Politicians love to place blame. For example Mr. Malloy has placed blame on the Republicans (?) for the current economic problems of the state. High unemployment, a lack of economic growth, residents moving out of state, one of the highest tax burdens in the country and about $80 billion dollars of unfunded liabilities are somehow now the blame of the Republicans. As a Republican I take great offense to Mr. Malloy’s implication. I wonder who has been Governor for the past four years. I wonder who has controlled the State Legislature for how many years-too many to even count at this time.
Thus who is at fault? We are constantly led to believe that by increasing taxes and increasing spending somehow all of our social and economic problems go away. We as taxpayers are led to believe that if one position in state government goes unfulfilled (especially when a former Democratic official is not given it) or one program gets cut our state somehow implodes. Thus we have one of the highest tax rates in the country and one of the highest per capita state governments spending per citizen in the country and in economic reality not much to show for it. We basically have the same economic and social problems year in and year out. Whether or not we tax and spend more.
It truly has become an economic burden to live and work in Connecticut. As a taxpayer we are held hostage by Hartford’s Omnipotent One Party Rule. Taxpayers work for government and serve our elected officials. There is no more checks and balances in state government. To me it is more an economic disaster day in and day out.
November is coming the lies about our state will grow by the day. And who we will elect? And who will we blame?