Yes, I have been away a while, and there is much to catch up on. Particularly, the issuance of the budget proposal of state legislative Democrats. It is an insulting document which dramatically raises taxes by $3.3 billion and demonstrates very clearly that the left wingers who have overrun our state capitol have no intention of trimming back government.
No, instead YOU and I will be expected to do more with less as they tax the hell out of us. The Dems attempted to lay the groundwork all session for their proposed tax increases by spending two months creating nightmare scenarios where prisons close, college campuses shut down, children starve and lawns get brown without more funding.
There is also a 30% corporate tax being placed on Connecticut businesses, which would further distinguish our already business-hostile state. While Connecticut has lost some 52,000 jobs within the last year, and more people being laid off every month, this will guarantee that more middle class state residents will lose their jobs.
Despite being unwilling to examine the waste in government or streamline any agencies such as the governor has recommended, or make any effort to rein in the loosed beast of government excess, the legislature has still managed to squeeze in an errant personal attack on the Catholic Church thanks to Judiciary Chairs Mike Lawlor and Andrew McDonald, and a laughably inadequate attempt to march AIG executives before the Banks Committee for cheap political points courtesy of Chairs Ryan Berry and Bob Duff, perhaps to of the most il-equippped children in the political sandbox.
The legislature is in session today. I beg you, hold on to your ass.