Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Amanda Doerr For Wallingford Board Of Education

One of my votes for Wallingford Board of Education will be going to Republican candidate Amanda Doerr.  She is an energetic candidate wise beyond her youth who offers a variety of new ideas and thoughts to the Board of Education here in Wallingford.  I was truly impressed talking with her and giving me her thoughts and opinions on education and our youth today.  Her involvement in our community is wide reaching being on the Board of Directors of SCOW (Spanish Community of Wallingford) along with being a mentor and tutor for SCOW.  In my opinion she is a role model for the young people she is mentoring and is having a strong and positive influence on these young people.  She wishes to foster a creative, supportive atmosphere for our Wallingford youth to lay the foundation for present and future success.  For High School students she sees the need for experiential education to help them for the future.
I feel Amanda Doerr would be an excellent candidate for Board of Education and would contribute a great deal to Wallingford.   I urge fellow Wallingford voters to vote for her in November.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The New Face Of The Connecticut Democrats

Each year our political and economic climate changes.  Some years there seems to be more change than in other years.  Here in Connecticut I live in Wallingford, a fiscally conservative community that is efficiently run with low electric rates and low property taxes as compared to other communities in the state.  Wallingford is run by a strong Mayor/Town Council form of government that is governed by a majority of Republicans.
With the local elections coming up in several weeks we see a new face and new dynamic for the Connecticut Democrat Party.  If one is a registered Democrat here in Connecticut I am wondering if they will start to embrace even more this new face of their party.
For example their Governor will be forced over the next few weeks to hand over information/emails as to how they both justified and funded legally their "Pro-Malloy" mailing right before last year's election without any legal ruling by the Federal Election Commission.  The mailing in my opinion clearly violated the states clean-election laws that were passed back in 2004.  The information if it is actually given to the SEEC should be an informative read for taxpayers and voters.
Another example is how their State Legislature controlled by Democrats was able to circumvent the State Constitutional Spending Law and Cap by once again moving at will money off budget so it did not count to the already deficit ridden and bloated state budget.  No explanation was given by these Democrats.
Also we look at the actual Connecticut state budget process whereby $40 billion dollars in state spending passes with no debate on the last day of the legislative session through a sequestered dictate decreed by the Democrat Party in both the House and Senate.  Taxpayers and the Republican legislatures once again are left out of the actual debate of $40 billion dollars of spending.
Bridgeport is also another example of the new face and new dynamic of the Connecticut Democrat Party as I am to assume that the Governor's second chance program for felons and convicts is also embraced for former Mayors who were convicted felons to once again run for office.  The same office that the former Mayor pillaged for his personal gain and spent seven years in prison for.  The state's prisons could be a new area for the Connecticut Democrat Party to recruit new candidates from in the future especially for local and state offices.  I am wondering why many of the state's Connecticut Congressional delegation are not seeking photo opportunities and or embracing their new candidate in Bridgeport?
To me the new face of the Connecticut Democrat Party is a lot like the old face; corrupt, self serving, dictatorial and a total disrespect for rules and laws that govern us.  With Connecticut's local elections coming up I really wonder why we entrust our local governments to this type of political obedience and rule?  Maybe it is time for both the old and new faces of the Connecticut Republican Party to be embraced to lead Connecticut in 2016 and forward in the future to undo the many years of the false promises, lies and economic demise and decay that the many false faces of the Connecticut Democrat Party have enslaved us with for too many years now.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Connecticut Taxes-More, New, Higher-Change?

Connecticut taxes were in the news this past week as the State Tax Panel held an actual hearing on the current issues in the state's horrific and regressive tax structure on Wednesday September 16, 2015.  Testimony can be read at this website:
The testimony is interesting in its overwhelming support to actually reform Connecticut's bloated and progressive/regressive tax structure.  Connecticut is unique in its ways it taxes both its working citizens and businesses.  There are numerous and burdensome taxes that this state implements on so many different areas.  Many seem comical to those who live in other states.  Many businesses refuse to even have a remote location in Connecticut due to its business tax structure.  It is a mess and has been a mess since the Weicker/Cibes State Income Tax that was passed back in 1991 over the many objections of citizens and businesses.  One must remember that this income tax has proven time and time again in the past 24 years to help let Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule continue to raise spending and raise taxes on a yearly basis.  Nothing has changed.  The Connecticut Democrat Party has been in control of the House since that time.
The Weicker/Cibes State Income Tax and the Connecticut Democrat Party has continued since 1991 to eliminate any advantages to either relocating to Connecticut as a business or worker.  Random political corporate welfare schemes have come and gone over the past 24 years to help to contribute to Connecticut's $80 billion dollars in both short and long term unfunded liabilities.   This year's $40 billion dollar two year sequestered (no debate) budget is already causing budget deficits and cuts only to programs for those citizens who are most in need-not for example to the $660,000 plus in salaries being paid to two political heads of the State Board of Regents (the newest a true Malloy hack/soldier with no education experience).  It is a pathetic mess for both businesses and taxpayers in Connecticut.
There is a simple solution to this mess-I urge you to read the testimony that was given this week.  Connecticut needs to become a two party state again.  Connecticut needs to cut its bloated budget that allows unlimited highly paid political appointments along with massive benefits and pensions for its ruling elite.
It can also start this November by voting Republican in your local elections.  Just look at the Democrat mess in Bridgeport with a convicted felon leading the local slate.  Why do they want a man who almost ruined their city again? 
By starting the process of change in November 2015 we can bring about a beginning of change in Hartford in November 2016 when many of the long serving elite of the Connecticut Democrat Party can and will down in defeat due to their failed policies.  Then and only then can Connecticut come back to economic life and well being rather than being a sandbox of political nepotism, corruption and excessive taxation dictated by Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule, the Connecticut Democrat Party.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Are we not beyond the breaking point for Connecticut?

I am curious as to what the breaking point may be for Connecticut Businesses and Taxpayers? 
We have sat through a laughable five plus years of pure Connecticut Democrat Party rule in so many ways.  These debacles include massive tax increases, massive taxes, massive budget deficits, businesses moving out of state, taxpayers moving out of state, young graduates moving out of state, a poor transportation infrastructure, high workers compensation costs, high local property taxes, unfunded state mandates on cities and towns, one of the highest state employee pension and benefits system in the country, near last in most economic development categories, no debate on a $40 billion dollar spending package and budget, massive long term unfunded liabilities, etc. , etc.
To me the list is endless.  Connecticut has been brought to its knees by the illogical and irrational Connecticut Democrat Party rule.  Will it ever end?
The local elections here in Connecticut should and will be a referendum on the poor Connecticut Democrat Party rule we have had for many years now.  Look at Bridgeport.  Look at Hartford.  Look at New London.  It is comical to think that businesses, voters and taxpayers in these communities continue to accept any type of Democrat Party representation at all.  Why continue to vote for the failed economic policies of the Connecticut Democrat Party rule at a local level?  Why vote Democrat at all?  For higher taxes?  For higher deficits?  For more lawlessness?  Why?
I am curious as to what the breaking point may be for Connecticut Businesses and Taxpayers?  Are we not beyond the breaking point for Connecticut?