The corruption never ends here in Connecticut. Connecticut Democrats who have served in the State Legislature never have to look far for a high paying position paid for by the Connecticut Taxpayers.
The new poster child for political cronyism and political corruption is former Democrat State Senator Gary LeBeau of East Hartford who was a public school teacher and administrator and received a $75,000 no bid consulting contract with the Connecticut Taxpayer funded Connecticut Innovations Agency. This agency supposedly provides support for companies in our state that are innovative,
has given a $75,000 consulting contract to a 69-year-old former state
legislator who spent his life as a public school teacher/administrator —
and never worked in business in his life.
In case you do not what "Connecticut Innovations" is, here is a blurb from their Connecticut Taxpayer funded website http://ctinnovations.com/about:
"Remember what you were doing in 1989?
We do. It’s the year we
were formed by the Connecticut State Legislature to help promising
technology companies get off the ground.
Fast-forward 20 years. Today, CI is the leading source of financing
and ongoing support for Connecticut’s innovative, growing companies.
With the addition of our Small Business Innovation Team in 2009 and our
merger with the Connecticut Development Authority—the state’s lender—in
2012, CI now proudly serves great Connecticut companies, no matter what
stage of growth they’re in."
It is funny to me as a taxpayer to see how bad our state economy has evolved into since 1989 and since the founding of Connecticut Innovations. I do not see more jobs for our state since 1989. I do not see many businesses moving into our state. I do not see more business tax revenues being developed in our state.
I do see political cronyism at its best with the hiring of former Democrat State Senator Gary LeBeau of East Hartford who was a public school teacher and administrator and received a $75,000 no bid consulting contract from them.
Why? Why was this man with no business experience hired as a consultant?
Obviously he paid his Connecticut Democratic Party dues and deserves such a position.
Maybe we should eliminate funding for Connecticut Innovations since it appears to me there is little economic innovation here in Connecticut except for an archaic and Democrat based politically inept economic policies that have bankrupted the state since 1989.
This political hack did not deserve this contract. It is yet another insult for Connecticut Taxpayers.
It is Time To Take Back Connecticut in November.
Vote for a Republican majority in the State House and State Senate in November.