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Single Payer Activists Disrupt Vermont Gov’s Inauguration

Single Payer Activists Disrupt Vermont Gov’s Inauguration

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Single payer activists disrupted the inauguration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin this weekend. Somewhere between November and now, we forgot to tell them that even though a Democrat won the election, they lost.

Mike Donoghue of the Burlington Free Press:

Police ID 29 arrested at Statehouse protest

The Vermont State Police have identified the 29 protesters arrested on suspicion of unlawful trespass for ignoring orders to leave the Statehouse following a sit-in Thursday in Montpelier.

James Haslam, executive director of the Vermont Workers’ Center and the organizer of the sit-in protest over single-payer health care on the day of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inauguration, was not among them.

“I had some commitments in the morning to deliver two little kids to school. Family comes first,” Haslam told the Burlington Free Press.

Haslam, who kept his distance, said others were prepared to be arrested.

For his part, Shumlin said he was disappointed some protesters tried to interrupt his inaugural address, but was bothered more that the demonstrators disrupted the final benediction by the Rev. Robert Potter of the Peacham Congregational Church.

“I found it heartbreaking,” he said.

The incident was caught on video, watch it below.

All I can say is, it’s a good thing the Republican didn’t win.

Featured image via YouTube.

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Comments

legacyrepublican | January 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

The protesters need to check their White River Junction Privilege.

Pogo Hears a Who | January 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

Virginia’s single payer plan required a 100% increase in taxes.
Temper tantrums wont generate the necessary cash.

Socialism is an economic impossibility.
Heck, they’ve run out of detergent in Venezuela, and are now forced to ration food.

Fortunately, Sean Penn was seen to be rushing to Caracas with several bottles of Tide.

James Haslam, executive director of the Vermont Workers’ Center and the organizer of the sit-in protest over single-payer health care on the day of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s inauguration, was not among them.

“I had some commitments in the morning to deliver two little kids to school. Family comes first,” Haslam told the Burlington Free Press.

so he got others to do his work for him, they get arrested and he pays no price.
idiots blindly following him.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to dmacleo. | January 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Are there ever consequences for the demonstrators? Are the charges later quietly dismissed? Is there a plea bargain with a token fine?
    You never see that reported on, which frankly makes me suspicious.

For his part, Shumlin said he was disappointed some protesters tried to interrupt his inaugural address, but was bothered more that the demonstrators disrupted the final benediction by the Rev. Robert Potter of the Peacham Congregational Church.

“I found it heartbreaking,” he said.

The very fact that there was a “benediction” probably pissed off the statist Left even more than the failure to deliver “free health care for everyone”.

Single payer – Monopoly Power is evil, and Monopsony Power too, so we must compound the problem by coupling that with arbitrary government power.

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