Malloy Gives Himself Big Pat on the Back. Downplays Deficit.

Think CT-Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-WFP, has done a good job in his year-and-a-half as governor?  Just ask him?  He’ll tell you he has.   Appearing Sunday on WFSB-TV’s “Face the State,”  the governor took credit for numerous things, including nearly balancing the state budget.  Is he kidding?  Now we are talking nearly?

Following the largest tax hike in CT history, this governor still could not balance the budget, and because he is mandated to do so, he has engaged in budget gimmicks to meet the constitutional obligation.  To do that, he has co-mingled funds, transferred others, shortchanged some and engaged in all the activities he promised he would not do.  He has not put the state budget on  GAAP, the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles he had made a cornerstone of his 2010 campaign and was boasting about to the Connecticut Broadcasters Association.

So if you have doubts whether Gov. Malloy is doing a good job, just ask him.  He’ll be sure to “set the record straight.”  Meanwhile, readers of the New Haven Register are already weighing in on the job Malloy is doing.  Just click on the link and read the comments, following the story about the governor’s TV appearance.

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