Nine days after the election, when Connecticut decided to keep the liberal Democrats in power, the wheels are coming off the proverbial cart. Perhaps someday, voters will wake up.
Bridgeport In An Uproar
Years of Democratic party rule in Bridgeport has led to a high crime rate. It has gotten so bad, one of the most liberal senators in the Connecticut Senate, now Mayor of Bridgeport, Bill Finch, had to impose a youth curfew. It has led to a community uproar, with residents meeting Wednesday night with the American Civil Liberties Union. They say the Park City is like a prison, with cameras and curfews. Parents are upset their kids have to be off the street at a certain time.
New Britain Landlords Protest
In New Britain, landlords by the busloads protested Wednesday night, over a city-instituted fee. To help cover the Hardware City’s $4 million deficit, the new Democratic Mayor Tim O’Brien and the Common Council imposed a $150 per apartment annual fee on landlords. That could result in some apartment complex owners paying $30G’s a year. Of course, landlords will pass the cost along to renters, who will end up footing a good portion of the bill. But then what did people expect, when they elected one of the General Assembly’s most liberal representatives as mayor, with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gleefully campaigning by his side?
Hartford Registrar Slams Voters
Then there is the case of Hartford, dominated by Democrats. On Election Day, it was chaos at the polls, as people waited in long lines, hundreds not registered to vote. Throw in same-day voter registration, pushed by the Democrats, and you had the recipe for disaster, which just what happened. It led the website CTNewsJunkie to write “staff at the Registrar of Voters office at Hartford City Hall, attribute long Election Day lines to uninformed voters.”
That’s obvious, as the same people get re-elected.
Connecticut Facing $1 Billion-plus Hole
Liberals, of course, call the shots on the state level. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his cohorts, who blamed the Republicans for the state’s fiscal mess when he took office – even though Democrats have dominated the General Assembly for over 30 years – promised to fix the mess. His solution? Increase spending and impose on the people of Connecticut the largest tax hike in state history. It was supposed to correct the state’s budget problems. Well, last year, the first year of the two-year budget, Connecticut ended the fiscal year in the red and Malloy had to utilize every gimmick to balance the budget. Now there are projections, year two is barreling toward a $1 billion plus deficit.
Malloy, of course, is claiming support by the electorate with the Election results. Perhaps he should. This is what you get with that “uninformed voter;” a state and its cities driving over the cliff. I am sure it’s all Jodi Rell’s and George Bush’s fault.