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Old 12-30-2014, 05:56 PM
 
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Although the dark money is in play, it hasn't yet got to the point where it has polarized Vermont Republicans sufficiently to respect the principle of comity. Just as the Democratic majority voted in the last Republican governor, James Douglas, in his first election, the Republicans will vote for Shumlin in this one.

However, the dark money is gaining more influence, and the next time this happens, it's quite possible the Republicans will destroy the principle.
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Single payer is dead and buried and not coming back.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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Single payer is dead and buried and not coming back.

It will have to eventually, country wide. It is BY FAR the most efficient system as far as delivery, cost, efficiency and most importantly, results.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: wapiti, wy
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never try to teach a pig to sing
you waste your time
and only annoy the pig
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Vermont, New England
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I voted for Shumlin but I regret it now. Should have stayed home. I think it's a remarkable coincidence that he waited until after getting a plurality of votes to tell us that the single payer system was not going to happen.

I think he will magically change his mind on marijuana legalization now that he knows he's going to be in the governor's mansion for the next two years
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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I voted for Shumlin but I regret it now. Should have stayed home. I think it's a remarkable coincidence that he waited until after getting a plurality of votes to tell us that the single payer system was not going to happen.

I think he will magically change his mind on marijuana legalization now that he knows he's going to be in the governor's mansion for the next two years
Two things: First, if you really believed, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that single payer would be financially feasible in our small state, then you weren't paying very close attention; second, there is no Governor's mansion in VT. (That's why Mr Shumlin built a house in East Montpelier and tried to dislodge--no pun intended--his impoverished neighbor, Mr Dodge).

Are you sure you live in VT?
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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The votes are in and, as everybody--literally everybody--expected, Shumlin won reelection.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Vermont, New England
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Two things: First, if you really believed, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that single payer would be financially feasible in our small state, then you weren't paying very close attention; second, there is no Governor's mansion in VT. (That's why Mr Shumlin built a house in East Montpelier and tried to dislodge--no pun intended--his impoverished neighbor, Mr Dodge).

Are you sure you live in VT?
Born in Bennington, live in Manchester. I never said I was an expert on VT politics but Shumlin did say single payer was feasible and I still think it may be, but it will require a lot of sacrifice and hard work.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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I never said I was an expert on VT politics but Shumlin did say single payer was feasible and I still think it may be, but it will require a lot of sacrifice and hard work.
...and it's due to low information voters that charlatans like Mr. Shumlin get elected (and re-elected).
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