Heat pump almost tripled electric bill, constituent of NEK senator says – Senator [NEK Republican Russ] Ingalls, thank you for your steadfastness in delaying the AHA bill.
My wife Mary Ann and I are Richford voters and your stance is especially important because we’ve tried the heat pump means of warming our home.
In the Spring and Fall seasons, the cost of warming with the pumps was tolerable but last heating season we attempted to heat our home with the pumps and in one month including just two days of subzero temps, the cost of electrical usage increased from $150 to $395 in a months time with Vermont Electric Coop.
My wife is teaching and I’m on Social Security disability and even with both incomes, we had to discontinue heating with the pumps and return to propane heat in the Winter months, on a $200 per month budget plan payment, much more affordable for us.
How on earth can anyone, especially the aged and disabled, afford to ever be able to heat their homes for these types of costs?
Those in support of AHA seem to have either a very limited understanding of the dire effects their AHA will cause to all Vermont home heaters, or it seems, they simply don’t care.
Your continued efforts in trying to enact feasible and caring moves resulting in a lowered carbon emissions means of keeping warm are greatly appreciated by your constituents. – Rod Sanborn, Richford
It’s questionable…. that Biden’s support for Ukraine has anything at all to do with freedom.
If Joe Biden stood for freedom, he would not have tried to impose vaccine mandates.
If Joe Biden stood for freedom, he and John McCain and Victoria Nuland would not have worked to overthrow a democratically-elected government in Ukraine in 2014, thereby sparking a civil war.
If Joe Biden stood for freedom, he would’ve supported the Ukrainian separatists who wanted no part of the government full of Neo-Nazis that was installed in Kyiv. (“Article 1 (2) [of the UN Charter] establishes that one of the main purposes of the United Nations, and thus the Security Council, is to develop friendly international relations based on respect for the ‘principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.’”)
If Joe Biden stood for freedom, he would allow Europeans to do business with whomever they please, and he would not have given the order to blow up the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, by which terrorist act he attacked 3 NATO allies (France, Germany, and the Netherlands), who now have every right to attack us back.
I think Joe Biden wants to be global dictator. Or the Neocons pulling his strings aspire to have their tentacles wrapped around the entire planet. I wonder, these days, if the unelected Victoria Nuland isn’t actually President, whispering incessantly in Joe Biden’s ear things like: “Turn left. Now smile. And read this.”
I fear that Joe Biden is another Alex Murdaugh—on a much bigger scale. Willing to utterly bankrupt this country and push the planet into full-blown WWIII, just to keep Congress from investigating son Hunter and Biden family corruption. (It wouldn’t at all surprise me if Zelensky is kicking back “10% for the big guy.”)
Our proxy war against Russia—that is escalating daily and now embroiling most of Europe—is all about maintaining and extending U.S. hegemonic control over the planet. And of course, the care and feeding of our voracious and rapacious military-industrial complex: Dumping old weapons, and testing and selling new weapons. And who cares if Ukraine gets destroyed? Because rebuilding the country is just another huge money-making opportunity for loads of people.
And do not be blind to the fact that Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy—“Russia-Gate”—was part of the lead up to this whole thing. When planning a war against another people or nation, the first step is always demonization. – Jacqueline Brook, Putney
GOP National Committeeman criticized – Jay Shepard was just on WVMT Morning Drive. He is the National GOP representative from the VTGOP.
He said he would not vote for N.H. Governor Sununu if he runs for President because of Sununu’s Pro Choice stance.
Ironic, because Mr. Shepard supported and campaigned for Ms. Nolan’s run for Senate.
He wouldn’t vote for Sununu, but he stood proudly with Ms. Nolan who supported abortion thru the 2nd Trimester. ( less than 1% of all abortions are in the 3rd Trimester ) Mr. Shepard traveled all over VT. last cycle. Wearing a Nolan shirt and handing out cards for her. Ms. Nolan also said she would fight to codify Roe V Wade if she was elected.
I can’t seem to find those in the VTGOP Platform.
Seems Mr. Shepard doesn’t really care about the unborn, despite him telling me more than once he is Pro Life.
Mr. Shepard told me on more than one occasion that I am ” Too Pure. ” Because I fight for every unborn Baby.
He said it again today in his response when I called in to the show and asked him why he hasn’t spoken out against the 24 Transrepublicans that voted for H89. The bill that protects anyone who provides abortions and the sexual, chemical, physical and psychological destruction of children regardless of age.
He said he knew who the caller was, he said I called him a Rino. No Mr. Shepard I have not. You are a Transrepublican.
Just like VTGOP Chair Dame, Rules Committee Chair Koch and the two thirds of the VTGOP membership that voted down my Amendment which would have given members the vote to remove all financial support and endorsement from a candidate that violated the VTGOP Platform.
Mr. Shepard said he hasn’t called out those who voted for H89 because he looks at what else those who voted for H89 bring to the table.
Using Mr. Shepards logic, let’s look at what else they bring.
They support the ” Big Tent ” agenda of Dame and Koch.
” We need more Republicans in the Legislature. “
Well Mr. Shepard, your Big Tent got you Liam Madden. Madden screamed from the rooftops, ” I am not a Republican and because I won the Primary, there will be no Republican running for Congress. “
So Mr. Shepard, like I have said more times than I can count, the death of the Republican Party in VT is caused by the VTGOP.
You still profess the Big Tent agenda and you still attack me and others for being ” too pure ” because we stand for the unborn and the children.
I am far from ” too pure. ” But I stand for what I believe.
Killing Babies in the Womb and destroying children’s lives will always be something I fight against.
Phil Scott, Joe Benning, Corey Parent, the 24 Transrepublicans and anyone that supports these people have betrayed the VTGOP and every Conservative Vermonter.
Because of this, the marxists in Montpelier gained even more seats this last election cycle.Looks like your Big Tent is filling up, just not with Conservatives. – Jim Sexton, Essex Junction