To the Editor:
While the press is making much of the perceived schism in the GOP, one major party has undergone a transformation almost without fanfare. The party of JFK, Mayor Koch and like minded Democrats is no more. Harry Reid, has gone from flaunting his NRA public ranges to being the voice of the “New Democratic Party,” along with Pelosi and rest of the leadership, and now joined by 4th Distr Congressman Mr Himes and Gov. Malloy.
The “Progressive Era” lead to major reforms in child labor laws, prisons, schools and hospitals and similar social ills of the day. However the “Modern era of Progressivism” has taken on a much more sinister purpose. Today the New Dem party has one goal, a goal often stated, and now their very “raison d’être” ; “redistribution of wealth”. These modern day “Robin Hood’s” are presenting themselves as “stealing from the rich and giving to the poor”, a romanticized ideal that simply does not work.
For Connecticut this has resulted in being the 50th ranked state in economic growth.
Our economy should be at the top of the curve, instead we struggle to recover in the face of over regulation and taxation
Connecticut has lowest ranking in the country in credit worthiness
We are the worst in job creation, tax revenue growth
We have the slowest home value price recovery
We are among the highest in unpaid debt and retirement obligations strangling our budgetary flexiblity
The answer is clear, we need a change of leadership and we need it now. We cannot wait; the exodus of jobs from CT will only increase, and they need not go far. NY has created “tax free zones” for CT businesses who wish to leave and relocate in NY.
Many CT businesses can take advantage of this and not even inconvenience their employees who can quite easily commute to NY since they cannot afford to sell their homes here.
Let’s all get behind those candidates with new ideas and solutions to these problems. Have a discussion with Dan Debicella who is running for the 4th Distr congressional seat held by Himes, or one of the candidates for Governor, who understand the need for immediate reform in Hartford to turn the corner and once again become the prosperous and popular state we were only a few short years ago.