
 
as good truthful political talkers like Alex Jones say- "It's not about Right vs. Left but Right vs. Wrong"

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Oct 4, 2010
 
Yourarbiter wrote:
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Wow a lot of labels. How about just going with the flow and electing the candidates who don't think that more taxes are ok. Especially since Vermont already is the highest taxed state in the country.
Umm that would be Cooke and Corum.
Spoken like a good cow. Going w/the flow aka herding wonderful advice for livestock.

There are things we have no control over. Those that we do are in our best interest to make ourselves, or someone else will to do it for us. Pure folly if you don't know where it's going, can also lead straight up Shyt Creek.

Dubie will raise taxes on the on every property owner by dumping $40,000,000.00 in general fund liabilities on to property taxes.

This means those who are not homeowners would also pay more since rental & leased housing will simply charge more to recoup the loss.

He also supports ending income sensitivity. Low income property tax owners would pay even more. This includes the working poor & elderly.

Those taxes you are claiming will be cut are for the 1300 wealthiest VTers, on the backs of all other taxpayers. As you can see the rest of us will just end up paying more to cover it since the revenue which must be made up must come from somewhere.

Shumlin is interested in cutting bureaucracies.

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