Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This Week's Connecticut Economic Observations

I am back from a too brief visit with family in Florida.  I am always amazed at the lower taxes in Florida as compared to here in Connecticut.  No state income tax in Florida and much lower property taxes.
I also can see how middle class taxpayers here in Connecticut are the true servants to our state government.  State government and Hartford's Omnipotent One  Party Rule represents those politically connected not those who work for a living.  We can see the massive indifference by our elected officials here in Connecticut towards those who they supposedly represent.
For example and a continuing example is the massive amounts of free taxpayers monies which are given out by Hartford's Omnipotent One  Party Rule through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).  We still have no answers on the $400,000,000 that is given out freely and it seems to me without any qualifiers except for not paying much of it back.   I am curious as to what would happen if we did not pay our state taxes, would they be forgiven?
We see now a politically connected individual Anthony Avallone, a 67 year-old former Democratic State Senator, being appointed to a State Judge position and thus qualifying for a massive pension in just three short years.   Apparently he can receive a mere $104,000 a year after three years as a Judge.
I hope he enjoys that sweet taxpayer funded deal due to his political connections.
Connecticut Network CTN, which is the taxpayer funded General Assembly television network watched by many(?) of our state elected officials is scheduled to see its budget increase from a mere $2.5 million a year to $6 million a year through this unseen piece of a new law being promoted in our General Asssembly:
Section 1. Section 2-71x of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
For the fiscal year ending June 30, [2007] 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Comptroller shall segregate [two million five hundred thousand] six million dollars of the amount of the funds received by the state from the tax imposed under chapter 211 on public service companies providing community antenna television service in this state. The moneys segregated by the Comptroller shall be deposited with the Treasurer and made available to the Office of Legislative Management to defray the cost of providing the citizens of this state with Connecticut Television Network coverage of state government deliberations and public policy events.

No big deal what is another $3.5 million of taxpayer's monies?

And so it continues-Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule ruining Connecticut economically day by day. Connecticut Taxpayers must support this economic regime day by day also.

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