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Phil Scott’s Refusal to Invest in Students Harms Our Economy

October 13, 2016

 

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VDP Statement on this Weekend’s Horrific Tragedy

October 10, 2016

 

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What’s in Phil Scott’s Housing Plan? Tax Credits for the Construction Industry

October 7, 2016

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Clear Contrast Between Minter and Scott

October 6, 2016

 

 

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Even Before the First Question, Scott’s Made His National Republican Platform Clear

October 6, 2016

 

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Milne Campaign Acknowledges Violation of Federal Election Law

October 5, 2016

 

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Phil Scott’s Fiscal Irresponsibility Threatens Vulnerable Populations

October 5, 2016

 

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CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

ICYMI: Scott Fails to Do His Homework on Capital Gains

October 4, 2016

 

Burlington, VT  Phil Scott backtracked on his capital gains policy less than a month after releasing it. His campaign’s reason for the switch? Their complete failure to check the numbers before publishing.

 

"Phil Scott spent more time producing his glossy brochure than he did researching the policies that affect Vermont's working families,” said Christina Amestoy, VDP spokesperson. “Vermonters deserve a governor who takes tax policy seriously from the start, not just when he finds out his work is being checked."

 

The Scott campaign failure to check their own work leaves Vermonters wondering what else hasn’t been adequately researched. Phil Scott’s policy switch opens up even more questions about his capital gains policy:

 

  • Why wasn’t the original policy fact checked? A Scott campaign spokesperson stated that, “you can’t just institute a change like this overnight and not expect negative outcomes.” Why wasn’t this considered when the policy was first included in Scott’s economic plan?

  • If the Scott campaign didn’t adequately research their capital gains policy, was the rest of his 15,000 word economic plan vetted?

  • Where did the Scott campaign take the outdated recommendation from? Speaker Paul Ryan’s House Republican Blue Print?

  • How much would Phil Scott’s new capital gains policy cost Vermont in lost tax revenue?

  • Can Phil Scott point to economic benefits stemming from the $27.5 million lost under the current capital gains exclusion policy to rationalize his expansion of it?

  • Why was this policy change not publicly announced?

  • Was Phil Scott unaware of the changes to the tax code that were passed during his time in office?

 

Like with the rest of his vague “plans,” Phil Scott’s new capital gains position brings up more questions than it answers.

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www.vtdemocrats.org; P.O. Box 1220 Montpelier, VT 05602; (802) 229-1783

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

ICYMI: Scott Fails to Do His Homework on Capital Gains

October 4, 2016

 

Burlington, VT  Phil Scott backtracked on his capital gains policy less than a month after releasing it. His campaign’s reason for the switch? Their complete failure to check the numbers before publishing.

 

"Phil Scott spent more time producing his glossy brochure than he did researching the policies that affect Vermont's working families,” said Christina Amestoy, VDP spokesperson. “Vermonters deserve a governor who takes tax policy seriously from the start, not just when he finds out his work is being checked."

 

The Scott campaign failure to check their own work leaves Vermonters wondering what else hasn’t been adequately researched. Phil Scott’s policy switch opens up even more questions about his capital gains policy:

 

  • Why wasn’t the original policy fact checked? A Scott campaign spokesperson stated that, “you can’t just institute a change like this overnight and not expect negative outcomes.” Why wasn’t this considered when the policy was first included in Scott’s economic plan?

  • If the Scott campaign didn’t adequately research their capital gains policy, was the rest of his 15,000 word economic plan vetted?

  • Where did the Scott campaign take the outdated recommendation from? Speaker Paul Ryan’s House Republican Blue Print?

  • How much would Phil Scott’s new capital gains policy cost Vermont in lost tax revenue?

  • Can Phil Scott point to economic benefits stemming from the $27.5 million lost under the current capital gains exclusion policy to rationalize his expansion of it?

  • Why was this policy change not publicly announced?

  • Was Phil Scott unaware of the changes to the tax code that were passed during his time in office?

 

Like with the rest of his vague “plans,” Phil Scott’s new capital gains position brings up more questions than it answers.

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www.vtdemocrats.org; P.O. Box 1220 Montpelier, VT 05602; (802) 229-1783

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

36 Days Left In the Election Cycle, No Specifics from Scott

October 3, 2016

 

Burlington, VT  With less than 40 days left in the election season and more than a year behind him, Phil Scott still hasn’t filled in the blanks he’s delivered on the campaign trail. Again and again, Scott’s “plans” have turned out to be empty offers and unanswered questions.

 

“Phil Scott has been in office for over 15 years - by now, he should have clear policy proposals for how to keep Vermont moving forward,” said Christina Amestoy, VDP spokesperson. “Instead his policies have been vague campaign slogans straight from a national Republican campaign. Even the few specific stats he could offer on capital gains, he immediately retracted because his campaign failed to research the numbers.”

 

In order to cut the budget, I will axe (#PhilintheBlank) programs that supports middle class Vermonters.

 

I will expand tax credits to corporations and the wealthy because I think it will stimulate economic growth.  It will cost the state (#PhilintheBlank) and be paid for by (#PhilintheBlank).

 

I will throw out Vermont Health connect and join (#PhilintheBlank).  It will cost Vermonters (#Philintheblank) and will kick (#PhilintheBlank) Vermonters off of their insurance.

 

“Leadership is understanding the issues and having already done your homework, not asking the state to press pause until you feel comfortable. Leadership is having a vision backed up by policy, not vague platitudes. Leadership is wanting to govern from day one, not hoping your advisors will fill in your policy gaps. Vermonters deserve a leader and Phil Scott needs to answer for his poor excuses for policy proposals.”

 

Phil Scott’s already had over a year to #PhilintheBlanks. Vermonters deserve better.

 

 



#PhilintheBlanks Word Box

Childcare Subsidies                                            

Ten of millions of dollars                                             

Vermont Commission on Women                     

19,000 Vermonters                                              

Middle-class Vermonters

Financial Aid

Affordable Housing Programs

$5 million annually

 

 

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Paid for by the Vermont Democratic Party and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

www.vtdemocrats.org; P.O. Box 1220 Montpelier, VT 05602; (802) 229-1783

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director

camestoy@vtdemocrats.org

 

RGA Ad Attacks Minter for Scott’s Record

September 30, 2016

 

Burlington, VT  Today, the Republican Governors Association released their second negative, misleading attack on Sue Minter - less than a week after the first.

 

This commercial is just more national Republican tactics. It is the same sort of strategy we’ve seen from national Republican allies across the country - a completely out-of-touch ad that attacks Sue Minter for Phil Scott’s record.

 

So we made a few edits to remind Scott’s national Republican allies who they’re really attacking.

 

Sources:

Vermont State Legislature, H. 69, Introduced 1/17/07

Vermont State Legislature, Vote on H.438, 4/24/09

Vermont State Legislature, Act 50 Summary, accessed 9/30/16

VCRD/VPT Gubernatorial Forum 7/20/16

 

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www.vtdemocrats.org; P.O. Box 1220 Montpelier, VT 05602; (802) 229-1783

 

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