Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Tale OF Two Cities

What community would you rather live in Wallingford or Bridgeport?
I know this may be an unfair question.
Wallingford is smaller than Bridgeport as Bridgeport has the largest population in Connecticut.
Wallingford has its own electric division providing residents and businesses low cost electricity.
Bridgeport does not.
Wallingford has a low tax rate.
Bridgeport does not.
Wallingford has an AAA Bond rating.
Bridgeport has an A2 Bond rating.
Wallingford has a Republican Mayor who has never been in front of any Board of Ethics hearings in 34 years.
Bridgeport had a Democrat Mayor (who is running again this year in a primary) who was convicted for racketeering, extortion, bribery and mail fraud, among other felonies, for his role in a six-year scheme to shake down city contractors for more than $500,000 in cash, meals, clothing, wine and home renovations in 2003 and served seven years in prison for it.
Wallingford has a strong Republican Mayor and Republican Town Council.
Bridgeport has a Democrat Mayor and Democrat Town Council.
Wallingford has a low crime rate.
Bridgeport  has a high crime rate.
What community would you rather live in Wallingford that is run by Republicans or Bridgeport that is run by Democrats?
I know this may be an unfair question.  But I find it shocking that in the state of Connecticut's largest community that their former convicted Mayor may be their choice for the Democrat nomination for Mayor.  The Bridgeport Republican candidate for Mayor is of Cuban descent, Councilman Enrique Torres who has run before for Mayor.  The Wallingford Democrats have elected not to run a candidate for Mayor in 2015.
One may view Wallingford as a efficiently run, vibrant and dynamic community in Connecticut.  Bridgeport obviously has many issues.  Maybe Connecticut Democrats at all levels of government could pick up a few pointers in how to run efficient, ethical and honest government from Mayor Dickinson and the Wallingford Republicans. 

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