The “I Am Vermont Strong” license plate is a clever way to get working-class people to pay for the Irene cleanup and avoid taxing the rich. But that’s not all that bugs me about it. First, the slogan starts with “I,” not “we.” It’s individualistic.
Second, it’s macho, as if someone (the gov?) thought Vermont was starting to look a little sissy, overrun with same-sex couples and foodies. In fact, the only vehicles I’ve seen with the new plates are big-guy pickup trucks.... Read more
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