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Let’s see a tax plan
Jim Cameron pleads for legislators and drivers to support bringing tolls back to Connecticut. Unfortunately the governor and legislature have fooled taxpayers one too many times. Gov. Malloy has run twice on a “no tax increase” platform, and then delivered the two largest tax increases in state history. He has handed out $3 billion in corporate welfare monies to hedge funds, health insurance companies and other various fat cats, yet he can’t resist continuing to stick his hand in the little guys’ pockets. Revenue is not the issue, reckless spending is! And a “lockbox” idea for tolls is putting the mouse in charge of the cheese.
One way to convince residents to pay more in taxes is show them a plan. How about improving train speeds so that the Metro North schedule catches up to the 1954 New Haven Railroad schedule! Or providing a train stop at LaGuardia Airport, which is one mile from the Amtrak line? Or provide train service from Connecticut to Penn Station like they did in the 1970s? Or put Internet access on the trains? Endlessly soaking residents for more money while services deteriorate may be the Governor’s current plan, but taxpayers are fatigued.