To The Editor, A powerful myth exists among the citizenry of Vermont. The myth is that the Vermont Republican party is the party of the rich and powerful and the Vermont Democrat Party is the party of the poor and downtrodden. Real statistics compiled by the watchdog organization OpenSecrets.org debunks this myth. https://www.opensecrets.org/states/summary.php?state=VT In the 2017-2018 political season, itemized contributions to Vermont parties and candidates total, so far, $2,268,885. $1,615,385, or 76.1 percent of these contributions went to Democrats. In comparison, a paltry $345,123 or 16.3 percent went to Republicans. Career politician Bernie Sanders(D) self proclaimed defender of working families, advocate for income redistribution and owner of...
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