Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Speak Out - Gov Rell's Veto Hurts Most Of Us

The Governor’s veto of the delay in cutting the estate tax demonstrates that she is more interested in protecting the wealthiest of Connecticut ’s citizens than helping struggling low-income and middle-class families. Below is the Senate President’s response.

Here is what you can do:

* Submit a letter to the editor of the Hartford Courant
* And/or submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper.
* Call the Governor’s Office and denounce her decision to protect wealthy people over struggling families: 860-566-4840 or 800-406-1527
* Email the Governor:

You should also respond to the Hartford Courant on-line poll about the delay in the estate tax cut

December 28, 2009

Senate President Says Governor’s Veto Will Protect Multimillionaires and Make Deficit Worse

Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) offers statement on governor’s veto of deficit mitigation bills

“The governor’s vetoes don’t help us solve our budget deficit, don’t improve our bond rating, and don’t move the state forward. Simply put, they represent politics at its worse.

The budget cuts rejected by the governor were real —including cuts that she offered and others that were long overdue, such as reducing the number of horse farms the state operates.

It is disgraceful that in this time of economic crisis the governor is more interested in protecting multi millionaires than solving the budget deficit. She refused to approve the biennial budget unless it included a tax break for millionaires. Now the governor is at it again: She wants the budget axe to fall on Medicaid patients and middle class home owners in order to preserve her tax break for millionaire heiresses. This is not a fair or responsible solution.

The governor had the opportunity to help solve the budget deficit and stand up for fairness in our tax code—instead she played politics.”

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