A new agenda for Vermont
My name is Ben Mitchell, and I am the Liberty Union candidate for lieutenant governor in the state of Vermont. My basic platform is to take control of our state resources back into the hands of the people.
1. Free the money: We need to end the stranglehold of the financial sector on the global economy. Vermont needs a state-owned credit union to provide financing to small businesses. As for the thieves who wrecked the economy, any outstanding private loan for which the interest and fees exceeded the principal will be null and void.
2. Free the sick: Take insurance out of medicine. We should triple the number of students admitted to Vermont medical schools. We pay for their education, and in return they work for the state for five years after the residency.
3. Socialized energy: We need solar panels and windmills on every building. Energy is too important to leave to the fallacy of the “free market.” They are killing our planet.
4. Free the pot heads: Vermont should be the Amsterdam of the U.S. It is good for farms and would solve many financial problems of the state. Prohibition doesn’t work.
5. Build a sustainable local economy: Many in Vermonters support the effort to eat local foods, buy local products and shop in locally owned stores. It is time for the state to recognize the intelligence of this approach and join in with all of its resources.
6. Money out of elections: I support the Buddy Roemer plan in which each voter has a $50 voucher to be allocated to the candidates of his or her choice. Furthermore, I believe that individuals or corporations who try to buy the election should be incarcerated.
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