The Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly have been claiming that Governor Rell's proposed budget, which has no tax increases, does not balance and is short $2.8 billion. So Democrats have spent the last two weeks on crafting a massive fictional spending cut of an additional $2.8 billion that no one supports, hoping to scare everyone badly enough that they will be okay with tax increases.
Naturally, the three plans they proposed were the scariest they could conjure. These fantasy proposals close two UCONN regional campuses, close two prisons, fire 13.5% of the state work force, and eliminate all deputy commissioners.
So taxpayers! Do you see! We NEED to raise your taxes!
Unfortunately, closing two campuses of UCONN, firing a bunch of state employees and getting rid of deputy commissioners doesn't really scare me that much. I think we'll need the prisons though, especially since these morons don't want to execute anyone.
Isn't it great to know that instead of working on a major budget deficit of $8 billion, legislative Democrats have instead spent weeks hammering out a plan meant for everyone to despise with no intention of implementing it? All they have done over the last two weeks is try to shore up the case for tax increases they can't even admit they intend to spring on us.
This is phase one, believe me. And it is laughably transparent. Next, they will be saving the day they blame Governor Rell for creating by showing us their humanity with massive tax increases.