Despite the fact that there is still a $150 million deficit for the coming year, Democrats are lining up to immediately spend this money on schools and "nonprofit agencies." Not surprisingly, a number of Democratic legislators are employed by nonprofits, but I'm sure this has nothing to do with it.
Democrats and Governor Rell have already pledged to spend $22 million on heating assistance for struggling families this winter. The $65 million windfall is a brand new opportunity to waste tax money, while continuing to fail to give significant tax relief to Connecticut residents.
Do you know how you get a budget surplus? Good money management? No. Fiscal restraint? No. Over-taxing state residents? YES. Budget surpluses are arrived at from taking in more money than you need to run the government. That's over-taxing. Of course, Democrats will find everything they can to throw the money at, and shrug their shoulders after the elections in November are over when they need to raise taxes again to address the looming budget deficit for the fiscal year we just entered.
But Shhhhhhh! They don't want to talk about next year yet... they are too busy peddling "change" when that is the last thing they will do to their own disgraceful habits.