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Old 04-20-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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I can't find work here. Found my significant other at least 2 out of state jobs, one which is a transfer. One financial event and we are gone.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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I can't find work here. Found my significant other at least 2 out of state jobs, one which is a transfer. One financial event and we are gone.

Curious, what states and industry for your so?
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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So because the Governor and the Legislature can’t agree on cuts, everything has to stop???
They stay at the table until they both compromise. Like adults.

They do not simply add spending and add taxes. That is why financially we are a mess.

That is why our Business Rating is near the bottom nationally.

Spend, spend, spend, tax, tax, tax is disaster,
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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Much of the Trump economic boom can be attributed to his taking a hatchet to useless regulations. This leads to growth and growth leads to tax revenue.
Amen.

Freedom from empty symbolic regs is one of the best ways to drive business growth.
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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Democrats pushing more high earners toward the border with this one. At what point does this amount of self inflicted pain become mental illness?



Democratic legislators are pushing for a 2 percent surcharge on investment income, which would push the top rate for the state income tax to 8.99 percent for the state’s biggest earners. State statistics show that, on a 10-year average, about 67 percent of all capital gains in Connecticut are paid by fewer than 1 percent of tax filers.


Here's an idea, CUT SPENDING.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Opinion piece but accurate:

https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-vie...g-connecticut/
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:36 AM
 
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I would support a 7 to 8 percent flat sales tax. However, any income under $30,000 is taxed exempt. Reducing the sales tax to 3 to 4 percent. Expanding exemptions on sales tax such as clothes sales under $100. Implementing tolls on I-95 & I-91. Doing away with the gas tax. Doing away with the Estate and Gift Tax. Do away with the hospital tax.
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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That whole opinion piece needs citations. What a joke. This part is choice

"This exodus of high wage earners has not only resulted in lower revenues and prolonged budget deficits; but, a reduction in home values — by nearly 50 percent –and less business formation."

Please show us where home values have been reduced by 50%.

And remember she lost re election to a 22 yr old Democrat first time candidate with virtually no political experience. That alone says a lot.


She's a loser and needs to go away.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Bloomberg named Connecticut the fourth most innovative state in the country. Long a place for new ideas, we rank well across the board in all measures. Despite what the naysayers say, we have actually moved up in the rankings from previous years. That is great news. Jay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...nnovation-rank
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:27 PM
 
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Bloomberg named Connecticut the fourth most innovative state in the country. Long a place for new ideas, we rank well across the board in all measures. Despite what the naysayers say, we have actually moved up in the rankings from previous years. That is great news. Jay

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...nnovation-rank
Is it me or does Bloomberg have something against CT? I mean this article kind of poo poos CT saying the only reason we are top of the list is because “we have a tech-centric” city or are close to one, as in the case of Connecticut.”

Pretty sure they are forgetting about UTC or Jackson Labs which are NOT near NYC. Either way, great news.
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