Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is at it again, summoning his lawyer’s dictionary to hoodwink the people of the state. How else to explain his latest statement, “I have no intention of raising taxes.”
Think about it? You had no intention of catching a cold, but you did, so you took medicine to ease the discomfort. Or, you had no intention of buying that flat-paneled TV set, until you saw the dynamic picture and had to have it to watch the football game.
Believe me, Malloy will do what liberals are famous for doing, raise taxes. And he will get the support of the Hartford Courant and win the inner city vote, ensuring a path toward re-election, because in Connecticut, the cities and liberals rule. The hundreds of thousands, who live in the suburbs or countryside are left to fend for themselves and fork over more money to underwrite the left’s agenda. That’s the way it’s been for more than two decades. It’s why the young are fleeing Connecticut, leaving an aging population in its wake.
Latest figures show Connecticut is operating in the red, much like the state operated last year, following Malloy’s largest tax hike in Connecticut history. He used gimmicks he promised he would not use to balance the budget and he will do the same again this year. Then, when it comes to producing the new two-year budget for 2013 and 2014, he will raise taxes, fees and declare the rich need to do their fair share. He will then utter, “I had no intention of raising taxes, but the current fiscal situation has forced me to do it. Of course, I inherited this mess from two Republican governors, who drove the state into the ditch. But we are turning this thing around and this tax hike will get us back on the highway.”
His co-conspirator, state Democratic Party chief Nancy DiNardo, will add that the reason Connecticut is in this fiscal mess is because of George W. Bush. And Malloy’s highly paid senior advisor, Roy Occhiogrosso, will somehow blame Andrew Roraback for the problems and utter nasty words at the Republican Party for placing us in this bind, even though the GOP hasn’t controlled the state legislature in 30 years. Malloy will snicker, look at the demographics of the urban vote, be sure the machine turns out huge numbers and start planning his second inaugural ball.
Don’t believe it? Then you’re not paying attention. This current administration, much like the national one, is banking on an electorate, that’s uninformed, dependent and resides in the cities. It’s a formula that’s proved to be a winner.