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Connecticut degrades under Governor Malloy

Gretchen Gauthier Groton

Publication: The Day

Published 11/24/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 11/23/2012 01:05 PM

Conning, Inc. has downgraded Connecticut to the worst state in the union for government indebtedness.We were 37th.

We have more state government debt per capita than any other state in the country. We are the worst state where senior citizens can live. We are the worst at retaining businesses. We are the worst at creating jobs. We have not recovered our housing values and home values are down almost 5 percent since last year.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he will not raise taxes again. You mean the $2 billion in tax hikes last year is enough? Malloy said he cannot ask state employees to give more, they already gave.

Connecticut will have to cut the budget. Really? Any bets it will be in the form of aid to cities and towns, excluding the Democratic strongholds of Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford? You know, the big-city payoff for delivering the votes.

The state can balance its budget on the backs of the towns and then duck the blame for your increased tax bill because it came in the form of property taxes. What a political strategy.

Isn't one-party rule a great thing? And you just sent the same political cronies back to the legislature.

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