Taxpayers: Please Read My Letter in the Waterbury Republican-American

September 29, 2015

Malloy’s budget an early-onset disaster

Sep. 27, 2015

Our failure of a Connecticut budget is, as the late great Yogi Berra once said, “Déjà vu all over again” (Sept. 23 editorial, “Soak-the-rich still ineffective”).

This budget was brought to you exclusively by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Democratic legislative majorities at the Capitol. It is a disaster after fewer than 90 days of existence. As Gov. Malloy cuts funding for Connecticut’s most vulnerable residents, Democratic legislative leaders express their “deep disappointment” in his decisions.

Republican-American readers might recall the alternative budget Republicans put forth in April. It had no tax increases; cut government spending responsibly; and protected the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged.

Our ideas were ignored by Democrats.

If you are sick and tired of the déjà vu of tax-and-spend government, please get active and help us send more Republicans to Hartford.

Rob Kane


Sen. Kane, a Republican, represents the 32nd Senate District, which includes Watertown, Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Oxford, Bridgewater, Bethlehem and Washington, Conn., as well as parts of Middlebury and Seymour. He is Senate ranking member of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, which oversees state spending.