5-12-15 – Look Who Came to Lunch…

by Shayne Spence

Someone once said that in politics victory goes to those who show up. Well, it’s important to see who is showing up in Montpelier. It may explain a few things.

On May Day, the State House was flooded with members of the VSEA, Vermont Workers’ Center, and other progressive organizations, spilling into the building in a flamboyant way.  A large parade of progressives streamed through, carrying brass instruments and drums and effectively shutting down business in the Senate and House of Representatives. Watch the video, as words can’t do justice…

All this activity was aimed at a proposed budget that, in the eyes of the protestors, cuts too deeply.  Our Roll Call Reports will show that the budgets passed by both the House and Senate in fact, increase general fund budgets significantly, 4.9% and 3.9% respectively.

Still, facts don’t matter so much when you have a tuba.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Wendy Wilton May 13, 2015 at 1:21 am

I shouldn’t matter who’s in the halls. The legislators need to be reminded who sent them there. Thanks for following the roll calls!

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jim bulmer May 15, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Once again the vocal MINORITY gets all the ink!!!

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Ralph M McGregor May 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm

They should only allow taxpayers into the room. tht would probably eliminate 80% of them !!

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