Thursday, October 27, 2011

How About "Taxpayers Awareness Day" Rather Than Diapers?

How about it Mr. Malloy and Ms. DeLauro-"Taxpayers Awareness Day" rather than "Diaper Awareness Day". In a state with still a massive budget deficit along with massive amounts of unfunded liabilities what are we not having a "Taxpayers Awareness Day"? Why isn't the current regime in Hartford educating taxpayers as to the massive amounts of tax monies that are being spent on cronyism and corporate welfare? Why are taxpayers not being told the real truth about the waste of taxpayer's monies going to program after program of the micromanagement of our businesses and our lives in this state? Why are taxpayers going to be forced to pay for diapers? I do not remember anyone paying for my daughter's diapers back in 1988, thus why I should pay for another person's today?
Ultra liberalism as exhibited by these two paid professional politicians continues to fail our state and our country on a daily basis continuing the economic downward spiral we have. We can only continue to fail economically when taxpayers must pay for diapers for liberalism. We truly have a socialist state lost in progressiveness to achieve a false Utopian society in which a ruling elite like the current one party rule dictates to us what we can and can not have. And we continue to lose taxpayers in our state as more socialism like this is forced down our throats.
"Taxpayers Awareness Day" How about today?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dickinson For Mayor Again In Wallingford

I love Wallingford. I do not like Connecticut much any more with its progressive one party ultra liberal ruling elite in Hartford. Wallingford however, is a community that its citizens are proud of. It is a town that many people want to move to because of its strong school system, low taxes, low electric rates, close location to both Hartford and New Haven, many stores and businesses. It is a community where we have seen a steady positive course continue through the administration of Mayor Bill Dickinson. I believe that the Mayor who has been in office for many, many years now has led Wallingford by example always putting the town's needs first over self glorification and personal gain. He lacks an ego which so apparent with our new Governor for life.
In this election we have the same cries of a lack of progressiveness and the downtown parking lot crisis. It to me is more of the same debates which do not lead to any positives for the community.
This election a vote for Mayor Bill Dickinson and the Republican candidates for Town Council and Board of Education will continue the path of progress for our great town, Wallingford.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

$290 million taxpayer's monies = 300 Jobs - Have You Checked How Much More You Are Paying In Additional State Taxes?

Let me try to understand more fully the Jackson Labs welfare deal with the state of Connecticut. Jackson Labs are supposedly going to raise $800 million from other sources (there will be apparently taxpayers monies coming from federal sources) and the state will subsidize them with an additional $290 million of taxpayers monies to have them move here. 300 jobs will supposedly be created from this. Apparently also these same 300 jobs will create trickle down economic growth from homes being bought, more children to be educated in taxpayer funded public schools, more groceries being sold at the local Big Y, etc.
But what will be the actual economic reality? It will take a great deal of time for the facility to be built. The facility will have cost overruns as what normally happens in deals like this. The company can not guarantee that economic issues will arise in the future and thus they shut down as has happened in prior deals that the state has agreed upon.
The costs of corporate welfare are enormous in our economy. The state could have pursued for years a business friendly environment with low taxes, low electric rates, low workers compensation costs, a functional transportation system and a normal non combative, non anti business Attorney General. Businesses would have wanted to locate in Connecticut. Instead we have had a severe anti business climate in our state since the Weicker Administration.
$290 million dollars of taxpayers monies can be better spent. I agree with Senator Suzio, stop this plan. Start forgiving state taxpayers who must burden this ridiculous corporate welfare system.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tanya Bachand For Wallingford Board Of Education

Another Republican candidate for the Wallingford Board of Education that stands out this election is newcomer Tanya Bachand. Ms. Bachand is fiscally conservative and is interested in bettering our education system.

From the Wallingford GOP website
"I am looking forward to serving on the Board of Education. I bring a conservative outlook and a strength in long term strategic financial planning. With the right fiscal management, Wallingford can strengthen and amplify the education of our children, while maintaining a fiscal discipline that respects the taxpayer. I'm excited to bring the taxpayer back to the education conversation."

She is for education and deserves your vote in November. I know she has our vote.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Michael Brooder For Wallingford Board Of Education

I am voting to help re-elect Michael Brooder to the Wallingford Board of Education. Michael has a child in Rock Hill School and is active in our community. He also believes in a strong educational curriculum which address our economy's needs.
From the website
“As a father of a Rock Hill School student, I understand the need for a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the 21st century. I firmly believe we must create a learning environment that assures educational opportunities for our students. I have been a longtime supporter of quality education. Drawing from my experience as a Certified Public Accountant and current community involvement, I will focus on fiscal responsibility and leadership for educational excellence for Wallingford.

“I look forward to serving the youth of Wallingford, their parents and the town’s citizens and take on this opportunity with vigor and enthusiasm. I am eager to take on this challenge and confident that with hard work and determination I can make a difference.”

I urge you to vote for Michael Brooder for Wallingford Board of Education.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Christine Mansfield For Wallingford Board Of Education

Christine Mansfield is a newcomer to the Wallingford Republican Board of Education ticket. However she is an active part of Wallingford in many ways. She is an articulate and caring candidate for this position in my opinion.
From her website:

As a wife, mother of three, Wallingford business owner, Chamber member and active community volunteer, Christine is thrilled to accept the Republican Committee endorsement to run for the Board of Education.

Christine asks for your vote to build the best education system in partnership with our parents, our teachers, our taxpayers and business community. Every child deserves this great freedom of education and the opportunity to achieve and learn. Every teacher deserves the resources to bring 21st century and fundamental skills to the classroom. Every taxpayer deserves School Board members with decision making, budget decisioning and partnership experience to spend each dollar efficiently and wisely.

These uncertain times challenge candidates to make solid decisions based on experience, but with plans for the future. Your vote for Christine Mansfield is a vote for experience and leadership. Your vote is a vote for a Villanova University and MBA graduate with a track record of bringing people together from all parties to make fiscally sound decisions. Your vote is for a mother of three children, passionate and involved in supporting this great school system. Your vote is a vote for a business owner, committed to children and education, the work she has performed and been acknowledged by several respectable organizations:

* Experienced decision maker on Quinnipiac Chamber Board of Directors, Holy Trinity School Chairwoman of the School Board and Wallingford School District Strategic Planning Committee
* Legislative advocate in Hartford for pro business, pro job legislation as Co-Chairwoman of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee
* Active supporter at Dag, Moran, Sheehan and Lyman Hall as speaker at Career Fairs and keynote for the Lyman Hall School to Career Awards Dinner

* Strategic Leader in Community youth projects pm Wallingford School District's School to Career Board and Wallingford Community Theatre

We are voting for Christine Mansfield for Wallingford Board of Education and hope that you also vote for her too.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Joe Marrone For Wallingford Board Of Education

I am using one of my votes to help re-elect Joe Marrone to the Wallingford Board of Education. I recently talked to Joe at the Celebrate Wallingford festival this past Saturday on his reelection campaign. Mr. Marrone has done an excellent job in my opinion in his first term on the Board.

From his website:

Education accounts for more than two-thirds of our town budget. We need to make sure that we are providing the highest quality of education to our children while providing the best value for our taxpayers.


Our school system needs to be held accountable to our customers (our students, their parents, and the taxpayers that make it all possible) for delivering a results-based education.

Parental Involvement

Involved parents can do more for the education of a child than any school program. To that end, our school system needs to do as much as it can to foster the cooperation of parents, teachers and the school administration.

Vocational / Life Skills

Not every student is college bound. Students should be exposed to as many types of vocational skills as we can reasonably provide so that students that are not on an academic path can still succeed in life.


We need to be ever vigilant and aggressive at combating bullying in our schools. Students can't learn if they are anxious or fearful of their classmates.
Academic Rigor and Fidelity of Instruction

We need to ensure that every student gets the same challenging, high quality education regardless of which school they attend or what teacher delivers the instruction.

I urge Wallingford voters to re-elect Republican Joe Marrone to the Board of Education.