Problems From the Green Mountain State

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The US Government:
We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
The US Government:
If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government:
And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government:
In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government:
If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government:
Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
The US Government:
And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government:
The parent who is working 16 hours a day

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shortformblog:

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is sorry his state’s health care rollout didn’t go according to plan. “No one is more disappointed than I am that we fell short of our rollout in the exchange, and I take responsibility for those failures,” he said. “I know that we have work to do to restore Vermonters confidence in our ability to get health care right.”
But unlike some other governors, he’s using the setbacks to—I shit you not—encourage his state to overhaul its health care further, with the goal of becoming the first state in the country to go to single-payer. Whoa. Think he can pull it off?

Vermont Problem: We have a pretty ambitious/awesome governor. 

shortformblog:

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is sorry his state’s health care rollout didn’t go according to plan. “No one is more disappointed than I am that we fell short of our rollout in the exchange, and I take responsibility for those failures,” he said. “I know that we have work to do to restore Vermonters confidence in our ability to get health care right.”

But unlike some other governors, he’s using the setbacks to—I shit you not—encourage his state to overhaul its health care further, with the goal of becoming the first state in the country to go to single-payer. Whoa. Think he can pull it off?

Vermont Problem: We have a pretty ambitious/awesome governor. 

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