Monday, May 5, 2008

Do Nothing. Accomplish Nothing. Be Nothing.

The Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly have apparently settled on "Do Nothing" a their mantra for the budget this year.

But it's more than that. It's their philosophy. It's their slogan. It defines their entire two years in the "supermajority."

As News Junk is reporting, Connecticut Mayors and First Selectmen swarmed the Capitol today to protest this "Do Nothing Approach."

The cast of characters showing up to criticize the plan included Democratic governors-in-waiting Dannel Malloy of Stamford, John DeStefano of New Haven, and Eddie "Bisque Bathroom" Perez of Hartford.

What does DeStefano think of the "Do Nothing" budget? He says it will lead to "tax increases, lay-offs and service reductions."

No one seems to like this alternative other than legislative Democrats and Governor Rell.

The legislative Republicans have an alternative that balances, gives gas tax relief, if only for the summer, and achieves savings through early retirement, a plan panned by comptroller Nancy Wyman, and OPM Secretary Bob Genuario. Both of whom, incidentally, have voted for early retirement proposal s before.

If I were a liberal, I would be very unhappy with what I have seen over he past two years. In 2006, Democrats rolled to victory with a supermajority. Liberals rejoiced.

Now, I await one of these liberals two years later to tell me the achievements of that supermajority that were worth the efforts, cash and time expended in earning their signal political victories.

We still have high taxes. Our energy prices are increasing. Our gas prices are increasing. Our economy is tanking. Population is leaving our state. Businesses do not want to relocate here.

Do nothing. It's not just a phrase... it's a political way of life.


mccommas said...

MMaybe if Don Williams and company had all the seats in the Senate and House they could get something done.

Judy Aron said...

Meanwhile they also stonewall good legislation.