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Vermont politics

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by artsci, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. artsci

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    I love Vermont. As an added advantage you have Bernie Sanders, the most progressive Senator in a very long time. In fact he's the first senator in 6 decades who's an admitted socialist. Better yet, you're the home of Ben & Jerry's!:)
     
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    That's an advantage?
     
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    Yes, if you believe, as I do, that we need a wider range of views from right to left, represented in the US Senate. Right now nearly all of the power is clustered to the right of center. And this is going off topic, so I'll shut up.
     
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    Vermont is a state of contrasts, and our politics cover the gamut. Fortunately, we all get along pretty well. We have unusually effective representation at the state and federal level. Everyone is held accountable. We still have Town Meeting Day throughout the state, where an average person can stand up and be heard. Pretty powerful stuff.
     
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    How so?

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    Surely the red/blue thing does not sufficiently represent how the Senate approaches decisions of critical import. Many Democrats are extremely cautious about going too far from the center. Witness how the Dodd-Frank bill, weak to begin with, has been watered down to the point where it's now almost completely toothless. Legislation on climate change is a non-starter. It's a very long list. And this will me my last post on politics for a thread on photography:)
     
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    I see we have a new thread. Tip-o-the-hat to the Mod.
     

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