In his last State of the Union address, Governor Dan Malloy embarked upon a typical liberal Connecticut Democrat progressive and utopian vision of tolls everywhere, much higher and new taxes along with the same rhetoric of affordable mandated health care, higher minimum wages along with a much lengthier paid family leave law. He threw in the usual cuts in municipal aid to "wealthier" towns to give more more money to the Democrat run economically failing cities such as Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven. The broken down XL Center gets yet more money to prop it open. He harped on these liberal concepts as part of a "Connecticut Fairness" plan which ties in with the Connecticut Democrat Party plan of a "Values Agenda" (whatever that may be). Not a word was mentioned in his speech about the budget deficits nor the massive amount of short and long term debt along with unfunded liabilities the state has in 2018.
Malloy thus has spent both terms as Governor raising taxes and forcing an even more failed liberal agenda upon the remaining Connecticut Taxpayers left in the state. Does he realize how bad the state's economy is and that we are still yet out of the recession?`
But the question must be asked after listening to this speech is "How is this budget fair to Connecticut Taxpayers?" In my analysis all this new budget does is once again raises taxes, makes driving in Connecticut especially expensive with a seven cent increase in the gas tax tax along with congestion price tolls on all highways and secondary roads in the state and expands taxes elsewhere. The new budget keeps up social welfare programs for those in the state here illegally along with a much higher minimum wage (which will eliminate more jobs in the state). Why does "Fairness" apply in this budget only to those who are politically connected such as state labor unions, the ruling political hierarchy and those here in the state illegally? What happened to "Fairness" to those who are legal citizens of the state and pay an excessive amount of state taxes to live here? Are they not entitled to any benefits of state government? And how has this Connecticut Democrat Party liberal agenda worked so far in the state since the Malloy Administration began in 2011? Haven't we seen an enormous amount of businesses and citizens move out of the state since 2011? How many tax increases has the state had? Why is the short and long term debt along with unfunded liabilities of the state now $60 to $80 billion dollars, a massive increase since 2011? What is the plan to pay off this debt?
Fairness does not exist in the Connecticut Democrat Party in 2018. This budget is a cesspool of higher taxes and failed programs that can only further the economic decline of the state. It is economic garbage. Yet this is the liberal agenda that the Connecticut Democrat Party will be running upon throughout the state in the upcoming elections this November. And this why all Democrats need to be voted out of office on election day from top to bottom. Dan Malloy's policies have failed completely since 2011. The Connecticut Democrat Party's policies have failed completely since 2011. Enough is enough.