I can answer the question in one word: Democrats.
The people of Connecticut bear 100% of the responsibility for this. We used to be the precision manufacturing capital of the world. Until the people of this state elected Democrats.
When the state didn’t recover from the 1991 recession, they elected more Democrats. When a so-called independent shoved an income tax down our throats, they elected more Democrats. When the Democrats, tired of his continued vetoes of their millionaire surtax, finally ousted John Rowland, they elected more Democrats.
When Jodi Rell (R) ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility (and won, oddly enough) the people sent enough Democrats to the General Assembly to give them a veto-proof majority. I wonder why Rell decided not to run again.
And after all that, they elected an imbecile Democrat for Governor who gave them the highest tax increase in CT history. And having voted for him, they have the gall to complain about taxes.
You people did this to yourselves! I didn’t vote for any of those clowns in Hartford, YOU DID! But I’ve gotta suffer for your idiocy.
There is only one way to save Connecticut. Get rid of ALL the Democrats — including the Republicans like McKinney who vote like them on everything.
Otherwise, we’re going to end up like that other Democrat bastion – Detroit.