Almost two weeks ago, I contacted the Phil Scott campaign asking for some simple but crucial information. It ought to be readily available, a simple email away.
The response to my repeated emails and phone calls?
Nothing. Not even a courtesy “Hey, we got your message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.”
Here’s my question. Phil Scott regularly claims that over the past six years of Democratic governance*, taxes and fees have increased by $700 million.
*He never refers to Peter Shumlin by name, it’s always the collective Democrats. Hive mind?
All I want is the numbers. Which taxes and which fees have increased by how much? When you add them up, do they equal $700 million?
C’mon, if I were running a campaign and making that kind of claim, I’d make sure I had the figures close at hand. Indeed, he shouldn’t in good conscience make that claim unless he knows it’s true.