Economic breaking point. Economic collapse. Economic debacle. Choose the words they all describe the current Connecticut government economic implosion. Our state government has collapsed economically under the burdens of its political manipulation and payoffs/payouts.
State union contracts take precedence over state laws, long term debt and unfunded liabilities are at $80 billion dollars with no end in sight and pick any number for the ever growing yearly budget deficit.
Now since the state unions are not going to agree to any concessions they will supposedly face layoffs. However they will not go down without a big rally taking place next weekend that Connecticut's media will be all over. I truly wonder how much support or economic sympathy they are going to receive from Connecticut Taxpayers at this rally. For many Connecticut Taxpayers are sickened by the knowledge that state union contracts take precedence over state laws if there is a conflict between the two. There will be the usual blame game and the unions will state that Connecticut will be brought to its knees if there are any layoffs or cuts to their salaries or benefits. Really? I think their arguments will fall on deaf ears today. Connecticut Taxpayers are seeing the massive costs of state government with their unions and never ending high pay and benefit political management positions. All producing what? All costing how much? All continuing to contribute to the chronic economic downturn of the state. All for what? Satisfying the never ending Connecticut Democrat Party tax and spend philosophies that have truly bankrupted Connecticut? For example look at your Motor Vehicle Department, a symbol of the cronyism and incredible economic inefficiencies of the Connecticut Democrat Party at work with yet a new Commissioner who does not even remember if he has a Masters degree or not. This is really good government? This what taxpayers must continue to support?
Voters must look hard at who they vote for this coming November. They need to look at the economic collapse of this state brought to them courtesy of the Connecticut Democrat Party and its unions. And they need to vote out the Connecticut Democrat Party in mass once and for all.