Monday, February 28, 2011

So What Else Can We Tax?

I am curious as to what else we can tax in Connecticut? Our economy apparently will be stimulated by increasing state spending by 2.4% and by increasing taxes by $1.5 billion dollars. And our Governor feels we are going to be more competitive with these increased taxes than New Jersey which is actually attempting to reign in spending, taxes and public sector unions. Thus the Democratic Super Majority in Hartford wants us to believe that both higher taxes and higher spending will cure Connecticut's economic ills (not that it has for the past 20 years). It is this disconnect of economic reality which continues to be endorsed by the Democratic Super Majority and by the state media.
Let me be blunt, this tax and spend program by our new Governor fails any economic test and fails to do anything for our economy other than worsen it. It is a typical liberal misguided and ill conceived tax program which will further erode our state economy and continue to create more economic discontent. All for the sake of a continuing failed liberal social program that does nothing for our state.
So Mr. Malloy keep taxing and spending, the end result will be yet another economic debacle solely of your making and of your blame.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Can We Have Leadership? Can We Have...?

Can we have leadership? Can we have a Christie type in Hartford that can actually govern this state out of its fiscal debacle? Can we have compromise? Can we have lower taxes? Can we have private sector job growth and creation? Can we have realistic cuts in state spending? Can we have elimination of agencies which do nothing for the betterment of the state? Can we no longer have corruption and nepotism in state government? Can we see some signs of a stronger, actual two party system exist when election time nears? Can we have a balance of ideas in the state legislature? Can we have a full audit of productivity of all state governmental programs? Can we have a full accounting audit of all state governmental programs? Can we eliminate in state tuition for illegal immigrants? Can we ever have a functional government not run by special interest groups or lobbyists in Hartford?
Why are we not ashamed of what exists as so called government in Hartford? It truly disgusts me especially with the Malloy budget proposal. And when will the economic debacle end?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vote Today For Len Suzio For State Senator

Today please vote for Len Suzio in the 13th State Senatorial District. He is a hard working individual who is ethical and he is what is needed to represent this district.
He believes in cutting spending and not raising taxes, a philosophy lost by the Democratic Super Majority in Hartford. His talents in Hartford are essential if we are going to get Connecticut working again and make our state once again vibrant economically.
Poor government has gone on for too long in Connecticut. The current budget debacle is proof once again of the lack of economic reality that exists there.
Vote today to elect Len Suzio for the 13th State Senatorial District. Vote for Mr.Suzio. He will not disgrace taxpayers like Mr. Gaffey did.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mr. Malloy's New Toys

Raise spending by 2.4% and raise taxes by $1.5 billion dollars and call it being more economically competitive? Overuse the term "shared sacrifice"-why what did middle income taxpayers do wrong? Pander to lobbyists, special interest groups and unions, then slam middle income taxpayers and businesses once again.
Mr. Malloy has new toys in Hartford. His toys include economic illiteracy, economic fantasies and an economic debacle in the making. How can he raise taxes by $1.5 billion dollars in the middle of a severe economic recession and state that this will help the economy? How can he raise spending by yet another 2.4% and state he is fiscally responsible?
Mr. Malloy and his Democratic Super Majority in Hartford haven proven once again their economic ignorance, their dislike for middle and higher income taxpayers and for businesses in Connecticut. There total disregard for our current economic situation is really sickening. Connecticut truly will be entering a new economic dark age with this administration and budget. It is a pathetic sight to bestow upon us. We are going to vote with our feet and flee this economic wasteland of a state.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spend-Let Us Spend Some More

On a Federal level, let us spend, let us spend some more. Mr. Obama's new budget amazes me. Let us bring up the national debt another $8 trillion dollars or so and call it fiscally responsible. This would bring up the national debt to 77% as a share of our economy from the current 62%. Entitlement program cuts are non existent. A wide array of mythical revenue increases pepper this budget. And what did we get from the new centrist Obama? More of the same, massive spending in governmental programs, continued high taxes and a crushing debt which will continue to wreak havoc with our long term economic growth and survival.
What about cutting spending is so difficult for the Democratic party to understand? Why must money continue to fund ineffective and corrupt entitlement programs? When will the national debt question be addressed and a program developed to eliminate it?
But alas, taxpayers realize the debacle called government. Their economic illiteracy is astounding. Cut spending now. It is our only chance for economic survival in 2011.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Another $18 Billion Wasted

Hey what is $18 billion dollars to the federal government? When you are already $14 trillion dollars in debt? No big deal. A recent article in USA Today discussed that there we are spending $18 billion dollars on over 47 separate job training agencies and for the most part no one knows where the money is going. And we have 9.5% unemployment with probably another 9.5% who are permanently unemployed also. So what is the big deal? How many government programs are actually reviewed and audited? 1% maybe at the most? And when you are buying votes to stay into power forever what is the difference?
Here is just another example of government waste of taxpayers monies. Government at all levels can ill afford to waste even $1 dollar never mind $18 billion dollars. And then see absolutely no results to help create jobs and or lower the rate of unemployment.
My question to Congress is when will the waste end? We have run out of time for action.
Here is the link to the article

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Len Suzio For State Senator

Len Suzio deserves your vote if you live in the 13th State Senatorial District. A hard working man who has great scruples and ethics, he is what is needed to represent the 13th Senatorial District. He is a principled individual who has strong beliefs in bettering Hartford. He along with many in his district continue to be outraged by the poor government we have in Hartford. He believes in cutting spending and not raising taxes, a philosophy lost by the Democratic Super Majority in Hartford. His talents in Hartford are essential if we are going to get Connecticut working again and make our state once again vibrant economically.
The time has come to elect Len Suzio for the 13th State Senatorial District. Vote for Mr.Suzio in the upcoming special election. He will not disgrace taxpayers like Mr. Gaffey did.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Does This Make Sense? We Still Need To Repeal

Does this letter make sense, in my economic opinion we still need to repeal Obamacare, our Representatives arguments really fall far short. Her same stale liberal arguments make no economic sense to me any more.

Dear Mr. Swick:

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate hearing your views on this important issue.

As you know, Republicans in Congress recently brought to the House floor legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, the landmark legislation that is strengthening our nation's health care system and is making great strides in ensuring that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care. A repeal of this law would mean that once again children could be denied coverage for pre-existing conditions; people could be dropped from their insurance when they get sick; women could be charged more than men for the same coverage; young adults under 26 may not be able to stay on their parent's insurance; and small businesses and working families would no longer receive affordability credits to help them afford the cost of coverage.

Specifically if the Affordable Care Act was repealed, 1.2 million young adults would lose their insurance coverage through their parents' health plans. Over 165 million Americans with private insurance coverage would suddenly find themselves vulnerable again to having lifetime limits placed on how much insurance companies will spend on their health care, regardless of what treatments may be necessary and life saving. In addition, 44.1 million seniors, 547,000 in Connecticut alone, who have Medicare coverage would be forced to pay a co-pay to receive critical preventive services and more than 32,000 Connecticut seniors would have significantly higher prescription drug costs. Moreover, despite all of the Republican rhetoric about deficit reduction, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the repeal of the new health care law would increase the deficit by $230 billion.

You should know that I voted against this legislation when it passed the House by a vote of 245 to 189. This bill is nothing but a political ploy at a time when we should be focused on creating jobs and strengthening our country's economy, middle class, and small businesses.

Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me on this or any matter of concern to you in the future.

Rosa L. DeLauro
Member of Congress