Lamont’s Budget Proposal Angers Truckers and Fellow Democrats
It appears to me that no matter what Governor Lamont offers up in the way of budget proposals, both residents and lawmakers in Connecticut continue to gripe, grumble, and whine.
On the subject of CT budget proposals, it appears that everyone knows what's best for Connecticut except our Governor. I'm not privy to what goes on during Connecticut's legislative sessions in Hartford. Do you?
Even Lamont's own Democratic party lets him know that his incremental proposals are unrelatable to the times. Liberals in the legislature are telling him he needs bold solutions. They ask why he's not proposing raising taxes on the wealthy or government-funded healthcare.
Lamont's proposed "mileage tax" to raise $90 million for the transportation fund has truckers up-in-arms. President of the Motor Transport Association, Joseph Sculley, told Hearst Connecticut Media,
This is a tax that will slam in-state business and out-of-state trucking companies are going to evade it. We know that because it happens in other states.
He's also being criticized for not dealing with the issue of the thousands of residents who are out of work. Lamont responded by saying, "We don't need more taxes; we need more taxpayers." His critics are saying he's changing into a centrist by playing it safe.
Here's a suggestion; LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA! House Republican leader Vincent Candelora prefers the grow-your-own model according to an article in the Bangor Daily News. I certainly understand that legalizing recreational cannabis isn't going to solve all of Connecticut's budget issues, but let's wise up and take a step out of the dark ages and make this happen!
"You can't please all of the people all of the time," especially when armchair quarterbacks have all the answers.