What is shared sacrifice? Is shared sacrifice when those who work for a living in Connecticut see their taxes increase by $3 billion dollars over two years? Is shared sacrifice when those who own a business in Connecticut see their fundamental rights to run their business be limited by two new Democratic sponsored bills to limit free speech in their companies and force mandatory sick leave? Is shared sacrifice when this supposed new State Employee Union agreement does not in economic reality save anything for taxpayers over the life of a new fixed five year contract? Is shared sacrifice when those who work for a living in Connecticut work under a constant threat of layoffs and wage/benefit cuts and state employees are exempted from lay offs? Is shared sacrifice when those who work in management positions for the state and state officials in the legislature have absolutely no cuts in salary, benefits or pensions as we have seen in the private sector? Is shared sacrifice when Dick Blumenthal who did massive damage to the business climate of the state as Attorney General must be supported by taxpayers with a $51,360 a year pension for life along with state medical benefits?
There is no shared sacrifice in my economic opinion with a totalitarian one party rule to our state that also acts as a ruthless economic scam to taxpayers. Taxpayers have been raped one too many times by this one party rule.