To the editor: Green Mountain Party a cure to status quo

Are you at all frustrated with the political direction Vermont is currently on? If so, a group of us have formed the Green Mountain Party to address the concerns of so many in Vermont that are being ignored.

Here is a link to our party at the Secretary of State’s office.

Term Limits — eight years or two terms whichever is longer — is standard for our party and we’d push the state to adopt this from select boards to the governor’s office.

Our Seven-point plan is directed at the following:

    1. Ethics – Bring our D- to an A+. Give our ethics commission some money to operate, investigatory powers and enforcement powers. This alone will save us millions and increase efficiency by multiples.
    2. Get Big Money Influence out of state government. We’d heavily tax out-of-state lobbyists and PAC money. PAC money is just legalized bribery funding propaganda and enriching those who peddle the propaganda. We don’t need billionaires running our state — Soros, Koch, Bloomberg. Pick your billionaire, we don’t need them, they don’t even live here.
    3.  Stop the Gross Negligence with our Tax Money. We aim to improve schooling and healthcare. Just a few years ago, we were 25 percent to 40 percent cheaper than today. It’ll be easy when citizens work together and we ignore the lobbyists.
    4. Drugs. Our approach has failed on almost every attempt. We need a concerted focus, multipronged strategy to get this scourge from ruining our society further. Crack babies being born every day in Vermont is just something that doesn’t work for anyone.
    5. Jobs. We have a climate that is not conducive or friendly toward business development and growth. We need a good education for our citizens. We need business education.
    6. Schools. We can do better, and for far less money. The state is gutting our communities and taking control of our towns. Lobbyists have the most power in our state. We can provide a quality college education for 70 percent less than the universities through use of state certified college-level educators and community building use.
    7. Homes. Our current regulatory climate is abusive to anyone earning an average wage. We can efficiently provide an affordable house for less than $600 per month, the cost to rent a studio apartment: 1,000-square-foot, three-bedroom homes at six homes to an acre. We only have to allow and encourage it. No subsidies and no tax money are needed, just a willing heart.

Regular politicians will tell you this is the most important election coming up.

Want our system to change? Help us organize in your town so we can be a significant party in 2018. It only takes three or four people and about 15 minutes.

Does this interest you? Please help us come to your town. We need more towns organized by Jan. 1, 2018. You’ll get more of the same if we continue down our current path. Help change Vermont in a positive direction. Contact us now at 802-496-4470 or info@greenmountainparty.com

Sincerely,

Neil Johnson
State chair
Green Mountain Party
Waitsfield

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  1. Barre Pinske says:

    Free Speech is such a wonderful thing. Our founding fathers created a constitution that keeps all ideas in plain view good ones and bad ones. This truly helps us decide who the wack jobs are and or keep an eye on them because they can and will freely put themselves out there. I personally don’t like conspiracy theories or blaming others, especially the rich, for problems they provably have nothing to do with nore do I find it amusing. I do find a lack of logic, grandiosity, poorly thought through claims and a poor use of language very amusing. Maybe I’m reading it wrong but according to Mr. Johnson our current drug policy is willingly creating a crack baby a day and someone one thinks that policy is working. He also thinks 3 or 4 people and 15 minutes of time can change something. Well, maybe if you are stuck in a snow bank. And why not launch something just before Christmas and New Years with a Jan 1 2018 deadline who’s busy then? It’s often stated that genius is misunderstood trust me this is not one of those times. I’m guessing this guy is as stupid as he sounds!

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