Governor profits from Act 60, little guy loses
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To the Editor,

Gov. Peter Shumlin benefits from delinquent tax sale (any idea of how many sales). No wonder when my husband and/or I attended all the pre-Act 60 hearings around the state Vermonters testified it would lead to loss of home(s) and legacies, Shumlin seemed the least interested, crossing his arms and leaving copies of state-gathered evidence that real estate can’t be accurately appraised before a sale between a willing seller and willing buyer. Evidence that the Supreme Court had decided violates the Constitution tax laws. The hearings should’ve immediately stopped. Shumlin’s inside information must’ve been on his mind knowing he could become wealthier at the expense of those that plead with Bill Doyle, Cheryl Rivers (Mrs. Act 60, only one to have Act 60 tied her), Dick Sears (who personally acknowledged the unfairness of tax breaks) and Mark MacDonald to name a few on the Senate committee. Remember there was no written explanation of what Act 60 would be and my guess is because it was about business not equal educational opportunity because this has come to fruition in many forms.

Shumlin’s Legislative Council won’t provide requested copies of the new bill that hides town records from the “little guy” making it available to only the insiders: lawyers and real estate agents, bankers and the politically connected and elected. A bill even the least politically savvy can find constitutionally invalid. Another way for the Shumlins to get richer without some “little guy” being able to gather resources to buy foreclosed real estate.

We love the abuse by the elected and judges. They just keep saying eat cake.

Laura Brueckner

Waterbury Center
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