Auditor Hoffer singing off of Bernie’s songsheet, critics say - Seven Days

Is the ho-hum job of state auditor now an engine of Progressive change?

"U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other progressives have railed for decades against government handouts to affluent businesses, calling it "corporate welfare." As auditor, Hoffer has questioned whether the state is undercharging ski areas for leases of public land, and whether Vermont is too generous with grants earmarked for businesses that promise to create jobs. Audits such as those have been weaponized by people who portray him as marching in Sanders' parade."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-02-03 15:57:54 -0500