Saturday, January 16, 2021
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Sunday, January 03, 2021
Happy New Year. It is now 2021. Unfortunately Connecticut's New Year seems to be replicating 2020 already. Supposedly a new General Assembly will be sworn in on Wednesday in a safe and protected environment (obviously the same environment that Connecticut Taxpayers must do their grocery shopping in at large chains). Thus they will apparently be wearing their masks (N-95 type?), take Covid-19 tests supplied by a Lamont hedge fund invested company, only walking one way up and down their outdoor aisles and have their temperatures checked possibly hourly in order to assemble. Could they possibly meet and address the massive economic problems the state has since Ned Lamont locked down the state in March? Could they possibly cut state spending to address the massive downturn in tax revenues and yet again another budget deficit? Could they possibly overturn and eliminate the new .05% Payroll Tax on a hypothetical Family Leave Act/Law/Decree giveaway that may go into effect in 2022? Could they make Connecticut Taxpayers safe from theft and thieves who seem to be running rampant in the state due to the lack of enforcement of laws by our Police especially with car thefts and car break ins? Could they address the 25% State Unemployment rate? Could they state in writing what are all the incredible new jobs that unemployed state residents are going to be training for? Could they eliminate the upcoming 17 cents gasoline tax that Lamont has signed on to? Could they tell Connecticut Taxpayers what is the plan to pay off $150 billion dollars in short and long term debt along with Connecticut's unfunded liabilities? Could they tell Connecticut Taxpayers what is the plan and time frame to fully reopen Connecticut's destroyed economy? Could they explain to Connecticut Taxpayers why the Lamont's family hedge fund invested companies and those individuals/businesses who have ties and connections to the Connecticut Democrat Party have received and are continuing to receive no bid Connecticut Taxpayer funded contracts? Could they make these same contracts public knowledge and post them daily on the Connecticut Taxpayer funded state website in their entirety for public knowledge?
2021 to me seems a great deal the same as did 2020 here in Connecticut. We still have a corrupted secret executive order government. We still have high taxes, high unemployment, a horrific business environment, massive debt and a net migration of population out of the state. I think Connecticut Taxpayers should get some answers and accountability out of our new General Assembly. I think however we will get more of the same failed General Assembly that used to meet in 2020 and has been meeting since 1991. Free Connecticut from this tyranny called government in 2021.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
There is no shared sacrifice in Connecticut's government since Ned Lamont and his consulting group issued lock down orders in March. None. Do you know of any areas of Connecticut's budget that was cut? Do you know of any elected and or appointed management or union state government official who took a wage or benefit cut? Do you know why state employee unions received their pay increase on July 1 even though unemployment in the state was roughly 25% at that time? And now the state unemployment fund in broke and has to borrow money from the federal government. Do you why there was no cuts whatsoever in state spending in any state agency or department? Do you know where your Federal tax dollars went in Connecticut's share of Cares Act monies? Do you know how many firms that are affiliated with the Lamont Family Hedge Fund received parts of Connecticut's share of Cares Act monies? Do you know many of these same companies either received no bid emergency state contracts and or have donated directly or indirectly to the Connecticut Democrat Party?
So why are you doing without if your state government is not doing without? Why are you sacrificing if Ned Lamont or the Connecticut Democrat Party is not? He along with all of our elected officials and both management/union employees are not giving up one red cent to help the state in our current economic crisis. Ironic isn't it since Connecticut has $150 billion dollars in short and long term debt along with unfunded liabilities? And we see many business owners life's work, their businesses and savings lost by the constant drumbeat of fear-doom and gloom due to the self induced chronic Covid-19 crisis and shutdown. A crisis that apparently will never end since an elite few who are politically connected can benefit from it economically apparently forever and ever since there is no and never will be questioning of where Connecticut Taxpayer's monies are being spent at this time.
There is no shared sacrifice in Connecticut's government. Why should there be anyways? Ned Lamont's state government is ruled by fear and executive order. Connecticut's Taxpayers work for the benefit of our state government. A state government void of ethics, economic responsibilities and common sense. I again ask when will Connecticut be open again? The silence continues to be deafening. Especially since I can not hear anything due to my deafness when someone speaks through their Ned Lamont and his consulting group/hedge fund's mask of fear and shame.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
What Connecticut Needs
Connecticut needs a great deal. It used to be an economically diverse and dynamic state that was also known as “The Constitution State”. The state had excellent schools, strong police departments, a strong sense of community, opportunities for jobs and personal growth along with diverse independent towns and cities that had a strong self-government. Most of that changed with the draconian State Income tax that was passed in 1991 and 30 years of unchecked Democrat social liberalism.
Connecticut in 2020 is a vastly different and economically and socially incoherent wasteland of its citizens, businesses and resources. Connecticut in 2020 has become a welfare state run by a multi-millionaire Governor and his hedge fund gaming profits off its taxpayers coupled with a small politically obedient base of state union and management workers dictating to the rest of the state their incessant demands for higher salaries, benefits and pensions. Connecticut in 2020 is ruled by decree in a dictatorial fashion, those who question and or oppose this illegal rule are condemned and nullified by the ruling elite and its consultants. Connecticut in 2020 is no longer a safe state to live in with constant crime, a de-funding and elimination of police services and rampant illegal drug problems and issues. Connecticut in 2020 forces its citizens to live in constant fear of Covid-19 no matter what precautions they take. Connecticut in 2020 has some of the highest taxes in the country, a crumbling infrastructure, a net migration of its population moving out of the state, and one of the poorest business climates in the country. And Connecticut in 2020 now has over $150 billion dollars in short and long term debt along with unfunded liabilities that it has absolutely no idea how to address nor wishes to address.
Connecticut needs a great deal if it wishes to avoid bankruptcy and a complete destruction of its economy and its citizens while hiding under the pretense of keeping us safe from Covid-19. It is apparent that everything that our Executive Order Governor has done and is doing is still not protecting those most in need being our senior citizens in nursing homes and those citizens who are impaired physically and mentally. And it also apparent that our Department of Public Health is ill prepared for any type of health crisis whether it is this current one and or one even more severe.
Connecticut needs a new government. It needs a new state government that is open, that functions on a day-to-day basis, has checks and balances, eliminates lobbyists and most importantly is transparent to those taxpayers who are forced to support it. Connecticut needs a complete independent forensic audit of all of it departments, buildings, equipment, and cash spent on every line item in its budget. I am confident that the amount of fraud, waste and political do nothing patronage jobs that would be found would astound even the most liberal taxpayer in our state. Connecticut also needs a working media that has objectivity and is not run by the Connecticut Democrat Party.
A small group of individuals in our state who believe in freedom and who are continually condemned as being “hard right” and or “ridiculous” for bringing up the chronic waste and fraud that we see in the state on a daily basis will continue our fight to restore Connecticut. Maybe just maybe it might be time for others to join us and bombard our elected officials with our suggestions and demands to make Connecticut free again and not a vast economic wasteland. Maybe just maybe someone in our supposed state government would listen this time. Free Connecticut. Or may just maybe it is too late. I can’t say that I didn’t try to save our state nor do I have any regrets about my actions to save it either.
Saturday, December 05, 2020