Douglas' legacy mixed

Douglas' legacy mixed

There are 10 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Douglas' legacy mixed. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Gov. James Douglas steps down this week, his legacy one of nonstop campaigning, cost-conscious governing and mixed results in eight years as governor.

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so long

Westland, MI

#1 Jan 5, 2011
"Vermont's low rates of home foreclosure, unemployment and bankruptcies." Been around the state much? We are also on the top 10 list for the most hungriest state in the nation.
Thank god this is finally over and he is out the door. He knew if he ran he would of lost due to Vermonters are fed up.
Vt is known for its environmental upkeep and cleanliness, and you did nothing to protect it. Do not say your a Vermonter because you have no pride or took none in the 8 years you were in office. We take pride in those issues, you chose to take none.

In all my years you were the worst Governor on the books.
This Vermonter

Barnet, VT

#2 Jan 5, 2011
Thank you so much Jim Douglas for serving the people of Vermont with class, integrity and grace. You will be greatly missed.
XXX

Springfield, MA

#3 Jan 5, 2011
yes, he was shut down at every turn by the dimbulb legislature, but his efforts were "mixed"?
no, he fought the spendoholics and was out numbered.
the moocher class wins. good luck with that.
Golly

Dover, NH

#4 Jan 5, 2011
so long wrote:
"Vermont's low rates of home foreclosure, unemployment and bankruptcies." Been around the state much? We are also on the top 10 list for the most hungriest state in the nation.
Thank god this is finally over and he is out the door. He knew if he ran he would of lost due to Vermonters are fed up.
Vt is known for its environmental upkeep and cleanliness, and you did nothing to protect it. Do not say your a Vermonter because you have no pride or took none in the 8 years you were in office. We take pride in those issues, you chose to take none.
In all my years you were the worst Governor on the books.
You better come up with a site for this as Vermont is well below the national average for poverty. If we are hungry it is because our economy sucks as the democrats have fought business enhancements for a couple of decades. They fought Douglas in almost everything he did and as a result Shumlin is going to have a real struggle on his hands to keep Vermont out of Bankruptcy.
The Truth

Nashua, NH

#5 Jan 5, 2011
Tell me where Douglas failed on any environmental issues? Does anyone have any specifics that Vermont is worse off environmentally? What exactly did Douglas do or not do to deserve the comments made by the politicians? Near as I can tell Vermont is about the cleanest state in the country even if it is at the expense of the economy.

What is the Lefties idea of things Pristine Poverty? It looks great but you can't eat it and put it in your gas tank.
tom

West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Jan 5, 2011
in four years you'll be saying "So long" to Vermont!
Golly

Dover, NH

#7 Jan 5, 2011
tom wrote:
in four years you'll be saying "So long" to Vermont!
It is happening. Windham county is losing residents. Retired people who can are either moving to NH or Florida to avoid paying income taxes on pensions and IRA and 401k distributions.

Vermont's high taxes and low paying jobs are going to change Vermont in the next decade.
dale

Belfast, ME

#8 Jan 6, 2011
Douglas also proposed a 2011 budget that would have had a $67million dollar shortfall. The dems/progressives weren't happy w/that so they vetoed it. guess what - now ol shummy/shap & the boys are stuck w/a 150million dollar shortfall.

guess that doesn't matter as long as we focus on gay marriage/green issues.

my house can't sell fast enough to get me out of this liberal typhoon. Vermont = laughing stock of the country.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#9 Jan 6, 2011
dale wrote:
Douglas also proposed a 2011 budget that would have had a $67million dollar shortfall. The dems/progressives weren't happy w/that so they vetoed it. guess what - now ol shummy/shap & the boys are stuck w/a 150million dollar shortfall.
guess that doesn't matter as long as we focus on gay marriage/green issues.
my house can't sell fast enough to get me out of this liberal typhoon. Vermont = laughing stock of the country.
Good luck selling your house. The way things are and are going; it will probably take a while. Homes in my area have been on the market 2-3 years. The ones that have sold are foreclosures and/or auctioned off.
This Vermonter

Windsor, VT

#10 Jan 6, 2011
Concerned wrote:
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Good luck selling your house. The way things are and are going; it will probably take a while. Homes in my area have been on the market 2-3 years. The ones that have sold are foreclosures and/or auctioned off.
Except new houses in Vernon. Anywhere else?

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