Windsor Budget – Vote NO Tomorrow

Reminder Get Out & Vote NO on the Budget Tomorrow

Polls Open at 6am & Close at 8pm

#YourVoteIsYourVoice – #VoteNo

#SayNoNewTaxes – there is a lot of questionable BoE items needing transparency & the democrats in charge of the BoE aren’t being forthcoming about all the numbers nor looking for cost saving measures that can be options for our citizens – the BoE budget is 2/3rds of the town’s total budget & it needs to be better managed, we’ve had too much vagueness in their numbers & animosity by the BoE leadership when being questioned about how they plan to spend our families money

#SaveWindsorPuppies – Save our Windsor Animal Control Shelter the democrats are forcing our current “dog pound” to be destroyed by their corporate friends who they have given the tax breaks to build luxury mixed use apartments (think like Hartford office & stores downstairs & apartments on top commercial buildings) so the rich get rid of our puppies who have gotten lost & found by our animal control officers & now instead of building a new shelter the democrats who obviously do not like dogs are trying to send our Windsor Puppies out of town to possibly kill shelters #DemocratsHatePuppies

TAX on back of bent over man

#SaveTeamParagon – our 18 year olds need to vote to save their classmates Robotics Program which the democrats will displace when they try to take over the old Roger Wolcott school which was closed due to students leaving the district – our teens deserve to have the Robotics Team in a space where they can continue to grow in learning as well as experiencing successes as they compete #DemocratsHateRobots

If you are RICH you’ll have no problem going along with the democrat bullies who have been steadily increasing our taxes every year but if you are part of the lower income brackets that are struggling under the weight of the excesses & wasteful spending that the democrats who are running Windsor are jamming down our throats then #VoteNo
#DemocratsHatePoorPeople

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Windsor Budget Vote May 12th

Windsor Voters it is time once again to get your paper & pencil & sit down & figure out how much more this year your family can afford to spend paying for the high & inflated budget which has been put in front of us to pay with another tax increase on our property taxes…
Keep in mind that our state officials are also planning to increase our income taxes & adding taxes on items not previously taxed, in addition to raising the taxes on items we’ve got to pay for our gas, cigarettes, & wine

Many do not have the ability to attend the town hall meetings on a regular basis due to family & work obligations, but were you aware that even if you do not get cable tv into your home you can watch many of our town hall meetings online?

Below is a clip of the last portion of the Windsor Town Council Meeting that was held on April 27th 2015 from the town website.
Clicking the link will open the video in a new window for you to see the last 15 or so minutes of the 2+hours that took place.

Windsor Town Council Meeting 2-27-15

http://windsor-ct.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=505&view_id=2&embed=1&player_width=640&player_height=480&entrytime=8342&stoptime=9332&auto_start=1

Shop Small Saturdays 2015

Shop Small Saturday is normally the day after Black Friday

I think to help our Mom & Pop Shops we need to not shop just the 1 day

To help our economy in CT let’s Buy Local & Buy American Made.

Shop Small Saturday

I know sometimes it’s faster & cheaper to run into a big box store, but there are many small shops that are reasonably priced & you can see if they are open to the lost art of haggling & get a better deal.

With some planning we can at least buy gifts for holiday giving from our local family owned businesses & crafts people in the state.

We can also buy more of our food locally at family farms. We have several pick your own farms in CT so you know it’s fresh since you & the family spent some fun family time picking the fruits.

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So as we start wrapping up the school year & get ready for summer, let’s shop small CT. I hope that you’ll share the small shops that you find good deals & great services at with us.

#ShopSmallCT #ShopSmallSaturdays

Ups & Downs of Traveling

I’ve been taking a series of classes down in VA over the past few months

It has been interesting comparing the other states to CT as I’ve driven along the way.

Of course there is the simple Nicer Weather (mostly nicer it did get a Freezing Spell halfway thru my first stay while CT & Boston had a blizzard) than CT this winter. Enjoyable as I started stripping off layers on the drive down & then not so fun adding them back on as I drove back home to CT’s cold winter weather.

As I hear talk about adding Tollbooths back into CT; all I can think about is how the career democrat politicians have all lied to us when they removed the original tollbooths after the terrible multi-car & truck accident years ago.

These career democrat politicians stuck us with both Increased Sales Taxes & Increased Income Taxes! These Career Democrat Politicians are Breaking their Promises to Our Hard Working Taxpaying Families!
#DemocratWarOnWorkingFamilies

They promised both taxes wouldn’t be raised again but all taxes HAVE Been RAISED, including adding on taxes to items that were not previously taxed like our clothes costing less than $50.00 which hurt poor families.
The INCOME TAX that was supposed to be temporary but instead has not only Not Gone Away but Has Been RAISED!

Currently we are blessed enough to live close enough to the Mass border that we have been going there to purchase both gas & cartons of cigarettes. Since we have been quitting smoking & the gas prices lowered in the state we have started buying our gas once again in CT. The only question is “How long will that last?” since the career democrats are hellbent on raising all current & adding new taxes once again…

It is clearly shown that the career democrats who have been ruling our state for so many years have not the slightest clue on how their meddling is so badly hurting our families nor businesses.
Those who are able to do so shop elsewhere to avoid our high taxes. We have been losing businesses & hard working tax paying families with each year as more taxes & fees & crazy regulations are added in CT.

PA Rest Stop Jan 2015

Travelers should be wooed to our state to shop & visit our historical sites but our elected officials for as much as they travel on our taxpayer dollars they do not come back with ideas that can be used here in CT to bring in businesses or tourists or working taxpaying families.

In PA the Rest Stops are bright clean & scenic as well as being a safe place to pullover & rest on the long trip north or south.
In NY the rest stops aren’t quite as nice along 84 but frequent reminders to pull over to check the texts & double as state trooper roadside mini stations to be dispatched from.

Do you know that you can drive down to the DC area & back & only pay $1.50 in tolls from CT’s north most towns?

Our career democrat politicians want to drive away tourists who can & will tap the option Avoid Tolls on their GPS units or Google maps – Yes it might take you a bit out of the way but…

With beautiful countryside & clean rest stops along the way & even less traffic than going through NY/NJ turnpike systems; the extra miles & much less expense of tolls, it is well worth the trip.
The traffic avoidance alone it’s worth the extra mileage & will get you there in just about the same time but with less frazzled nerves due to the congestion & bad drivers at the many tollbooth stops.

Besides there are some nice family owned shops to stop & eat or shop along the way rather than the big box stores.

Can you guess where the most congested traffic always is on the way home to CT? Yes that’s right at the crazy mess of the tollbooth at the Beacon-Newburgh bridge where the tollbooths are!

With the addition of tollbooths the career democrat politicians are dooming our state to loads of increased debt & taxes that we do not need & can Not Afford!
Exactly why would any traveler come through CT with the highest gas taxes in the area?

#CallCTGeneralAssembly tell them #JustSayNoToTollBooths #CutSpending #StopAddingTaxes

PS: My Rant about More Gambling in CT is posted on another blog post which I’ll link back to here at a later date Life Calls so I must get to it

OBAMA BUDGET KILLS TAX BENEFITS FOR CITY FUNDED STADIUMS

With the discussions & debates about Hartford stealing the RockCats from New Britain with building the millionaire owner a brand new stadium I wonder if this bit of legislation will be brought up in the newest discussions?

Or will they ignore it to force the residents & possibly the state of CT to pick up the tab?

Will they continue ignoring the fact that Hartford has schools which need to be fixed both educationally as well as physically; as many of the schools are literally falling apart & some have even been deemed to be unsafe for the people to be in…?

How many Hartford & CT Citizens will be hired for constructing these projects? The stadium & other buildings should be high wage jobs & a benefit to the people living in Hartford, will the city’s tax money be spent employing people from other states?

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2015 What is Coming This Session?

Jan 7th 2015 was Inauguration Day in CT
For our Governor & his democrat crew a victory party
For the people of CT the mood was a bone chilling freeze as the icy hell that blasted us in the weather

Jan 6th was an awful reality check after the celebrating by the country over the republicans taking back the senate…
On the 6th our hopes were dashed as the congress re-elected the speaker even though the public opinion was against him for the many times that he went against republican values in the last session.

The week for CT just seemed to get worse with various press conferences from DC & CT
Each one of those meetings means that not only will the Federal Gov’t be adding taxes
But our CT General Assembly will also be there adding to our misery as Gov Malloy touts spending sprees with toll booths being forced back onto us

Oh & by the way we’re supposed to be stupid enough to believe that we need to change our State Constitution to make certain that our Transportation Fund Taxes (which was their excuse for the raising the gas tax again) will now go towards actual transportation work – you know like they were supposed to go to in the first place but instead went towards pet projects that benefited the crony friends…

#HandsOffCTConstitution I hope is the new viral hashtag this session – there is no reason for the state constitution to be changed to ensure that tax money that is assessed is spent on the purpose that we were told that the tax was being forced upon us

While the rest of us have to tighten our belts the “Special Friends” of our state leaders all get to party with super raises – oh & some of those raises are not only outrageous in cost but they are backdated. Yes dear taxpayers we not only got hit with RetroActive Taxes we now get to pay for RetroActive Pay Raises.


CT Gov Jan 2015 Inaug Day
Watching the inaugural activities on tv Dannel Malloy was sworn in for his 2nd term & reports on tv were that at least 1/2 of the seats were empty

Jan 2015 GenAsm Inaug Day
Sadly I fear that our General Assembly is still one party ruled & the democrat crazy spending will continue along with more losses of our freedoms