LARSON REPRIMANDED FOR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE SECURITY BREACH
Mr. Larson, I hope you are well padded because you need to get prepared to be thrown under the bus. The Governor says he is “tremendously disappointed” in you. Can you imagine how we the people feel about him? I am glad he says you are not going to lose your job, at least for now. I hate to see that for anyone, except maybe the Governor himself. Not maybe, actually!
Imagine Governor Shumlin saying “It is unacceptable to be anything less than fully cooperative and transparent with Vermonters and their elected representatives in the Legislature”? And imagine him saying that his administration won’t withhold information in the future. If we only really knew what they have already withheld.
How about him telling us how the State will pay for the forthcoming “single payer” system he plans for 2017? How about telling those of us that have had policies canceled that we will be as “whole” as we were before the deception began? And don’t tell us that we will get subsidies. That is tax money! Our tax money! How about telling us about website security and how secure our information really is? Lets see how honest and transparent he truly is. Now is the time, Governor Shumlin. Show us that your words are more than just words.
The Governor has pledged to answer the legislators questions “fully”. Now, let just hope that some of them have the guts Rep. Cynthia Browning, (D) Arlington has to ask the hard questions and force truthful and transparent answers. I think the lack of credibility is already there with legislators. They just have not been given the opportunity to ask the hard questions or they have been told to “march to the beat of the drummer”. The Governor pledges and says “…that it must never happen again.” Do you really believe that?
And to have Shap Smith talk about your need, Mr. Larson, to regain credibility. How is he going to even gain credibility after having ushered in a shameful chapter of ‘physician assisted suicide” and having done it so negligently as well as other bad law. That law is broke and we can thank Shap Smith and the Governor for that. They are the ones, Mr. Larson, that should be begging forgiveness.
If I were you, I would quit and try to find employment with honorable people. You do know that when they falter again and have legislators calling them to account they will point to you as having damaged that relationship as the cause for getting to that place. You should get out while you still have some honor left!