Letter: The definition of insanity

To the Editor:
In the Democratic View column two weeks ago, Alex Harris spent his time discussing Rep. Frey’s support of President Trump and the RNC platform. Mr. Harris should stay a bit closer to home and focus on the state of Connecticut. Listen to what Charlie Munger (Warren Buffett’s partner at Berkshire Hathaway) said about our state and its woeful condition.
The Democratic Party has been in control of both houses of our state government for approximately 25 consecutive years. That’s not an exaggeration. Look it up on the state website. They’ve also had the governor’s office for the past 8 years with four more to go. When you own 2 out of the 3 legs of government for 25 years and the executive office for the last 8 years you are responsible for the economic welfare of Connecticut. Our state is facing a major financial crisis under Democratic leadership. Falling housing prices, jobs leaving, and massively underfunded pensions leaves all Connecticut residents in an extremely precarious financial position. Our neighbors in New York and Massachusetts which are also both controlled by their respective Democratic parties aren’t nearly as bad off as we are. They at least paid for their liabilities. Maybe Mr. Harris et al, should pay a bit more attention here, and not worry about President Trump. Our federal congressman and senators seem to be taking that task on.
Maybe we should try some Republican leadership in the state instead of the Democratic leadership that has gotten us into this position. Sadly, our finances can get worse. Up through 2015 (latest data I could find) Connecticut was the leading state in per capita income yet because of mismanagement we have massive deficits. According to The National Review and other sources, in 1960 it would surprise most Americans to know that the wealthiest large city per capita was Detroit. Yes things can get worse!
Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.” Food for thought.
Jim Carroll 
Norrans Ridge Drive, Feb. 22