A couple of days ago BP said, “The top one percent captured between half and all income growth between 2009 and 2011.”
That is, the 6000 most wealthy people in Vermont got almost every cent of whatever bounce-back there was from the GOP crash on 2007-2008. We, The People, got what, a slight reduction in the unemployment rate? Oh, yay.
But Shumlin, being a Republican, doesn’t believe that the Vermonters that got all the money should pay one thin dime toward the state’s fiscal woes. He believes that everyone else – except those 6000 – to pay a much, much larger value of their income to fix the problem.
Our Republican governor says that re-opening ratified contracts and taking away cost-of-living increases from those Vermonters that actually work for a living is the only choice. Even just thinking that those 6000 Vermonters who got ALL the money from the economic recovery owe society even a penny are ‘in La-La Land,’ says our Republican Governor.