THIS IS MY WHY,
THEY ARE MY EVERYTHING
TAXES AND AFFORDABILITY
Every year the Vermont spending budget increases while the population dwindles. People and families are leaving Vermont because of the unaffordable cost of living. Those of us sticking it out are experiencing an ever increasing personal tax burden each year. The Vermont tax payer is not a bottomless piggy bank split open for the spending whims of our legislatures.
BUSINESSES AND JOBS
The business climate of Vermont does not support the eager hardworking people looking for quality jobs. Vermont has consistently ranked among one of the worst states in the country for small business. Over 90% of Vermont businesses are considered small businesses and are essential to a viable economy and populace. Erroneous legislation is pushing out existing businesses and discouraging new ones, making it increasingly difficult for every person hoping to make a living in this beautiful state.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SAFETY
There is a lot that Vermont is doing right for our children, our educators and supporting faculty. There is also room for improvement on all fronts. Balancing quality, security and cost is absolutely paramount.
Vermont ranks 4th overall on this list of States With The Best Schools. We have the highest per pupil spending as well as the smallest student/teacher ratio and highest graduation rate in the country.