Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Connecticut Politicians Play Solitaire While Raising Taxes

It’s shortly before 2:30 am in the morning. Your state doesn’t have a budget in place yet. Your state Senate is debating on whether or not to raise taxes on one group of people to support more social programs for another group of people.

What do you do if you are an elected politician?

You play solitaire.

If I was caught playing solitaire at my desk by my boss and not doing my job, there would be repercussions. I don't know if these two are Republicans or Democrats, but maybe they forget who they work for...

This is noteworthy from the article:

Sen. Dan Debicella, a Shelton Republican who serves as the ranking Senate Republican on the budget committee, said the Democratic bill creates an over reliance on 27,000 very wealthy families. If 2,000 of those families moved out of the state, it would be "devastating'' for the state budget, he said.

The problem with raising taxes is that you eventually run out of people to tax. Should any of these people "Go Galt", then Connecticut will have to raise taxes on a new group of people....

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