Given the economic conditions already facing the Vermont business community, a legislative spending spree would further threaten the economic sustainability of our communities. Unfortunately, the sentiment among some legislators appears to be that we can spend our way out of several crises. We’ve all become far too comfortable using our aging population as a talking point, instead of a precipice for decisive change. Our demographic crisis is deeply aligned with the inability of people to afford to move here or to stay.
We need action that corrects systems that are not working instead of increasing taxation on residents and businesses. In doing so, we can secure Vermont’s future as a vibrant and welcoming place for all, today and tomorrow.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
Vice President of Government Affairs