Vermont Economy at a Glance

  • FY12 Budget Shortfall: $176 million, or 14%
    • One Family's Share: $1,132
  • Population: 621,760   Unemployment Rate: 6.2%   Poverty Rate: 9.4%
  • Median Household Income: $50,619
  • Potential Public Revenue from tax on natural resource extraction: $1,2 Billion / year
    • One Family's Share: $7,720 yearly
    • Currently collected by corporations tax-free
  • Cumulative Afghan & Iraq War Cost to Vermont:
    • $1,724,493,495 ...Not counting the cost of the illegal war in Libya!
    • One Family's Share: $11,904
Full Documentation on the Cost of War to Vermont families courtesy of CostOfWar.com.
May 182012
 
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Calling all Liberty-loving Vermonters!

Here’s your chance to take a positive stand for Liberty, and the future of our children and grandchildren.

If you are waiting for a President, Congress, Governor Shumlin or our sitting VT legislators to fix all of our growing political and economic problems, to restore our freedoms and livelihoods, you will still be waiting when hell freezes over.

We have got to fix the situation ourselves, with grit and courage.

There is a simple and dramatic way to get real change in Vermont and from here to change the Nation:

The Vermont Thirty is a coalition of Independent candidates, running together for ALL 30 SEATS in the VT Senate. –Retire the entire sitting Senate!– The Senate will be full of US!

And remember this: A majority of the VT Senate can say NO to anything a governor or the President or the Congress wants to shove down our throats. That “NO” includes NO to higher taxes, oppressive regulation, borrowing, debt, corporate power, austerity, Agenda 21 and other restrictions on freedom and opportunity… And we will find a way to stand against these brutal wars, occupations and rapid centralization. Small is beautiful. And effective.

Just say yes, and we’ll all say “no” together, and make our “no” stick.

Say “yes”, to a new life for business, farms, and attractive opportunities for our children to make a life in Vermont. Yes, to local solutions and THE POWER OF YOU in your Legislature and your town….Yes to that kind of Revolution in Vermont this year!

Revolution 2012 in VermontAnd since such a thing as 30 INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR EVERY SEAT in a state Senate has never been done before… we will be noticed and written about by the press, both here in VT and nationally. And our run will catch fire! And the people will rise with us.

Join us! We will have fun while we say what needs saying and then do what needs doing. Let us pledge ourselves to being politically “outragious” because BOREDOM IS DEATH. So is fear.

Governors and Presidents do not make laws or vote on laws. Only legislators do that. (So now you understand why corporate criminals have focused on buying up Congress and our legislatures for so long.) Our congressional delegation utters platitudes about ending the wars, and then all three vote for continued funding of those wars. Politics 101.

To break the corporate hold on us, WE THE PEOPLE WILL BECOME THE VERMONT SENATE. Then you will see if the VT House, the Governor, Congress or the corporations and their lobbyists can keep us down. They cannot! Join us. Run with us at them all.

Support for Viable Vermont Candidates

    Vermonters for Liberty will provide support and resources for viable, electable local Liberty Candidates who are serious about winning this coming election. Talk about where you stand. More details as the campaigns unfold. In 2012, you will not be alone!

Your declared candidacy includes the following:

How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform

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Great salary & perks for part time work

  • $604.79/week during session, plus $112 per day for special sessions or interim committee meetings, year ’round
  • As much as $152 a week for mileage — even when you catch a ride with fellow lawmakers or lobbyists, according to Seven Days
  • $61 daily meal allowance in your pocket, whether you spend it or not
  • In 2005 Act 66 provided for legislative salaries to increase annually by a cost of living index

What you have to do

  • Download the CONSENT OF CANDIDATE and Petition form from the Secretary of State’s website:
    http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2012IndPartyConsentandNomNewDate.pdf
  • Get at least 100 signatures from registered voters in your district. I try to get at least 150 in case some signatures are challenged for being illegible to the clerk.
  • Both forms are due in the Office of the Secretary of State not before TUESDAY, May 29, 2012 and no later than 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, June 14, 2012.
  • Enjoy the campaign support of others doing the same
Join The Vermont 30

We are in need of campaign volunteers, musicians, artists, professionals, and a talented campaign manager. Please click the sign to find out more, or to join up!

The government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation, or community, and not for the particular emolument or advantage of any single person, family, or set of persons… that the community hath an indubitable, unalienable and indefeasible right, to reform or alter government, in such manner as shall be, by that community, judge most conducive to the public weal.

-Vermont Constitution, Article 7

Jun 142011
 
Maine Passes Resolution on Food Sovereignty

RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Legislature now assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, and in recognition of our State’s proud agricultural heritage, take this opportunity to oppose any federal statute, law or regulation that attempts to threaten our basic human right to save seed and grow, process, consume and exchange food and farm products within the State of Maine.

Mar 312011
 
Montpelier Duty-Bound to Nullify

The Vermont Legislature is bound not only by its duty to the people that they pledge to represent, but by the Vermont Constitution… to nullify federal interference in the freedom of Vermonters. This includes our freedom to grow the crops that we wish, where and when we wish, to distribute, process our food and to educate others in the wisdom and skills of local food.