YOUR VIEW: Why do CT Democrats continue to lie?

Published on Friday, 22 November 2019 15:04
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To the Editor,

Governor Lamont and CT Democrats are liars, plain and simple. Candidate Lamont said no tolls. Governor Lamont, within six months of elections said tolls are possibility. Within 30 days he insisted they are a must; and within a week of that went into a childish rant insisting, “I can’t fix the problems unless I get tolls! (aka more money).” Connecticut does not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem; yet neither Governor Lamont nor CT Democratic Legislatures refuse to suggest any reduction in spending, only “give me more money!” Now Governor Lamont and CT Democrats want to insult our intelligence with this latest rollout of lies. They are not tolls, just “user fees”; and we will only charge trucks. So they expect us to believe that they will create another huge and bloated state agency for tolls; then spend tens of millions of dollars to construct tolls, but it’s only for those “bad, bad trucks”. Connecticut is second in the nation in citizen and business tax burden and we have learned that any tax on the books never goes away and always increases in cost and expands those that it steals money from. No Governor Lamont and CT Democrats, we are not stupid and will not believe your lies; nor do we trust you with “our” money! If you want to solve CT’s budget woes then start spending less and stop insulting our intelligence with your repeated lies.

Michael Barile

East Hartford

Posted in New Britain Herald, Letters on Friday, 22 November 2019 15:04. Updated: Friday, 22 November 2019 15:06.