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Galbraith wants to bring world view to state issues

There are 21 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Oct 30, 2010, titled Galbraith wants to bring world view to state issues. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

As I travel around Windham County, I encounter many businesses, working families, retirees and students who are just barely hanging on.

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Cecelia Blair

Bellows Falls, VT

#1 Oct 30, 2010
What a clear exposition and helpful perspective on what good government policy might do for the future of Vermont! We do indeed need to play to our strengths, and to whatever extent we can succeed, could become a promising example to other states also seeking ways to wrestle out of the coils of economic collapse and turmoil.
Bauer

South Hadley, MA

#2 Oct 30, 2010
Any relation?
Joe

Belmont, VT

#3 Oct 30, 2010
Translation, get cell service in high speed internet and you vermont peasants will have more rich people to doing yard work for. Property care takers to be servants to the rich.

Vermont needs to lower the cost of living, lower the cost of housing and lower taxes so the cost of doing business is lower and the cost of living is lower for average people.

Catering to some city slickers looking to work from a rural home does little to benefit the average vermonter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Farm_ (film)
Stanley

Dover, NH

#4 Oct 30, 2010
You say Vermont has reached it's capacity to pay taxes. Well thank god you know that. Vermont is the highest taxes state in the country.

But how are we going to pay for single payer? You,Shumlin and all the other democrats keep on saying it but never talk about how to pay for it. We obviously can't.

You talk about Obamacare bringing affordability to health care. If that is so why do we need single payer.

The truth is you are just talking the smack of the democratic party line. You have no real plans to do anything but talk.

Instead of bringing a "world view" to Vermont why not bring someone with capital to start a business that will provide real jobs. We don't need a world view we need real jobs.

Vote for any republican on Tuesday. The Democrats had their chance and they blew it.
Pee Party

Brattleboro, VT

#5 Oct 30, 2010
Galbraith talks like a brainy snob. I don't like a candidate who knows too much. I want someone like us, who used short words we can understand, and not too many of them. It helps if they have an accent like the country music stars CDs they sell at WalMart. Those songs about trucks and false lovers & all that. We need leaders who can talk to us like that, not guys like Galbraith with all there education and knowing so much stuff. There out of touch with the people.
Angelo

Fall River, MA

#6 Oct 30, 2010
Has Anyone asked Peter about the KURDS MONEY SCANDAL??? How he will get 5% of the oil revenues in Tawke oil field..How Peter and his son Andrew has set up a company called PORCUPINE. Set this company up in Delaware so they would not have to pay Vermont taxes...check it out on boston.com ..

Wht hasn't any Vermont media come out with this story..If Peter could do this to the KURDS,,,what can he do to the VERMONTERS???? Just Askin...

Angelo--Middlesex Vermont
Stanley

Dover, NH

#7 Oct 30, 2010
Pee Party wrote:
Galbraith talks like a brainy snob. I don't like a candidate who knows too much. I want someone like us, who used short words we can understand, and not too many of them. It helps if they have an accent like the country music stars CDs they sell at WalMart. Those songs about trucks and false lovers & all that. We need leaders who can talk to us like that, not guys like Galbraith with all there education and knowing so much stuff. There out of touch with the people.
Galbraith's father made a prediction in the early 1970's. He predicted that someday Vermont would be a place for rich people and the jobs left here would be service jobs for the rich people who live here and the rich people who visit. Of course he was wrong as there are very few rich people who live here since the taxes have risen too high. He was right though because the jobs left here are mostly service type jobs.

I think you have Galbraith wrong. I don't think he talks particularly or overly educated. He does say things that indicate he does not really know what it is like to live and try and survive in Vermont. He is, like Shumlin, part of the rich aristocracy. They inherited their money and so don't have a real good sense about what it takes to earn it.

Every been to a pee party Pee Party?
Stanley

Dover, NH

#8 Oct 30, 2010
Joe wrote:
Translation, get cell service in high speed internet and you vermont peasants will have more rich people to doing yard work for. Property care takers to be servants to the rich.
Vermont needs to lower the cost of living, lower the cost of housing and lower taxes so the cost of doing business is lower and the cost of living is lower for average people.
Catering to some city slickers looking to work from a rural home does little to benefit the average vermonter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Farm_ (film)
Actually Joe I'll take the jobs that rich people bring too as long as we can have some real work. I don't think we will have to worry about since the taxes are so high that rich people don't choose to live here. New Hampshire with it's low taxes has twice as many people, as a percentage of the population, making over $250,000. NH is much more successful in attracting rich people as Vermont is.

Drives a bunch of Vermont liberals crazy when I say that because they believe in the Vermont Myth.

Mythology like religion evokes strong emotion when the tenants of the mythology are challenged.
truly

Boston, MA

#9 Oct 30, 2010
Peter Galbraith is the right man for the time to bring Vermont back to its roots and build on its strengths and reverse the abuses of the past 10 years. This is the first candidate to speak the truth plainly.
Morgan

United States

#10 Oct 30, 2010
Stanley wrote:
You say Vermont has reached it's capacity to pay taxes. Well thank god you know that. Vermont is the highest taxes state in the country.
But how are we going to pay for single payer? You,Shumlin and all the other democrats keep on saying it but never talk about how to pay for it. We obviously can't.
You talk about Obamacare bringing affordability to health care. If that is so why do we need single payer.
The truth is you are just talking the smack of the democratic party line. You have no real plans to do anything but talk.
Instead of bringing a "world view" to Vermont why not bring someone with capital to start a business that will provide real jobs. We don't need a world view we need real jobs.
Vote for any republican on Tuesday. The Democrats had their chance and they blew it.
You're making too much sense stanley, except the part about voting for republicans only, as some of them are scum. And we don't need jobs so bad as to have to put up with that ticking time bomb called Vermont Yankee running after 2012. We already have VHAP and Dr. Dinosaur for those in need of "healthcare" (which is not a human nor condstitutional right!) That's enough socialism. Letting the federal government run "healthcare" is NOT what freedom loving Americans want. Nothing comes "free" from the government without strings. For one thing, as the courts are finally saying, forcing anyone to have to pay anything toward Obamacare as their plan has been called unconstitutional.-
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
http://mnfmi.org/2010/10/19/federal-judge-oba...
Pee Party

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Oct 30, 2010
Morgan wrote:
Letting the federal government run "healthcare" is NOT what freedom loving Americans want
Damn right! If I don't want affordable health care, who the hell is the federal government to tell me I need it? We're free, and that means no socialism. If I want to keep paying an increasing proportion of my income to big insurance companies, that's a small price to pay for freedom!
Stanley

Dover, NH

#12 Oct 30, 2010
Pee Party wrote:
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Damn right! If I don't want affordable health care, who the hell is the federal government to tell me I need it? We're free, and that means no socialism. If I want to keep paying an increasing proportion of my income to big insurance companies, that's a small price to pay for freedom!
There you go again!! Just because the democrats said it was going to be affordable doesn't mean it will be. Affordable for people who get it for free. For the rest of us it will be less affordable.

Your sarcasm isn't playing that well. New Clear.
Stanley

Dover, NH

#13 Oct 30, 2010
Morgan wrote:
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You're making too much sense stanley, except the part about voting for republicans only, as some of them are scum. And we don't need jobs so bad as to have to put up with that ticking time bomb called Vermont Yankee running after 2012. We already have VHAP and Dr. Dinosaur for those in need of "healthcare" (which is not a human nor condstitutional right!) That's enough socialism. Letting the federal government run "healthcare" is NOT what freedom loving Americans want. Nothing comes "free" from the government without strings. For one thing, as the courts are finally saying, forcing anyone to have to pay anything toward Obamacare as their plan has been called unconstitutional.-
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
http://mnfmi.org/2010/10/19/federal-judge-oba...
I actually plan on voting for people in both parties Tuesday. Voted for both parties in every election I can remember back to 1982. Prior to that I voted strictly democratic.
Relicensing VY is strictly about safety. If it is unsafe shut it down. I just don't think Peter Shumlin and a bunch of other politicians should be making that determination without hearing from the NRC.
I also don't mean to imply any change in the existing health care system was necessary. Spot changes to take care of the uninsured, high risk pools and tort reform would have done the job quite nicely. I don't think our existing health care system was in need of total reform when we had 280 million people insured and of that number 80% said they though their insurance was good to excellent.

I just think voting republican right now is a pendulum swing in the face of liberals and progressives and a wake up call for all pols that the people really control what the government can do.
Morgan

United States

#14 Oct 30, 2010
"I just don't think Peter Shumlin and a bunch of other politicians should be making that determination without hearing from the NRC."
-Letting that quasi-govt. agency the NRC have the final say over VY runs afowl of our State rights, it's like the way we let that other quasi-government entity called the Federal Reserve run our money system- a prescription for tyranny. No one in either quasi-govt. group is elected/unelectable by us. Same goes for the IRS. We fought the damn Brits (our previous govt.) for less eggregious tramplings of our freedoms.
Stanley

Dover, NH

#15 Oct 30, 2010
Morgan wrote:
"I just don't think Peter Shumlin and a bunch of other politicians should be making that determination without hearing from the NRC."
-Letting that quasi-govt. agency the NRC have the final say over VY runs afowl of our State rights, it's like the way we let that other quasi-government entity called the Federal Reserve run our money system- a prescription for tyranny. No one in either quasi-govt. group is elected/unelectable by us. Same goes for the IRS. We fought the damn Brits (our previous govt.) for less eggregious tramplings of our freedoms.
The problem with your argument is that the NRC, no matter what you think abot "quasi-government entity" is the only technical organization on the fiels that has any motive to be impartial. This argument has been thrashed and thrashed on these comment threads but no one has ever answered the question, to my satisfaction at least, who is better to judge VY than the NRC? Certainly not Peter Shumlin.
Joe

Belmont, VT

#16 Oct 30, 2010
Pee Party wrote:
<quoted text>
Damn right! If I don't want affordable health care, who the hell is the federal government to tell me I need it? We're free, and that means no socialism. If I want to keep paying an increasing proportion of my income to big insurance companies, that's a small price to pay for freedom!
Flower child you worried your days of mooching might be drawing to an end? LOL
Pee Party

Brattleboro, VT

#18 Oct 31, 2010
Morgan wrote:
Letting that quasi-govt. agency the NRC have the final say over VY runs afowl of our State rights, it's like the way we let that other quasi-government entity called the Federal Reserve run our money system- a prescription for tyranny. No one in either quasi-govt. group is elected/unelectable by us. Same goes for the IRS. We fought the damn Brits (our previous govt.) for less eggregious tramplings of our freedoms.
Here here! We did fight a revolution against the tyranny of government, but a new tyranny has grown up again. It's time to abolish the NRC and any other quasi-government agency that infringes on the freedom of energy companies.

It's time to abolish the Federal Reserve and its manipulation of our monetary system. It's the Federal Reserve that prints and supports the U.S. dollar. Eliminate all of it! The barter system worked for thousands of years, why did we ever abandon it?

And the IRS, which takes our money for nothing, like a thief - abolish it! Without money, the government would have to disappear. I don't need a government, I need freedom! I've got my guns and my cabin and my supply of matches and lamp oil, I can manage just fine without government and all its tyrannical institutions!
Stanley

Dover, NH

#19 Oct 31, 2010
Pee Party wrote:
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Here here! We did fight a revolution against the tyranny of government, but a new tyranny has grown up again. It's time to abolish the NRC and any other quasi-government agency that infringes on the freedom of energy companies.
It's time to abolish the Federal Reserve and its manipulation of our monetary system. It's the Federal Reserve that prints and supports the U.S. dollar. Eliminate all of it! The barter system worked for thousands of years, why did we ever abandon it?
And the IRS, which takes our money for nothing, like a thief - abolish it! Without money, the government would have to disappear. I don't need a government, I need freedom! I've got my guns and my cabin and my supply of matches and lamp oil, I can manage just fine without government and all its tyrannical institutions!
More sarcastic bombast born of the involutntary recongition by you of the failure of your personal political point of view as evidenced by the crushing defeat of democrats this Tuesday. Poor you.

I have to admit your sarcasm is better written than your straight stuff. Funnier although not original since it is straight out of Colbert's playbook.
Fission Fan

Westland, MI

#20 Oct 31, 2010
Pee Party wrote:
<quoted text>I don't need a government, I need freedom! I've got my guns and my cabin and my supply of matches and lamp oil
So you've got a garden too right? You can't hunt all your food, you'll need to grow some. Or are you planning to use your guns to just steal from others? And you have musket loaders and the tools knowledge to make your own black powder? Because in a complete collapse, you'll run out of modern ammunition eventually. And your supply of lamp oil, you've got an infinite source?

Anyways, are you also a Communist? You know the ultimate goal of Communism included non government at all:

Wikipedia: "In the schema of historical materialism, communism is the idea of a free society with no division or alienation, where mankind is free from oppression and scarcity. A communist society would have no governments."

Socialism was just a stage, and has never really been reached by any nation. And even the Soviet Union never actually got near being "Communist", or really even Socialist.

True Anarchy is another possible step or ending in your goal. Feudalism is also a possibility, though neither one really much fun for most folks.

Seems like you need some sort of slow set of steps rather than a sudden disappearance of government. The sudden loss of the structure behind our highway operations, air traffic control, military, schools, and much more? Americans would not do very well in such a quick change. So whats your plan for how it could happen?
Scott

Danvers, MA

#21 Oct 31, 2010
"Galbraith wants to bring world view to state issues"
-translation: CFR member Galbraith who is a globalist as are all CFR members, wants a "New World Order'(their term) and to achieve that they admit their need to destroy all sovereignty (national sovereignty certainly but also state's like Vermont's) and even do end runs around the Constitution. The Council on Foreign Relations and their key members have made that abundantly clear in their publications like Foreign Affairs magazine and in talks & speeches by members like Bush Sr. and both Clintons and globalists like Rockefeller & Kissinger of course. To be a CFR member and deny the subversive anti-nationalism agenda of it is like being a KKK member with a white hood on and trying to insist that the group is not racist. This multi-millionare limousine liberal globalist needs a swift boot i the a ss and out the door. His own famous dad John Kenneth Galbraith was also a CFR member but resigned in disgust at the way the group has such undue power & influence, which is not the American way. Research the CFR and how it isn't just right wingers like Goldwater and the J Birch Society that have spoken out against it but also those on the left like the socialist Michael Perenti in his book 'Democracy for the Few' rails against it sounding like the Bircher's.
The only thing I can agree on with Peter is that VY needs to be shut down 2012. If more republicans agreed rather than supporting VY I would vote for them more but I will never support a member of an anti-American subversive secret society member, not Galbraith or Hebert who is a Freemason and very pro-nuke. In the senate race I will hold my nose and vote only for J White. In the Gov. race I won't vote for the lefty pro-abortion Shumlin nor righty and pro-nuke douche Dubie, I think I'll vote for Emily Peyton, she at least knows what's wrong with the so-called 'money' and ways we can all get around the unconstituttional "Federal" Reserve Ponzi scheme (run by CFR members!)afflicting our country since 1913. No one else seems to give a damn about that major issue, nor about how these 'wars' we've been in from Korea to Iraq & Afghanistan are unconstitutionally enacted.

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