Connecticut Taxpayers are a strong lot. Connecticut Taxpayers keep being punished over and over again. Connecticut Taxpayers are despised by the Connecticut Democrat Party for not paying enough taxes especially those who supposedly make a great deal of money. Connecticut Taxpayers were told that the two highest tax increases in Connecticut's history were going to solve all of the economic woes of the state. Connecticut Taxpayers were told there was no budget deficit in the last Gubernatorial campaign. Connecticut Taxpayers are shouted down when questioning why their taxes go to support illegal immigrants in the sanctuary cities that are propped up financially by the state. Connecticut Taxpayers question why it is illegal to have a free market system to purchase their wine and beer in the state so that prices could go down. Connecticut Taxpayers are detested by paid state lobbyists for questioning their role in running up the costs of state government through their pet state funded projects and laws. Connecticut Taxpayers are further insulted by having to pay for a program to fund candidates running for election every two years so that there is more "equity" in our elections. Connecticut Taxpayers have to use the Freedom of Information Act to find out in many cases how much the state is spending on certain items and projects. Connecticut Taxpayers voted for a Constitutional Amendment to have a balanced budget which in turn is ruled "illegal" by a Democrat Attorney General. Connecticut Taxpayers must support a bloated salary, benefit and pension spoils system that benefits a ruling management and union elite. Connecticut Taxpayers when wanting reform in that same bloated salary, benefit and pension spoils system that benefits a ruling management and union elite are shouted down and ridiculed.
Connecticut Taxpayers have been lied to over and over again since the enactment of the Utopian state income tax. Connecticut Taxpayers hear the same rhetoric every year, new and higher taxes will solve all of Connecticut's problems.
Connecticut Taxpayers have faced a grim reality for years now. Their elected officials only concern is themselves and the political spoils system they protect. It did not change in 1991 nor will it change in 2017.
Connecticut Taxpayers will be facing another round of tax increases in a few weeks. And Connecticut Taxpayers will be hearing about the new budget deficits that still have yet to have been addressed at the end of 2017. Connecticut Taxpayers will be told they are not paying enough in taxes in 2018.
And the story line remains the same. Thus Connecticut declares itself economically, politically and legally bankrupt in 2018. Then and only then will the political spoils system that rules Connecticut with an iron hand declares full and ultimate victory over Connecticut Taxpayers.