Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Reason Why…

I’m voting for Governor Malloy I think was said best in the Hartford Courant editorial
Mr. Foley never tires of reminding voters that Mr. Malloy initiated the largest tax increase in state history. What he doesn't say is that Mr. Malloy faced the worst budget deficit in state history, $3.7 billion, and a glacially slow recovery from the Great Recession. Instead of putting off the day of reckoning, as his predecessors were willing to do, Mr. Malloy attempted to meet the problem head on, with almost $1.9 billion of tax increases, union concessions, consolidation of state agencies and other spending reductions.
As the editorial said, the Republicans left the state with over a three billion dollar deficit and as Foley’s ad shows Governor Malloy said raising taxes will be the last thing he would do and it was. As the editorial says he got union concessions and consolidation of state agencies and he raised the state sales tax by only a fraction of a percent with most of the tax increase going to those in the upper income brackets.

Molloy fought to keep high tech industries here in Connecticut the editorial goes on to say,
In economic development, Mr. Malloy faced a moribund state economy, so he tried some bold things. Mr. Foley and other Republicans have criticized Mr. Malloy for the $291 million investment in the Jackson Laboratory genomic research facility, plus millions more in operating subsidies. By itself, it's a lot of money for 300 jobs, the minimum benchmark for the company at decade's end. But if it helps create a bioscience sector in the state's economy, then, according to an administration analysis, it adds thousands of jobs. It's a chance worth taking.

Mr. Malloy was also criticized for the $400 million in tax breaks approved earlier this year for United Technologies Corp. UTC supports hundreds of suppliers and contractors and is critical to the state's aerospace and engineering industries. The tax deal is supposed to trigger a $500 million expansion by UTC. What governor wouldn't try to keep as many UTC operations in the state as possible? 
I think we got a good deal with those two companies. They are the cornerstones of technology here in Connecticut with many spinoff companies here in the state.

What the editorial didn’t say was that governor Malloy fought tooth and nail to pass our gender inclusive non-discrimination legislation. Without him we would be like New York still trying to pass their legislation. It was Governor Malloy who went out on the floor of the House to lobby for the bill personally. It is the Malloy administration that issued the decree mandating insurance coverage for us.

Foley is endorsed by the Family Institute of Connecticut, it was legislators that they endorsed that tried to pass the draconian amendments to the bill such as the amendment to require us to register with the Department of Motor Vehicles if we were transgender, a Scarlet Letter on our driver license.
Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2011) Any person holding a motor vehicle operator's license whose gender-related identity is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth shall notify the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of such identity and the commissioner shall indicate such identity in the electronic record maintained by the commissioner pertaining to such person's operator's license.
The ads says Foley has a plan that he is going to, lower sales tax by 0.5%, reduce property taxes, and cut taxes on small businesses but nowhere does he say anything about how he is going to do it and balance the budget. What is he going to cut? He promises a pie in the sky but doesn't tell how he is going to delivery it... trust me.

In addition, there is an anti-LGBT PAC that are supporting Foley that have bought over a million dollars in negative adverting.

These are the reasons why I am voting for Governor Malloy. If you want to go backwards and have amendments tacked on the anti-discrimination law than Foley is your man, but if you want to move forward then vote for Malloy.

1 comment:

Leann Lapine said...

Already votes absentee including Malloy for the reasons you mention. Thanks for pointing out the good reasons to vote for him.