Our state is truly suffering with the good ole boy club, aka nepotism. A friend of mine turned me onto money trails in Vermont, and it’s a sordid mess. However, our problems are solved by better ethics. A major criterion for ethics grading is being able to follow the money. Vermont earned a D- in ethics.
Vermont is struggling with accounting and accountability. The Jay Peak EB-5 scandal is the tip of our ice berg.
In business co-mingling or misappropriation of funds is highly frowned upon. You can get fired and/or go to jail. Government, however, moves money from one program to another and nobody thinks twice. It’s why Vermont can’t get a handle of our budgets and taxing. It’s almost like a Ponzi scheme.
Legalizing marijuana is an example of nepotism set up by lobbyists. They will set up legalized and protected drug cartels sanctioned by their friends in office. Lobbyists call these cartels cooperatives, but don’t be fooled; all drugs will be sold through select cooperatives and select stores run by – the lobbyists! Marijuana will be a perfect East Coast monopoly.
The governor wants this passed at any cost, all pushed by lobbyists who helped draft the bills! As a token response to public outcry, Vermont throws a bone – you can grow two plants, for $150.