In the upcoming Connecticut state election on November 6, 2018, the fight to take back Connecticut concludes. In this election there is a strong possibility and probability that the Connecticut House and Senate will be controlled by the Republicans and we will have a Republican Governor. The Connecticut Democrat Party has controlled the House since 1992. Since 2008 the Connecticut Democrat Party has lost 34 House seats with a current split of 80 Democrats and 71 Republicans. The Republicans lost the February special election in the 120th District that they held for 40 years by 63 votes with only 19% of the registered voters voting in the election. In my opinion if the local Republican party had done their work they probably could have gotten 64 more Republican voters to the polls and the seat would have remained Republican. I do not see this seat as staying Democrat for long.
The Connecticut Democrat Party has controlled the Senate from 1996 to 2014. In 2016 the Senate became split with 18 Democrats and 18 Republicans with Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman casting tie breaking votes on legislation.
Let us now examine the record of the Connecticut Democrat Party in particular the past seven years of complete control of our state government in both chambers and as Governor.
In the past seven years Connecticut has had two of the highest tax increase in the states history.
In the past seven years Connecticut has had continuous budget deficits.
In the past seven years Connecticut has seen his unfunded pension liabilities increase dramatically.
In the past seven years Connecticut's union and management employees salaries, benefits and pensions costs have increase dramatically.
In the past seven years Connecticut has seen its short and long term debt along with its unfunded liabilities increase to $60 to $80 billion dollars.
In the past seven years Connecticut has had a massive loss of businesses that have moved out of state.
In the past seven years Connecticut has had a massive loss of citizens move out of state especially younger people.
In the past seven Connecticut has had many corporate taxpayer funded deals turn bad with Connecticut taxpayers footing the bill.
In the past seven years Connecticut has consistently dropped in all economic categories as compared to the 49 states in our country.
In my opinion and the opinions of others the Connecticut Democrat Party has failed miserably in running our state. They have basically run it economically into the ground.
This is the record they are running on for November. They have taxed the economic vibrancy out of Connecticut. They have developed and nurtured an elite political ruling class that can enjoy the economic spoils they created funded by the remaining Connecticut Taxpayers.
Are you better off than you were in 2016? 2014? 1992? Probably not. Then why continue to vote for any Democrat in the November election? Why would you based on the real record they have?
I think and many others think that we need a change in leadership in Hartford quickly before the state goes bankrupt due to economic incompetency and political patronage. Vote Republican in November.