With the problems Connecticut’s economy is currently facing, which flow down to Ridgefield and our neighbors, it is puzzling why Democrats are chasing bogeymen in Washington when things there seem to be finally on the right track. Connecticut is constantly rated at the bottom of any economic list and our numerous problems here that have grown unchecked by the Democrat majority for too long. Governor Malloy and his administration are so unpopular, three out of four people feel they are not doing a good job and, the insult on top of injury, we even have the honor of our state Capitol possibly being on the verge of bankruptcy.
The response from the Democrats has been distraction: smoke and mirrors, like a policeman at an accident, there’s no problem here, move on. In the meantime, plans are being laid for a possible third State tax increase within five years, plus increases in all sorts of incidental taxes and fees which they hope will fall below your radar screen. It was suggested no one would notice an increase in the State Sales tax from 6.35% to 7%. And, believe it or not, there is even discussion of implementing a license fee on pet cats. Think of what tolls on Interstate 84 would do to Ridgefield roads with increased traffic. With the drug problem in our towns now, do we need to add fuel to the fire legalizing recreational marijuana?