BRUCE ROY FOR VERMONT - FOCUS ON VERMONT and WILLISTON
Skyrocketing Cost Of Living for Vermonters
Common Sense & Balance in the Legislature
Vermonters are pushed to the limits on providing basic needs to their families. Daily expenses are out of control.
General Inflation is up over 8%
Groceries are up over 13%
Property taxes are up almost 5% in Williston
Gasoline prices are over $2 per gallon more than they were 18 months ago ($.05 VT tax increase added on July 1)
Green Mountain Health Care Board just approved insurance rate hikes of over 12% for private health insurers and approved across the board price hikes for Vermont hospitals
This winter’s heating bills are forecasted to be at historical highs.
Vermonters currently pay the 10th highest electric rate of the 50 states, despite our electricity source being almost entirely Carbon Free and/or Renewable.
Vermonters Tax Burden is the 4th highest in the USA
Vermont’s Economic Outlook rating is 47th lowest of all states
Vermont State Debt is $4.6 Billion
Vermont State Debt per citizen is $7000
And in the midst of this madness, our current progressive legislature:
Attempted to Pass a CARBON TAX that would ultimately flow higher prices to low and middle class Vermonters trying to heat their homes and drive to work!
Then failed by ONE SINGLE VOTE in overriding the Governor Veto of this CARBON TAX despite Vermont having the lowest carbon dioxide emissions of all 50 US States!
And is entertaining expanding Vermont Sales tax to FOOD and SERVICES!
This makes zero sense when struggling Vermont households are trying to afford the basics for their families. Fiscal Responsibility and Awareness of the real issues facing average Vermonters ARE my CALLs TO ACTION. It is not time to spend more and tax more.