It just never ends for Connecticut taxpayers. While Dannel Malloy runs around the country insulting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and insulting middle aged white men his state continues its economic downfall. Apparently Dannel Malloy and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule largest tax increase in the state's history has done little to stem the flow of red ink and or the the $80 billion dollars in short and long term debt the state has. No here in Connecticut we have economic lies and more economic lies on a daily basis from Dannel Malloy and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule.
Budget Chief Ben Barnes reward for his economic lies to Connecticut taxpayers was a raise of $23,000 a year from $187,000 to a mere $210,000 a year salary (plus state benefits and his never ending pension he will receive).
Thus as Connecticut's continuing economic debacle continues we see that the carefully written script by Dannel Malloy and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule is to cut as many programs that can directly hurt those citizens truly in need and have no other protections along with cutting veterans programs, while proposing a Utopian $100 billion dollar transportation program in order to justify tolls and more tax increases. The carefully written script is getting the necessary comments from the media of how bad these cuts are and thus the only solution is to raise taxes yet once again. And the script will read clearly enough that two years from now in 2018 after all of the new tolls, new taxes and increases in current taxes we will have a new budget deficit of $200 million dollars (or pick any number) along with $90 billion dollars in short and long term unfunded liabilities. Thus it never ends.
How about if a budget was presented by both parties (yes there are Republicans who were elected legally who represent some taxpayers in Connecticut) that actually cuts spending and lowers taxes to create real economic stimulation and growth in our economy? For example a rescinding of the 6 to 12% pay increases that are automatic now each year for Dannel Malloy and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule state commissioners and aides. Or how about a 10% cut in salaries and benefits for those same jobs? How about reopening negotiations with state unions to help share a realistic solution to resolving the unfunded pension and benefits that is present in this budget and has been present for years now? How about an end to the corporate welfare programs that state taxpayers must underwrite like the millions of dollars given to Back 9 Network, Bass Pro Shops, United Technologies, Cowles Company or any of the many large corporations that feed freely on taxpayers monies?
Thus more of the same. We need a functional two party system in Connecticut. We need to cut state spending. We need an economically efficient and frugal state government that truly reuses a paper clip or scrap piece of paper to save a penny. Because if we continue to ignore Dannel Malloy and Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule unchecked spending, unethical behaviors and complete disregard for the state spending cap law we will not be economically functional in 2018. It is their call now, I can and will vote with my feet in the long run.