I guess $51.7 million dollars does not go as far as it use to. Because $51.7 million is what was spent in 2012 lobbying activity to influence our State Legislature according to a recent report issued by Office of State Ethics. This is the same stale State Legislature that has brought us the highest taxes in the country, one of the worse places to retire and do business in, and one of the highest long term unfunded liabilities debt to deal with. $51.7 million to lobby our elected officials here in Connecticut to get all that and more economic waste than ever before.
I guess that really is not a great deal of money. I know taxpayers really have no say in our State Legislature. Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule usually just does what they want. They can pass legislation that is not read. They can circumvent the State Constitution. They can break any rule of law with no repercussions. Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule is above all that and more. Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule is definitely ruled by influence and lobbying. It is liberal elitism in its purest form.
Thus we really have no say in our state government. Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule has taken care of that with its influence buying. I guess $51.7 million dollars does not go as far as it use to. Except in Hartford with all of its corruption in full view of all to see.