June 7th Windsor town budget Vote

Windsor Property Owners Get Out & VOTE on the Property Taxes June 7th

In Windsor, the method we use to determine our town budget is an open process. Every citizen who is registered to vote – property owners and those who rent – is welcome to participate in determining the town budget.

This is where your involvement is really important because your vote really does count. What you think makes a difference, right here in your home town.

Please take the time to vote on your town’s budget.

A YES Vote Increases the amount of your property (home, car & business) taxes

A No Vote tells the Council & School Board members to reduce their budgets to reduce or keep the same tax amount that we had after last years tax increases

TAX on back of bent over manwant vs need man balancing

The following Community Budget Forums were sponsored by Windsor CT Votes and the Windsor League of Women Voters. Town Manager Peter Souza and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Cooke each promoted their reasons for increasing the budget & increasing the property taxes on our homes, cars & businesses at those meetings; some of which were video taped.

Those meetings which were taped are available to watch online or order the dvd via Win-TV

March 29: 6:30 PM
Town Hall Council Chambers
Community Budget Forum

April 7: 6:00 PM
Poquonock School Gymnasium
Community Budget Forum

April 21: 10:00 AM
Senior Center/L.P. Wilson Community Center
Community Budget Forum

April 28: 6:30 PM
330 Windsor Avenue/Caring Connection
Community Budget Forum

May 4: 7:00 PM
Town Hall Council Chambers
Community Budget Forum
download: CitizensGuide_2016.pdf 

 

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Election Day is here #GOTV Calls

Today is the Day to Get Out The VOTE!

Polls opened up at 6am & will be opened until 8pm
(barring any funny business at the polling stations which seems to be happening a lot the past few years in our cities)

Have you already gone to Vote before going to work?

Call Friends & Family & Remind them to #GOTV

Can you take a Co-Worker to go vote during your lunch break?

Can you get out early to assist with getting friends & family & neighbors to the voting booths?

Call the candidate that you are supporting & ask if there is some assistance that you can offer, many times there are polling stations that could use a sign waver outside for an hour or two.

Did you remind the people in your social networks?

If we are going to turn around our state we must begin with our cities & towns.

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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

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

Save the Internet!

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Take Action & Call All of our congressional leaders #MakeDCListen
CT has a total of 7 members in the 2 arms of congress make a call to ALL 7
Or you can stop into their CT Office Locations to leave a Petition of your friends & family
Or if you want to brave the weather & can get a few friends to join you then grab some signs & walk around the block that the office is on & show your displeasure #OccupyCongress

We might be able to afford to be able to go down to DC to make our elected listen to us but we can each afford to call all 7 of our elected officials that are in congress & we should be able to make some time to also stop by their offices here in CT
If you want to call their DC offices & send faxes of the signatures that you’ve gathered in support of Free Speech on the Internet check the Sec of State website http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3179&q=515402

5 House of Representative
CT Offices

Larson
Connecticut Office
221 Main Street
2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
860.278.8888
860.278.2111 (fax)

Courtney
Connecticut Offices
55 Main Street, Suite 250
Norwich, CT 06360
860.886.0139
860.886.2974 (fax)
* 2nd office Courtney
77 Hazard Ave., Unit J
Enfield, CT 06082
860.741.6011
860.741.6036 (fax)

DeLauro
Connecticut Office
59 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203.562.3718
203.772.2260 (fax)

Himes
Connecticut Offices
211 State Street, 2nd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
866.453.0028
203.333.6655 (fax)
* 2nd office Himes
888 Washington Boulevard, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
866.453.0028
203.333.6655 (fax)

Esty
Connecticut Office
114 West Main Street
Old Post Office Plaza, LLC
New Britain, CT 06051
860.223.8412
860.225.7289 (fax)

2 Senators Blumenthal & Murphy
CT Offices

Blumenthal
Connecticut Office
90 State House Square
10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860.258.6940
860.258.6958 (fax)

Murphy
Connecticut Offices
One Constitution Plaza
7th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860.549.8463
860.524.5091 (fax)

We MUST ALL Do Our Part Regardless of party this is not good for ANYONE in the USA or the World

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Windsor RTC Meetings – Come Join Us

Are you wondering how you can be more active in the Republican Party but don’t know what to do?
Well if you’re a Registered Republican & live in Windsor I invite you to come to the Republican Town Committee meeting to join in on the discussions & give your input & meet the other Windsor Republicans.

We meet monthly at the town hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm mostly but if there is pressing or special business we’ll start at 7pm

Even if you can’t commit to join & attend all of the meetings; the WRTC meetings are a very good way to get to know about what our Republican Town Councilmen & Board Of Ed members have to say about what is going on in our town government. It is insightful to hear their reports & why votes & disagreements are happening during the televised meetings & afterwards.
A great time ask questions “privately” without it being out there on the town website for all to see for those who are camera shy.

Don’t worry about finding a babysitter bring the children if you need to, the meetings aren’t that long & there is space that you can have them sit & play with coloring books when we are in the main room.
The older children will actually benefit as they get to see how on the local level our government works.

Both High School & College students are encouraged to attend,
we are looking for input on starting a Young Republicans group here in the area.

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Comcast calls customer ‘Super B—-‘ on bill

We did not seem to have this problem when the Customer Service Call Centers were in the states that served the customers…

Maybe these issues of bad customer service would decrease if the call centers were brought back to the USA & put back into each of the states that are served by the company?

When the customer service reps are part of the company there is more pride in actually trying to do the best work for the company, too many call center workers are working for a 3rd party so they really don’t care what happens to the reputation of company that they are taking calls for because that company does not sign their paychecks just might be a problem here?

FOX 61

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mary Bauer just wanted to watch the Hallmark channel.

Instead the 63 year-old from Illinois got a bill in the mail addressed to Super B—- Bauer.

That’s after months of battling with Comcast to get her cable service fixed so she could watch her favorite channel.

“I said, wait, I need to get my glasses on because I don’t believe what I’m seeing,” Bauer told CNNMoney. “And there it was: Super B—- Bauer. So I’ve had it with Comcast.”

Bauer had been having trouble with her cable service since last April and she had called Comcast customer service “hundreds of times.” In fact, technicians came to her home on about 39 occasions and it was eventually fixed.

On top of this, Bauer said she didn’t receive her bill in November. When it arrived, she found that her rate had jumped by $50. She called to complain…

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