Dr. George A. Sprecace., M.D., J.D. Writes for Georgia Weekly Post.
Recently in a poll taken by the publishers of The Day, New London’s newspaper, the question was asked: “What will be your main motivating factor in voting in the November election?”
The overwhelming reply was: “CONNECTICUT HAS TO CHANGE”.
And so it does. I offer here the following observations as a resident of Connecticut for over 55 years, as a New Yorker by upbringing and education, as a former registered Democrat for 30 years who ran for elected public office four times and served three times, and who left when the Democratic Party lost its moral compass and its mind, in 1990. That was also the time that former Governor Lowell Weicker, an original RINO, prevailed in a several month battle with the people of Connecticut to impose a State income tax.
The State has been moving downhill ever since then. Witness its position among the higher 40 of the 50 States relating to undesirable characteristics.
A 2017 State Fiscal Ranking by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University placed Connecticut “below average”, together with Mississippi and Maine.
2,3,4) Connecticut has lost population for the third year in a row, according to the Census Bureau and other sources.
“Connecticut Pension System Worst In The Nation, According To New Study”. “Connecticut is currently ranked 40th in the United States in its economic outlook.” Large corporations have left and are leaving the State.
These are the symptoms and signs of Connecticut’s chronic illness. What is the Diagnosis?
The State of Connecticut is a wholly - owned subsidiary of the Public Service unions, whose members earn an average 20% more in wages than their private sector counterparts in similar jobs. The Public Service unions control the outcome of State elections by their massive voter turnouts and by their financial largess to their political fellow-travelers.
In addition, the State has long been and is increasingly home to many indigent and immigrant populations who arrive on the dole and stay there.
CONNECTICUT HAS TO CHANGE.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski and Republican candidate for State Attorney General Sue Hatfield are the public servants to effect this change.