Watch out, Vermont — our favorite Wall Street skrillionaire Bruce Lisman is on the prowl!
The co-founder and sole funder of the putatively nonpartisan Campaign for Vermont is scheduled to appear on WDEV’s Mark Johnson Show Monday morning at 9. For those desiring a few pearls of Lisdom, WDEV broadcasts on 96.1 FM and 550 AM. The AM signal has quite a wide reach. WDEV offers a live stream of its weekday morning programs. Otherwise, Mark posts podcasts of selected shows — and I’m sure this will be one of them — at his own website.
Will Mark ask Lisman why the Democrats are so mad at him? WIll Bruce be forced to explain his inexplicable description of the 2008 crash as “this thing that happened”? Tune in and find out!
And on February 19, Lisman continues his Cookies and Condescension Tour with a stop in Middlebury. There will be a panel discussion including local businesspeople and representatives of nonprofit organizations — the latter, seemingly, an attempt to slap the Lipstick of Compassion on Lisman’s economic pig. Because although charitable concerns will have their say, Lisman says,
“My ultimate goal for these forums is to lead a discussion about advancing non-partisan policies that will help us build an economy where no one is left behind and everyone can prosper.”
Yep, it’s all about the money. And about “leading the discussion.” And convincing as many Vermonters as possible to drink the Lisman Kool-Aid with their complimentary cookie:
“This inclusive statewide dialogue is another step toward building a larger, more diverse and independent grassroots coalition to advance much-needed, non-partisan reforms to build an economy where poverty steadily declines, wages steadily rise, and everyone has the opportunity to prosper.”
We all know Lisman has very strong opinions on how to build an economy where everybody is happy: loosen the shackles binding the free market, lower taxes on “job creators,” and let the prosperity flow.
Sounds too good to be true.