Legislative Democrats are speeding toward a moral and political disaster of historic proportions. and either they don’t get it or they don’t care.
The House majority is prepared to approve a budget that will put nearly 3,000 Vermonters out on the street by the end of June*. They’ve decided to let the emergency motel voucher program expire on schedule. They’d resurrect a cut-down version for the winter months, because letting people actually freeze to death is cruel enough that it triggers their embarrassment reflex.
*Update. There are various figures for this. The highest is close to 3,000, but it might be more like 2,500.
But otherwise, hey, homeless folks, you’re on your own! Please don’t build encampments in public spaces or hang around our lovely downtowns. Please, if you can, simply disappear without a trace. We don’t care where you go, just go quietly.Continue reading