Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced new state spending that will add an additional $2.7 million in debt on to the backs of Connecticut’s middleclass taxpayers. After crushing families with the two highest tax increases in Connecticut history ol’ Danny boy has found another way to spend the taxpayer’s hard earned dollars to subsidize big business and luxury automobile buyers.
While the average Connecticut family struggles to stretch their family budget and pay an ever-increasing burden of taxes. Dan Malloy finds it necessary to give away up to $5,000 to buyers of fuel cell power vehicles, which is not something found on the average family shopping list. No this is tax money used to subsidize the wants of rich.
In a statement issued by the Governor he said this will “support local retailers by helping lower the price of electric vehicles, making them more competitive”. Really Governor, is that the best use for taxpayer dollars? Does the average family need to support local car dealers to insure they make a profit selling cars?
While the legislature is facing a 1.3-BILLION-dollar deficit in the next budget season apparently, Governor Malloy feels it is necessary to give away taxpayer’s hard earned money to those that can afford NEW CARS!!! Remember this is your money, paid to the state in good faith that it will be spent wisely.
So, what does the Democratic Majority leadership in the State Legislature have to say about this squandering of tax dollars? Nothing! Their silence is deafening. They are only talking about new tolls on highways, new sources of revenue and cuts to cities and towns that will require the local government to raise taxes to fund local requirements for State mandates.
This is not the first-time Dan Malloy has fleeced the taxpayers in this fashion. The Governor was somewhat bragging over his success when he said, “Since the start of the program in May 2015, more than $2 million has been issued in rebates or reserved for the purchase or lease of 960 electric vehicles in Connecticut”.
This subsidy has been one of the shovels digging Connecticut taxpayers into an ever-deeper hole of debt and this round of subsidies is more of the same. When will we learn to stop digging? When will we learn that when you cannot afford what you already have it is time to stop new spending? This is not an investment for our future this is insanity in the present, this is irresponsible and objectionable. This is detrimental to every taxpayer and family in Connecticut. Simple put this is unacceptable.