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Author Topic: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days  (Read 4520 times)

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2019, 02:55:02 PM »
What is so fracking frustrating is the politicians who control the legislature (and local cities) see only ONE solution. Raise taxes and fees. They simply do not see reducing (significantly) spending as an option, since the largest slices of the budget pie is either Health & Human Services (state) and or Education (both state and towns/cities). Cuts to either angers a significant portion of their voting base. Touching either is the third rail in state/local politics. So they kick the fracking can down the road by making this state even more unattractive to businesses and people.
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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2019, 05:47:35 PM »
What is so fracking frustrating is the politicians who control the legislature (and local cities) see only ONE solution. Raise taxes and fees. They simply do not see reducing (significantly) spending as an option, since the largest slices of the budget pie is either Health & Human Services (state) and or Education (both state and towns/cities). Cuts to either angers a significant portion of their voting base. Touching either is the third rail in state/local politics. So they kick the fracking can down the road by making this state even more unattractive to businesses and people.

a portent of things to come. CT is just the leading edge of a national trend. social security/medicare/medicaid aren't much better nationally, just a bit further down the road.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2019, 08:30:48 PM »
Face it this state is doomed. There is no correcting the mess the assholes have created, it took about 30 years to get here and nothing will turn this around under a decade maybe 2 but I see no reason for that to even happen. The assholes keep voting for the assholes and we get it up the ass. Commie-necticut.
I love CT. I've lived here my entire life, it's all the socialists and libtards that I hate.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2019, 10:28:03 PM »
Well, the state won’t turn around until we fix the voter to taxpayer ratio.  We’ve got more voters than taxpayers.

Unfortunately, it seems like this thing isn’t ever getting fixed.

The worse part is, I like my state. It’s pretty and it’s my home. I like my house and my town.

On the one hand, I worry about it quite a bit.  On the other hand, well, Alfred E. Neuman said it best, “What me worry?”

It’s going to get bumpy.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2019, 11:31:51 PM »
It’s got to fail like every ex-industrial city in New England failed.
Manufacturing modernized and left the state, cities full of working-class families left.

Look at all the big old family houses in every Connecticut city that are now chiopped-up into slumlord apartments. Those were all family homes for factory workers.

Same thing is beginning to happen now- people are leaving, that’s fact. New England industrial cities like Waterbury, Meriden, New Britain and Middletown never recovered to what they were when manufacturing evaporated. Not even close.

The only answer is to slash state and local spending to such a degree that it’s actually attractive to move to CT.

No sales tax.
No gasoline tax.
No state income tax.
No f_cking car tax!!
Local property taxes 1/2 what they are now.
Get Eversource under control for realistic electricity prices.

Make that real and good people will come to live here.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2019, 06:17:27 AM »
The only thing that's necessary to turn this state around is stop making it outrageously attractive to work for this state. There may or may not be more voters than workers, but there are more workers who will never vote against their own interests and fix the state than there are voters who will never vote against their interest to keep flushing it down the toilet.
But it will be like teaching a pig to sing, a waste of your time, and you'll only succeed in anoying the pig.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2019, 08:05:05 AM »
The only thing that's necessary to turn this state around is stop making it outrageously attractive to work for this state. There may or may not be more voters than workers, but there are more workers who will never vote against their own interests and fix the state than there are voters who will never vote against their interest to keep flushing it down the toilet.

All very true. The people depending on the state for pension benefits number over 100,000 if you include state workers, education, etc. It’s a huge voting block. JBear is correct.

I would be overjoyed to see those pensions evaporate as virtually every state worker has voted/demanded more money for themselves.

M1A, Eversource has been hard on the path to collapse since they became publicly traded. Utilities Do Not Belong In The Stock Market. . Getting it back to being a true utility and not the bean counter run mess it is would be a fantastic start.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2019, 09:19:03 AM »
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

― Alexander Fraser Tytler

That is where we are now. Voters (and politicians) vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. The state is the largest single employer. You have a huge number of voters in the major cities who vote to take money from others for their own gain. Far to many simply b*tch and moan about how bad this state is, then continue to vote Democrat continuing the downward spiral of the state. Far to many WANT to be dependent on the state.
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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2019, 10:00:42 AM »
All very true. The people depending on the state for pension benefits number over 100,000 if you include state workers, education, etc. It’s a huge voting block. JBear is correct.

I would be overjoyed to see those pensions evaporate as virtually every state worker has voted/demanded more money for themselves.

M1A, Eversource has been hard on the path to collapse since they became publicly traded. Utilities Do Not Belong In The Stock Market. . Getting it back to being a true utility and not the bean counter run mess it is would be a fantastic start.

Eversource has to  make money just like any business. Where things went wrong with power is deregulation. The power companies were split into several companies. Each company has to now make it's own profit. Generation is the issue. It is very expensive to generate power so the wholesale price is high enough for them to turn a profit. Then Eversource buys this power and marks it up. When it was one company all these costs were factored into the one big company.

Deregulation of utilities has not gone well, with electricity being the worst example. Telephone company break up was not good either. We ended up with poor quality sound, poor customer service, constant bombardment of people trying to sell you a different service. Certain things need to be a monopoly.

In the end our electricity costs are not that bad compared to other parts of the country. The biggest issue here is the tax and spend mentality of government.

Liberals create their own messes. One thing is their "war on climate change" has produced vehicles that get better fuel economy or don't use fossil fuels at all. This reduces the gas tax. These idiots better realize that if we go to electric cars there will be no gas tax money coming in. Certainly much less. Kill gas tax and go to tolls   but having both is not right. People with electric cars and high MPG cars are not paying their fair share of the burden. Maybe tax them? The government gives them a tax credit to buy them then wonders what happened to all the revenue?

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2019, 10:02:50 AM »
Their electric vehicles do more harm to the environment then good.
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