Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cut taxes-not now, not tomorrow, never! Never!

The Democrats in Hartford along with Governor Rell's budget chief just do not get it. Cutting taxes during an economic slowdown will help stimulate our economy and help keep businesses in the state. But this would counter the Democrats and the Budget Chief's enjoyment of our state being ranked #1 per capita in taxes in the country. Do they feel this would actually become an incentive to have businesses move into our state and create jobs? I will give credit for a group of Republicans actually forcing the issue and show a tax cut along with forced cuts in spending through early retirements. The Democrats laugh at it and thus nothing again will be done about our economic crisis in Connecticut. I urge voters to truly consider who they will vote for in November in the state election. We can no longer afford this misrepresentation by a Democratic majority in Hartford which is leading us to economic ruin. Cut taxes-not now, not tomorrow, not never! Never!-Connecticut's Democratic Party mantra.

Monday, April 28, 2008

What price gasoline and diesel?

What price gasoline and diesel? Will it soon be $5 and $6 a gallon? Connecticut now has the second highest gas tax in the country. Between federal, state per gallon and the state gross earnings tax at 7.52%, motorists are paying .63 cents per gallon in tax. Why? Is any of this money supposedly going to highway and road maintenance? Has anyone driven on I-84,I-91 or I-95 lately? Our highway system looks like a vast parking lot with daily projects that never end.
Gasoline is approaching $4 a gallon. Diesel is at $4.50 a gallon and rising. Over 16%percent of the cost of gasoline and diesel is now taxes and will continue to escalate as gas prices continue to go up. Our costs of living are increasing daily because of this. Our elected officials in Hartford are enjoying this as they see more tax monies going into the general fund so that more can be spent. The secret gross earnings tax will go up again on July 1. And there is no action by Hartford. Nothing at all.
We are already the highest taxed state in the country at 38.3% per capita income based on local, state and federal taxes. Apparently state elected officials are proud of this distinction. Lower the fuel tax today. However, we know this will not happen any time soon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

May 8, 2008

May 8, 2008 is coming. And it can not come too soon. For in Connecticut it represents Tax Freedom Day, a mere 129 days into the year that we have to work to pay for our taxes. 36% of our year we work to pay for our local, state and federal tax burden at a mere 38.3% per capita of income. To restate this we work over 1/3 of the year to see more than 1/3 of our salaries go to pay the highest tax burden in the country. And our state legislature again ignored any type of tax relief in this session. Highest taxed state in the country along with a do nothing, know nothing, see nothing state legislature. The ultimate result will continue to be a constant outflow of businesses out of the state and citizens fleeing. I am sure our state legislature is proud of that.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Video Says All - Sees All - Tells All

Yes, the video that Democrats have found (with taxpayers monies) says all, sees all, and tells all. We as taxpayers have to be amused with the lack of governing that goes on in Hartford. This new episode of cost overruns on the new rail facility in New Haven and who heard what and at what time, again reeks of politics. After all, why should the Democrats in Hartford worry about our state having the highest taxes in the country. While we work the longest in the nation to May 20th, just to pay taxes at a mere 38.3% per capita (or .383 cents of each dollar we earn goes to pay taxes). Or how about a meaningful law that puts criminals away which might make us safer in our homes. Or how about an elimination of the secret gross earnings tax on fuel as gas just went up yet again - fast approaching $4. a gallon.
No, what we have is good old boy he said she said politics at its best. Voters and taxpayers, we really need to vote these stale and pathetic politicians out of office in November once and for all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Connecticut Tax #1 - Congratulations!

Connecticut Tax #1 - Congratulations! If you read the article by Scott McCredie
you will see that our beloved state pays the most in combined state, local and federal taxes per capita at a mere 38.3%. Yes we are #1 in the country a full 1.2% less than New York. I wish to personally thank all of our elected officials at all levels of government for helping us to be #1. It is a great honor to bestow upon our state and one that they all should be proud of. Thus we will see a continual flow of our children, our brightest, our business and industry continue to flee our state for the foreseeable future. Why stay here and be overtaxed? Why stay here and support a never ending lobbyist form of government who steals from the middle class and give to themselves? Why does this exist?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Is There An Energy Policy In Our Country?

I am curious, is there any energy policy in our country? I know by eliminating regular light bulbs that might save some electricity and by increasing by a few miles per gallon new vehicles gas mileage that might save some gas, but do we have any energy policy to finally get off the transfer of wealth from our country through the purchase of foreign oil sold by rogue countries. Are we going to do anything to expand our development of new fuel sources in our country? Are we going to do anything to expand our refinery capacity? Does anyone care? Obviously Congress does not. Nor does the state of Connecticut since its tax revenue goes up each time the price of fuel goes up through its secret gross earnings tax on fuel.
We really have not learned anything since 1973.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

In A Perfect World, Everything Would Be Taxed

In A Perfect World, Everything Would Be Taxed. This quote must have been said sometime, somewhere in Connecticut. I am trying to find out who said it. Or maybe I misunderstood what was trying to be said. Maybe I misremembered the statement. Maybe it is ok to have a special city sales tax which can help drive businesses and jobs out of the cities. Maybe it is ok to have a sales tax on all deliveries in the state. Maybe it is ok to have a tax on all oil and gas deliveries in the state and make it a secret. And maybe it is ok to continue to see a mass fleeing of businesses, workers and residents out of Connecticut to states which actually have lower taxes and vibrant economies.
Yes, In A Perfect World, Everything Would Be Taxed. Taxpayers can see this clearly in the sham called government which is led by Democrats in Hartford.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

How Many More Must Die?

Besides being one of the highest taxed states in the country we are now going to be a state in which we must fear for our lives because of home invasions by criminals who are paroled. Isn't that great! I really wonder how many more people must die before the Democratically controlled State Legislature will actually pass the the three strikes and out bill. I know that if a politicians family member was brutally murdered then something would be done about it. Until that time their failed liberalism for criminals becomes a shame for law abiding citizens. Why must law abiding citizens have less rights than convicted criminals? What is wrong with being tough on crime?
How many more innocent Connecticut citizens must die before this legislation is passed?