Connecticut’s budget deficit, estimated by the Democrats in charge to be $20 million, is now acknowledged to be $900 million, and climbing. That’s a problem for any government, like Connecticut’s, that doesn’t have a printing press.
Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said more structural changes are needed.
“This reflects the reality of an economy where families are working harder for less,” he said. “Savings and efficiency must be the priority, where accountability of state agencies for every taxpayer dollar is the new watchword. This is how the budget challenge we face will be met.”
It’s nice that the Hartford Yahoos now concede that “accountability … for every taxpayer dollar” has not been an objective of their rule for the past four decades, but I do believe their gallows conversion comes too late.
What’s the solution? The standard one: new taxes on Fairfield County.