“All people deserve a decent and affordable place to live, and public housing provides exactly that to thousands of families across our state."
Not exactly, the TAXPAYERS provide exactly that to an ever increasing number of people who cannot afford it here.
What Mr Duff & the Democrats ignore is the fact that they have created a state where fewer and fewer people who work for a living can find decent affordable places to live. One of the reasons for the extraordinary tax burden we are under is the success the Democrats have had attracting lower income families to our cities. So in actuality this is an award for increasing the number of needy people in the state. And the more of them we have the more solidly the Democrats grasp on us gets. Why any of this is viewed in a positive light is beyond me. Shouldn't we be working towards creating a community where MORE people can afford to feed themselves & LESS people need assistance?
Perpetuating poverty for political gain seems to be the Democrat business plan in CT. View Comment
Agreed, Im not voting for fake Republicans anymore either. Its sad, every single Republican state legislator in the area should be a Democrat. Cafero, Wood, all of them are a disgrace to the office they hold. View Comment
Anybody is better than Himes. A congressman who regularly cuts off the ability of his/her constituents to comment on their FB page should be forced to resign anyway. As for Shaban himself I know little about him. How he voted on 1160 will matter a lot to me, probably will be the deciding factor. I REFUSE to vote for anyone who voted for that and given where this guy was elected its very likely he is a Democrat dressed up like a decent citizen. View Comment
Umm, Malloy received a true blue Democratic monopoly when he took office. Nobody with an ounce of common sense can ignore the reality that CTs problems stem, not for a couple meaningless RINO governors but from decades of irresponsible policy for which the Democratic legislature must take responsibility.
I do agree that Republicans have done zero to help with our issues though. They simply cannot be effective here due to again, the decades of Democratic majority in this state.
But this irrational stance is not unexpected coming from a person who supports a party hell bent on keeping minorities in projects & on welfare while telling them that they want to help them. The Democratic party NEEDS to foster ignorance to keep its voting block. But the reality is that everything wrong or right with CT is the result of the Democrats. That the wrong dwarfs the right and yet they still get support defies logic but most people, yourself included, can't seem to be bothered thinking. View Comment
Mr Malloys gun control law squandered the investment of generations of American who fought for our rights & freedoms as well as compromising all of our abilities to defend our homes, communities, state & country. Ironic he is concerned about compromising the Guard, ironic until we remember they are under HIS control. Get this loser OUT of Hartford! View Comment
You think a man who can't raise children is smart? You think a man who cannot balance a budget is smart? You think a man who borrows hundreds of millions more than we need and then plans on giving us $50 a piece to make him look good is smart? You think a man who LETS 20 little kids get killed and does NOTHING but push gun control because the time is right, is smart?
I think the evidence clearly shows that Malloy is an idiot. And I think this thread clearly shows that most leftists have NOTHING to offer but childish banter.
Bob Duff is a nice guy. But he is also part of everything wrong with this state.
His focus, be it state or local is on his popularity & electability, not on what needs to be done. Its an unfortunate reality that what needs to be done will not endear one to the Democratic voter in this state. View Comment
Was it a White van or a Blue van? Is it credible or is it another wild goose chase? And why is a kid from Meadow Gardens going to a school in the Cranberry area when there are several schools much closer anyway?
I tend to agree with Sononeknows, this city is largely run by idiots more concerned with political popularity and careers by far, than performance or the safety of our children & taxpayers.
School districts exist for a reason & ALL children in a district should be in that districts schools. This wouldn't prevent things like this particulate case but it would have children in schools where they know people and allow teachers & staff to be more familiar with students and their families.
In addition I don't think Mr Daddona is in a position to tell me or other parents when & what to talk to our children about. Do your job not ours, you get paid very well for it. View Comment
Malloy is just full of himself. Its been falling for decades and this clown wants credit for it? Our biggest cities are ALL high on the list of most violent in the nation.
These steady signs of progress were going on before him & will go on after him. Its actually a nationwide trend and is going on despite growing numbers of gun owners nationwide. So it might just be that Malloy & the legislature are interfering with this drop in crime by unduly restricting the good citizens ability to protect him/herself. View Comment
Great but where to get the money from? CTs residents are overly burdened by its irresponsible legislature, of which this woman is a part, already. Maybe if you people up in Hartford acted responsibly & took your job seriously we wouldn't be in the sad state we are in. At any rate continuing to ask ALL of CTs taxpayers to fund something a small percentage use is just as wrong as squandering the money you do get. Most of whats wrong here is the DIRECT result of what you guys do in Hartford and the Republicans are just as pathetic as the Democrats in that regard. View Comment
Our biggest problem is the perceived NEED for the grand list to constantly go up. If we lived within our means it wouldn't. But we constantly cut things so close that we need more money each year. Given the reduction in property values most of us should have seen a REDUCTION in property tax. But we didn't & the re evaluation will fix things, not in taxpayer favor, but in favor of continued frivolous spending policies which constantly have us on the edge.
It does NOT need to be this way. I own property in another state and my taxes went down the equivalent of several thousand dollars when the real estate prices went down. And its a much smaller town. Something is wrong when a city of 90,000 needs to tax property owners more than a town of 1000. One hundred times the amount of people contributing should definitely reduce the individual burden. But unlike a smaller town Norwalk is burdened by a big chunk who pay nothing but are fed & housed with money extorted from the remainder.
The grand list would mean much less if we worked as hard at reducing the numbers of dead beats as we do at milking taxpayers. Setting a goal of reducing municipal housing units by 5% a year would be a very responsible thing for the city to undertake.
Theres a lot of tangents we go off on avoiding whats really wrong. The real lesson is if you are helpless and somebody wants to kill you you will probably die, if you are responsible for other peoples kids & somebody wants to kill them they will die too. Putting several hundred kids, teachers & staff in one place and then legislating them into helplessness is the stupidest thing ever conceived of. ALL Malloy and the legislature needed to do was lift the gun free school laws. Let citizens exercise their rights if they want, like they could before that stupid law was passed by the left wing extremists and our kids started getting killed with boring regularity.
This knee jerk reaction is as responsible for these atrocities as banning fire extinguishers would be if there was a deadly fire.
It doesn't matter "why" these people go off the deep end as much as why they choose schools. They choose them because its safe to do so.
What I see are two people who despite the grandstanding have worked only to increase taxes & make CT less friendly of a place to WORK, raise a family & stay into your old age. Its ironic because Im sure revitalization & venues such as they are talking about would be much more common and much more successful in a place not so thoroughly burdened with high taxes. These people run the show, yet they ignore the reality that the ONLY reason they need to be involved in this, is because THEY created a state of affairs where both people & businesses NEED help to prosper. If these Democrats went away we might just be able to prosper without help from Hartford. Who's help can ply come in the form of money they took from us in the first place. View Comment
Hmmm. Why do these people keep acting like gun violence is an issue? Its been going down for years and while these clown might like to think otherwise its largely due to the trend in curbing overbearing gun control. We hear about our new law, Malloy actually attributed lower crime to it even though its less than a year old, but we don't hear about the many laws curbing restrictions. This publication nor any other looks into the fact that we went from less than 40 states with provisions to carry in public to 50 in recent years. Nor do we hear about how states like AZ, AK & WY did away with a need for any permit, with no rise in crime. They ignore VT which NEVER had ANY gun control, none, yet never had a crime problem.
These clowns don't do much besides prance around ignoring the state of the country in regard to things they should be doing and pushing the progressive caged which has already killed the state they pretend to represent.