2015 is around the corner. I wrote about many different ways that Connecticut and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule have misappropriated money, lost money and in general did a rather poor job in spending taxpayers monies. Their reward was reelection in most cases. Thus we as taxpayers are going to have a very rough four years with again higher taxes, more long and short term debt, more nepotism, corruption and more fiscal mismanagement.
One must also view that this debt, nepotism, corruption and fiscal mismanagement has been rewarded by Dannel Malloy through an excessive $1.4 million dollar pay increase averaging 3% to 12% for 200 of his political appointees and other constitutional officers. Taxpayers must now understand that fiscal mismanagement in the form of a (pick a number) $1 billion dollar budget deficit coupled with (pick a number) $80 billion dollar long term debt is rewarded with a $1.4 million dollar pay increase for political cronies. Did you get a 12% pay increase last year? Thus it really looks like four more years of the same force fed garbage for Connecticut's overworked taxpayers.
To me there seems really to be a rampant disregard for any economic logic here in Connecticut. Politics rules our state economy and taxpayers are powerless to do anything about it. What is the purpose of any spending constitutional laws if they are going to be disregarded by Malloy and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule? What are the rights of taxpayers? Are there any?
2015 will continue to be brutal for Connecticut's economy and taxpayers. Taxpayers especially those who are working several jobs will be asked to pay more to support the waste and fraud that permeates every aspect of Connecticut's government. Get use to it. Those in power will continue to benefit at our expense.