Saturday, March 24, 2018

Connecticut Taxpayers Beat Up Again This Week

It was another bad week for Connecticut Taxpayers.  Again most of the 52 weeks in the year are bad for Connecticut Taxpayers.  Connecticut Taxpayers who have no union representation and little if any representation in Connecticut state government suffered several major blows in trying to keep their incomes protected from the enormous Connecticut tax burden that is imposed on them seven days a week, fifty two weeks a years, 365 days in the year.
This week it was learned although I believe most legal Connecticut Taxpayers knew this already that Connecticut Taxpayers worked the longest in the country until May 17, 2017 to pay their local, state and federal tax burden for 2017.  Connecticut ranks 50 out of 50 states, the longest time in the country for the third year in a row according to the Tax Foundation report which was quickly dismissed by State Revenue Commissioner Kevin Sullivan. 
This week it was also learned against great public outcry that the first steps in creating one of the most expensive toll road systems in the country moved out of committee.  These tolls will be paid mainly by Connecticut Taxpayers who drive in the state.  Our new utopian electronic toll system from what I read from the bill will make Connecticut one of the most expensive toll roads in the country along with having one of the highest administrative costs to run it.
This week it was learned that Connecticut Taxpayers will be paying for the city of Hartford's short and long term debt of $550 million dollars at a rate of between $24 and $36 million dollars a year. This along with the already $270 million dollars a year Hartford receives each year for a total of roughly $310 million dollars will be given to the city for an infinite amount of years.  The gift by Governor Malloy to his future handpicked successor for Governor Mayor Bronin is a classic political backroom pay off deal that does nothing to make Hartford more efficient in its spending nor renegotiate the incredible sums of Connecticut Taxpayers monies that is being spent on city employee management and union salaries, benefits and pensions.  Hartford should have gone bankrupt.  This will create a massive burden for Connecticut Taxpayers in the future.  It will also set the precedent for New Haven, Bridgeport and Waterbury to demand and receive even more Connecticut Taxpayers monies to further their liberal political agenda, political patronage and the sheltering of illegal immigrants in their cities.
This week it was learned that the current budget deficit of anywhere from $50 to $250 million dollars has still not been resolved.  One must remember that Connecticut's short and long term debt along with its unfunded liabilities is between $60 and $80 billion dollars with absolutely no plan to pay it off.
Why should all of this matter to Connecticut Taxpayers?  It is obvious that our appointed and elected Connecticut government officials feel comfortable in the complete destruction of Connecticut's economy through their massive tax plans and payoffs to keep the current and corrupted political system in place. 
Why should all of this matter to Connecticut Taxpayers?  It is obvious the Connecticut Democrat Party is proud to run on this horrific economic record for election and re-election in November.  It is business as usual for the Connecticut Democrat Party in their pay for play economy while the Connecticut Republican Party is crucified for their objections to the unqualified liberal activist Justice Andrew J. McDonald, to become chief justice of the state Supreme Court. 
Thus another week has passed in Connecticut.  Another week that Connecticut Taxpayers got beat up again.  Another week of living in Connecticut: A state with true taxation without representation.

1 comment:

jmarkley said...

The McDonald nomination--like the gun control bills, paid family medical leave, the minimum wage and much are--are an attempt by Democrats to distract voters from the abject failure of their governor and legislature over the last seven years. Republicans must not take the bait: we need to make this election a referendum on big government. Do we need higher taxes or lower taxes? More state spending, or less? More regulations, or fewer? If Republican stand clearly for smaller and less intrusive government--and for our Constitutional rights as free citizens--we will win this November.