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Wilton Letter: Boucher Slams Malloy For Blame Game

Toni Boucher
Toni Boucher Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- The Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to wilton@dailyvoice.com.

To the editor:

Blame game as a political strategy: Never be responsible for anything that goes wrong, bad decisions or actions you take.

This administration has been in office and has been directing the state's finances for more than five years. Its party has held control of the state legislature throughout this time and for many decades before. To blame a predecessor for the dysfunction, mismanagement and failure of the state DMV is astounding.

Commissioner Andres Ayala Jr. may not have been able to manage the DMV effectively, but he took ownership of the failure. The administration refuses to do even that much. The governor also has blamed his tax increases — the two largest in state history — on his predecessors, rather than looking inwardly at his own administration’s culpable tax-and-spend policies. Enough is enough.

The governor is well into his second term. The state is in poor fiscal health and getting worse, with billion-dollar-projected deficits well into the future. Meanwhile, Connecticut drivers are forced to deal with a multitude of issues at the DMV. Gov. Jodi Rell has been out of office since 2010. To lay the blame for these issues at her feet is an astonishing denial.

State Sen. Toni Boucher

Boucher is a Republican representing the 26th Assembly District towns of Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

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