Dunne takes aim at Dubie

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne took aim at Republican Brian Dubie Thursday, criticizing the Lieutenant governor for his statements about the alleged poor business environment of Vermont.

Dubie has run advertisements pointing out a poor business-friendly ranking that Vermont got. Some of the Democrats were critical of Dubie's approach here, saying it essentially paints a bad picture of the state to outsiders.

In a press release today Dunne makes the case that the debate over the ranking is a distraction from the real discussion over the future of Vermont's economy.

Here's what he had to say:

“Our approaches could not be more different. Brian’s vague proposals have focused only on reducing taxes and eliminating red tape. However, during his tenure, Vermont has fallen to the bottom of the list in terms of states who use the Internet to engage its citizens and nearly last in transparency. During my experiences leading businesses in Vermont, I have found that Regional Development Corporations and Planning Commissions are currently head and shoulders above the current state government in terms of responsiveness. Yet the Lt. Governor’s position in supporting Challenges for Change was to cut funding dramatically to these advocates for jobs.”

– Dan Barlow

One Response to Dunne takes aim at Dubie

  1. #1 nobody asked me,
    I’m just one of the candidates on the general election ballot for Governor,
    Cris Ericson,
    but if you look at my blog and click on where it says to click to watch the video on
    in-sourcing vs. out-sourcing jobs, you’ll see that I have a fabulous plan for bringing investment money into Vermont to create new businesses;
    and its a plan that ski areas and Springfield Hospital, also according to my sources,
    have used to bring in millions and millions of investment money.
    In 2008 I passed out 250 business cards in Springfield and specifically gave some to two different people involved w/ fundraising for Springfield Hospital,
    and one out-of-state attorney called me and said they were using the plan,
    but no one thanked me.
    Oh well, that’s why my favorite sports saying is,
    “Its not who gets the credit that counts, its if the team wins”;
    and here the team is Vermont citizens, and all of them.
    Now, also on my blog, after you watch my brilliant video on
    “in-sourcing vs. out-sourcing jobs” which I made in my 2008 campaign but is still 100% valid now in my 2010 campaign,
    then click on this link, it’s got information and links you’ll love for bringing new business investment money into Vermont:
    Pay attention when you click the link to go to the federal government website for the EB-5 plan, your looking for “other”.
    I would like to thank Brian Dubie for his honesty,
    apparently Matt Dunne is like a salesman, and salesmen are selling
    snake oil all the time.
    Remember Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, the canadian who told us marijuana was legal in Canada?
    they extradited him to the U.S.A. and now he’s in federal prison.
    whooops, his attitude was that if he
    kept saying marijuana was legal, and if people kept believing him and using it, then the government would be too overwhelmed to arrest everyone and give up and legalize it.
    A Positive Attitude Sales Pitch that did not work for him.
    So, Matt Dunne, tell the truth if you have a good plan.
    And, Matt Dunne, if you don’t believe there is an economic problem in Vermont, you haven’t visited Springfield and counted how many businesses are out of business with empty store fronts in downtown Springfield.
    To see some of these, go to my blog and click on the video for 2010 Marijuana Issues, and it takes you downtown Springfield.
    Now, as to Matt Dunne winning over other Democrats, well, God Bless You kiddo! and if you are the one using Google to subvert search engine searches seeking me, YOU SUCK!
    as ever,
    Ms. Cris Ericson
    http://usmjp.com Blog
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    http://crisericson.com CRIS ERICSON OFFICIAL 2010 CAMPAIGN WEBSITE