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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Spring Cleaning the State House

Last week the 2007-2008 Vermont General Assembly Biennium reached its climax and adjourned. The mainstream party leaders praised their members for jobs well done despite leaving Vermonters, the environment, labor, education and health care dangling on morsels left over from years past. So much time and baseless words mouthed; nevertheless they have just conceded to the powers above and capitulated to the principles of an obstructionist governor.

For the last few months I have worked beneath the Golden Dome, and upon entering my service I had a sense of hope for the potential promise of success. Unfortunately, despite working with a few highly intelligent and dedicated individuals, I soon found out that there is no room for logic or intelligence in these halls, just baseless partisan rhetoric and politics as usual.

So Vermont is left with weakened environmental laws, dilapidated roads, costly health care, and a spiraling downward economy. But hey, at least there is one benefit from the Legislature adjourning early, and that is they can not screw anything else up. Luckily for now, Montpelier is returning to its quite small town feel. Just in time and by coincidence, Montpelierites had their cleansing ceremony on the State House lawn this past Sunday. The picture above is from “All Species Day” a celebration of the coming of spring, but how appropriate that it came the day after the legislature adjourned. Maybe, this year will bring new things, and for once the traditional party politics of obstruction and denial will give way to a progressive agenda looking out for the people’s agenda and not some egotistical power grab.

Robb Kidd

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix


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