You don't need a big fancy report to KNOW that this can only drive prices up to make up the difference and still turn a profit OR result in cutting jobs. If you question this you just don't have much common sense or understand finances at all. View Comment
They have nothing to be upset about. As bad as Metro North has been doing this last year its nothing compared to how bad these people have been running our state the past 20 years or so.
They should just cut Metro North loose & let it do what it needs to become profitable & self sustaining or go belly up. In the end all these Democrat clowns can do is drive it into the ground anyway, its what they do, take good well thought out sustainable things & kill them.
Are we going to do anything about Common core or are we going to just sit and watch it ruin our kids education? I like much of what I see so far from Mayor Rilling, but am disappointed to hear how important race and ethnicity seem to be in his appointments. That should be irrelevant, the best people should be chosen regardless of race. Part of what holds us back is trying to be racially diverse, even if it means putting a less qualified person in a position. I'd also be interested in hearing about efforts to ease the tax burden in Norwalk. Some homes will see tax increases of over $1000, at a time when home values are still a fraction of what they were a short while ago and many of us are still struggling. In my view if we cannot cut, or at least keep property taxes the same, no new expenditures should be made, no new positions created and this years budget should not exceed last years by even one dollar. How many tax payers haven't seen a raise since 08? A bunch I'd wager and many of us are still making less than in 08. A reality often lost on people who make a career in public service where raises are guaranteed and the financial reality of the public world doesn't come into play.
If these guys could focus on easing the tax burden they wouldn't need to bully people into overpaying for jobs kids used to do. Its more a Democrat issue than Republican We don't want to raise it no, but its only needed because liberal policy drives the cost of living through the roof here.
Saying this will increase jobs is ridiculous, it can't. What it will do is drive up costs of everything minimum wage workers do, or cause jobs to be cut. Anybody not happy with minimum wage should go stand on the bridge off MLK Blvd, those gentlemen START at $12/hr and many find full time jobs, and they don't even belong here. View Comment
Thing is Danny BOY, we do NOT live in a Democracy, we live in a Republic.
We elected to NOT be a Democracy to avoid mob rule, a thing which bothers you & the Democrats as they try year after year to eliminate our rights & liberties protected against YOU by the Constitutions put in place because the guys who started this country knew immoral unethical power hungry perverts like you would use your power to dismantle this great country.
Besides the FACT that its a very very rare thing for the winner of the election not to have won the popular vote too.
The reason for this Republic not being a Democracy is so that the majority CANNOT ignore the rights of the minority. There are limits to what you can do & you don't like that. So Move. View Comment
This guys hilarious, he can't do his own job so keeps busy with things he's not needed for. The real issue is that Connecticut’s working families, immigrant communities and senior citizens appear to be the targets of overzealous democrat taxation and horrific spending habits. This gentleman & his cohorts rob us blind day in & day out without batting an eye. They have killed the profitability of CT and turned us into a money pit with little hope of recovery short of drastic overhaul to almost every facet of how our state & country are run.
Exactly, what does any of this do to further my kids education? This is the future of progressive America. We need to get away from this. If our highly paid BOE officials cannot do what we pay them for and run our system themselves then why do we need them? View Comment
Nope, but he did not have to show ID when asked. In this case it worked out well but people in general should make more of an effort to know their rights. They CANNOT just stop & ID you in CT. They can ask but you do not need to comply.
How about he do his job and create a LIVABLE state where we won't have so many homeless. Thats hoe these Democrats work, they kill an economy & create poverty, then they milk the remaining productive people more to help the people they drove to the poorhouse. No wonder every bottom feeder in CT that votes votes for the Democrats. View Comment
Common core is just one more step away from local control. The parents, teachers & local officials are much better suited at determining whats best for our kids than some anonymous control freaks. Why do we seem to try so hard to surrender responsibility in CT? What message is that sending? As far as Im concerned our adoption of these standards are either an insult to our educational professionals or an admission that they can't do their job.
Sandys gone a few years now. Why do the Democrats have to run around scooping up every penny they can? Somebody with real need might be out there going without so Danny boy can hand out money to people for things insurance should pay for. Its not like the was Katrina in NO or CA after a quake for crying out loud. "Yankee" used to mean a sturdy individualist, thrifty & well able to care for himself & his neighbors. Bunch of wussys now for the most part. Vote democrat & ruin a society! View Comment
"vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest."
Then why haven't we heard from this group in regard to recent illegal laws passed by our legislature & signed by our dictator?
Common cause is more likely just another liberal advocacy group dedicated to demonizing any who disagree with the direction the socialist minded have had us going in for decades. The direction of failure & dependence, social programs & overtaxation. Sometimes known as "Progressive"