Duckie, I hope you can ratchet back your assumptions about who is registered politically because your assumptions of who is a registered R are not proving to be accurate.
That being said, the Ukrainians 'experienced gun control' last May/June and look at them now. This is bigger than CT. and now we are looking at a possible civil war in CT over the unconstitutional gun regulation passed this fall in Hartford.
It not an excuse to blame the legislature when we have super majorities in any state of federal congress. Even BO is having to use his pen to get done what the legislation can't or won't do - regardless of the laws on the books. Unfortunately, Jodi Rell, the R governor, went along too many times with the super majority...to the consternation of the R's who elected her. View Comment
The problem with Republicans (who have been elected) in CT is that they align themselves with the Democrats and that is why the state is in the RED ...among other things. Electing Dan to replace Jim would be like electing 'Jim Himes LITE'.
The State and the Republican's need a candidate who will be a more effective candidate and congressman. View Comment
As one who knows that legislators were warned by constituients for years that the policies of even the Rell administration, with a super majority of Dems running Hartford, was a train heading for a cliff, this should not be suprising...
"Connecticut ranks #50 – the worst — in annual economic growth. According to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, Connecticut’s economy contracted for the second year in a row. “Connecticut is the laggard,” reported Connecticut Department of Labor economist Daniel Kennedy. >>>> Between 1996 and 2006 – before the financial meltdown and recession — the number of Connecticut small businesses declined by 2.2 percent, while the average experience of all 50 states was a 10 percent increase. Its small businesses account for about half of the state’s private sector jobs. >>> Government spending is out of control. Two years ago, Connecticut Governor Dannell P. Malloy signed a $1.8 billion tax hike, the biggest in the state’s history, that supposedly would generate enough. But it wasn’t enough for the next budget, enacted this year. It was balanced mainly with gimmicks like shifting some $6 billion of Medicaid spending off-budget. >>>> State Budget Solutions, a think tank monitoring state finances, reported that among the 50 states Connecticut has run up the fourth largest pile of debts per capita — $27,540. >>> Barron’s considered Connecticut to be in the worst financial shape – with debt and pension liabilities a higher percentage of GDP (17.1) than any other state. Factors affecting a state’s business climate include the individual income tax, corporate income tax, sales tax, property tax, unemployment insurance tax and security of private property." View Comment
If exposure to lead paint is avoidable, the electromagnetic pulses that SMART meters emit are not avoidable. Google - what did I do if I have a SMART meter on my house and it makes me sick... I will leave it there for you dear reader to research. View Comment
DaIvid A, I could not agree with you more and want to echo your last thought about people's willingness to do what is necessary to register to vote under the current system that should allw the ROV's sufficient time to verify the registration information and add the voter to the list of vetted/ registered voters, then what in heavens name will protect the value of a vote? There is no way to remove an 'annonomus' vote once cast.
These same people, who show up to travel, puchase decongestants, cigerettes, alcohol, cash a check... They somehow prepare themselves - why is voting any different? Especially in light of the videos many saw that showed mayhem and fraud at the polls in Bridgeport in the 2010 elections. Such videos will now be more difficult to make, because all but one legislator in Hartford voted to disallow candidates to install unofficial checkers at the polls... They were the ones who got the videos and make claims of voter fraud that I have yet to hear or see the invistigatio results of. View Comment