This will be my last column for 2016. I will be back with a special New Years Day column in 2017.
A great deal has occurred in 2016. We have a new President Trump and Vice President Pence. We have seen the beginning of the end for the Clinton dynasty. In Connecticut voters continue their rejection of the Connecticut Democrat Party and their irrational economic tax and spend policies. Connecticut continues to lose many businesses and continues to have a net migration of population out of Connecticut. Connecticut continues to rank near last in most economic categories in 2016. The state's pension system is an economic debacle broke with a ridiculous proposal currently to push to 2032 the bulk of its debt. It was a year of the same stale economic rhetoric from Hartford's Omnipotent One Party Rule which mercifully is day by day losing its grip on power in Hartford. The City of Hartford continues is economic decline with a brand new baseball stadium in disrepair with no games being played there along with the push for a "regional" sales tax to bail them out. More of the same in Hartford. There was the usual mix of Connecticut political corruption that just never seems to end.
Dan Malloy will continue as the Head of the Governors Association shaking down donors who will demand better results than what they got in this past election and spending the bulk of his time out of Connecticut in hope of getting a new job when does not get re elected in 2018. The hope is once again that in 2018 the Republicans will prevail in taking control of the State House and complete control of the State Senate rather the current split 18-18. And more importantly win the Governorship with a conservative candidate like Peter Lumaj in the upcoming election.
I also think about the hundreds of million of dollars that was spent in this last campaign. Think about all of the people who could have been helped, the poor, the sick, college loans, etc. with it rather where it went, in the pockets of overpaid political consultants, a biased media and pollsters who have no clue what is going on in our country. Also think about all of the money that is in the Clinton Foundation that does not get spent on "charitable" endeavors.
Thus we will be entering 2017 with a new found hope in a new and dynamic President Trump and Vice President Pence who have already shaken up Washington and its stale political process. We know the liberal media will each day condemn him however it looks like he will be ignoring them and take his messages directly to the citizens and taxpayers of our country. What a refreshing thought for America. In my economic opinion when all is said and done America will have entered a great period of economic growth and prosperity and our future will look great again.
I wish to thank all of my loyal readers who both and agree and disagree with my writings and thoughts. I wish to also thank Capitol Report 2016 for being on their "The List" of columnists. Without you this column does not exist. I have always wanted what is best for my town of Wallingford, for Connecticut and for the United States of America whether you agree with me or not. It can only be achieved through economic growth and prosperity, a belief in spirituality, through productive and fair employment, through self reliance not reliance on an ineffective government and through a desire to see all in our country be successful and in good health.
Happy New Year.
See you next year.