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Author Topic: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days  (Read 4483 times)

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2019, 08:48:05 PM »
I'm going through a manufacturer buyback/lemon law with Jaguar/Land Rover right now because a brand new car has been in service since the 5th day of owning it. Infotainment problems, engine problems, etc.. etc...

Too much advanced crap that is released way too early and making us, the consumer be the beta tester.  :eyejack:

I am not surprised but to be honest those vehicles have always been finicky and temperamental (Jags) and Range Rovers from the early days to present are noted for poor design/reliability. Now the "Series" Land Rovers were totally different machines, reliable, rugged, down right primitive, simple machines, they were much more of a farm tractor than an on the road car.
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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2019, 01:54:59 PM »
The Gold Coast now runs pretty much the entire length of Long Island Sound. I am a Guilford taxpayer and while the town has always been "fancy", the waterfront has exploded in value in the last 20 years. Anything south of RT1 is in a different league. And yes, there is tremendous tax burden there- which they don't seem to have a problem with compared to the NYC metro. People will never leave there short of a tsunami hitting the reset button. New people move in all time- Madison, too.

But you can't subsidize the MASSIVE social service infrastructure of ex-industrial cities like Waterbury, Bridgeport, Hartford, Meriden, etc on pretty much nothing but the wealthy's state income tax liability, corporate tax, and sales tax. Soon most CT residents will be below the taxable income threshold for ANY tax liability (state or Federal). It's turning into a state of 1% executives and 99% minimum wage workers.

The cliche of the middle class leaving is totally true.

Pretty much hits the nail on the head. Smack dab in the middle class here, and soon as my son is out of high school (3.5 years) we are gone. Why stay and pay West Hartford taxes when I've got no kids in school, my income tax is going to go up, the State will try to take my property, and retirement here ten or 15 years from know will be completely unaffordable?

Family used to own waterfront summer property down in Fairfield until the mid '80s, when for a variety of reasons, we all got out of it - it wasn't really a money issue.  It's a whole different world down there now; and today is most certainly would be a money issue. The voters in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven will decide the State's fate, and the residents of the CT coast will pay for it.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »
I don’t know how this thread became a commentary on electric cars, but there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about them. I own a Gen1 Chevy Volt and a Tesla Model 3. Had a Chevy Spark EV for a little while too, mostly because it was virtually free after tax credits and had 400ft/lbs of torque.

The Volt is a PHEV (has an engine for backup) and is the best engineered car I’ve ever owned (always been a GM guy). It has 110,000 miles and hasn’t had an issue since new. Battery range is the same as when new. EV batteries don’t rapidly degrade like power tool batteries because they have thermal management systems and are never allowed to become under/overcharged.

The Tesla was expensive, though after state/federal credits it cost me less than $40k. People spend more than that on pickups these days. It’s an amazing car, especially since the regular software updates keep improving it. It easily goes 300 miles, and Tesla’s supercharger network lets me recharge in 30 minutes while I get a meal. At home I plug it in each night and let it charge overnight with off-peak electric rates. I never give the charge level a second thought. The instant torque and acceleration are also truly amazing.

I still own a gas SUV, but avoid driving it. Having to deal with an automatic transmission and regular refueling has become annoying.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2019, 08:42:46 PM »
Adios UTC.  I knew you'd be leaving but didn't think it would be via merger with Ratheon.  I remember hearing Lamont received a phone call from Hayes unannounced and talked about their future in the State and Lamont allegedly told him the typical nonsense about how great CT is and will be.

We should keep a running tally of businesses leaving CT in recent memory:
GE - Boston
Mass Mutual - closing Enfield
UTC - Braintree/Boston
Stag/PTR/Remington/Marlin - elsewhere

CT's biggest industries will be the ones paying the least/no taxes.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2019, 08:51:22 PM »
UTC = sikorski? they're actually moving out of state or just HQ? or is UTC somebody else?

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2019, 09:01:44 PM »
UTC = sikorski? they're actually moving out of state or just HQ? or is UTC somebody else?

Sikorsky is owned by Boeing now.

Carrier and Otis Elevator are going to be spun off prior to Raytheon merger. I would look for them to relocate south. First off the South is exploding so they will want to be nearer their customer base and second is this state is too expensive.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2019, 09:02:12 PM »
UTC corporate headquarters is moving. Of course in 5 years or so it'll all move as the demonrats tell us what a great job they are doing.
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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2019, 09:02:45 PM »
Sikorsky is owned by Lockheed Martin.

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2019, 09:10:38 PM »
Sikorsky is owned by Lockheed Martin.

My bad....

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Re: Lamont's policy groups recommend big changes for first 100 days
« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2019, 10:36:57 PM »
utc keeps walking and talking in circles.

--a year or 2 ago, carrier worked a deal and broke a contract for their headquarters lease in farmington and moved down south which cost them a lot of $$ to break the 20+ year lease. Then utc derps again, and moved otis into the building.

-- then Utc is splitting from carrier and otis

-- now merging with raytheon and moving to boston.

** I can only hope that with this merger they keep carrier and otis and dont split from them. I know Ct/MA offices of carrier are crazy busy with shit ton of work for easily the next few years. funny that a lot of these companies that threaten to leave CT , move a few jobs out, but end up spending more and more on upgrades, new buildings that need controls and units ect.... 

utrc just built 2 or 3 new building in east hartford for huge contract for engines.

Oh and frack that little half-tardling Lamont
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