Christine Hallquist

Siegel: a voice we need in Montpelier

Last week, I voted for Brenda Siegel for lieutenant governor.

Vermont is in a crisis along with the rest of our country, one that goes beyond the current pandemic. It is a crisis of wealth disparity.

According to the annual Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, the U.S. has the greatest wealth disparity in the world. The massive transfer of wealth to the top 1 percent of our country started in the 1980s. It has amplified the suffering of Vermonters and others in the United States during this pandemic.

The U.S. - including Vermont - has one of the worst and most expensive health-care systems in the world. Medicare for All would cut health care costs in half.

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