Dannel P. Malloy’s ‘positive, meaningful change’

So Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-WFP, concluded the General Assembly session early Thursday morning by saying the following: “Over the course of the last 16 months we have pushed more change through these chambers than has occurred in Connecticut in a very long time – positive, meaningful change.”

Here’s what passes for “positive, meaningful change” these days

  • The largest tax hike in Connecticut history
  • A budget deficit, after the tax hike
  • Increased fees
  • Adding fees, where none were charged before
  • Budget manipulation and gimmicks, which candidate Dan Malloy promised not to do
  • Eliminating Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, breaking another campaign promise
  • Early prison release of felons
  • Elimination of the death penalty
  • Decriminalizing marijuana
  • Medicinal marijuana
  • Sunday liquor sales
  • Reducing the mandatory minimum number of state police
  • Bypassing the General Assembly with executive orders
  • Using tax payers’ money to underwrite profitable corporations,  under a  “1st Five Initiative”
  • Ignoring court decisions by getting the Democratic Party controlled legislature to pass laws and make them retroactive (See Bridgeport school system and forced unionization of personal care workers)

This is what passes for “positive and meaningful” change in Connecticut these days.   How sad.

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