Malloy slams knife into the back of Democratic Party - follows Wisconsin – with No hearing, No negotiations, No nothing:
As CTMirror and others are reporting, Governor Malloy is informing Legislative Democrats that he wants a new law “changing the way state employee pensions are calculated and unilaterally attempting to reduce employee sick days while freezing longevity payments.
Even if passed, the new law on pensions would not have any impact until the state’s collective bargaining agreement on health and retirement benefits ends in 2017 and even then it would be a matter for collective bargaining. The reduction in sick days and longevity would take place as present union contracts end – but again – would be a matter for collective bargaining.
So why do this now?
Did he simply lie when he said he supported collective bargaining?
Is he such a bully that he can’t control himself?
Does he want to destroy Connecticut’s Democratic Party?
Roy Occhigrosso explains to the CTMirror that “None of this is contradictory” and that Malloy remains a “strong supporter” of the rights of employees to collectively bargain.”
Meanwhile, there is no word from Nancy Wyman, Malloy’s Lt. Governor, who has devoted much of her public life to helping support Connecticut’s public employees and was added to the Malloy ticket, in part, to shore up support from union members.
I’ve said it before; will say it again – if a Republican proposed these things we’d be in the streets calling for impeachment.
This is no longer an issue in which reasonable people can disagree.
Dan Malloy has defaulted on his ability to lead by walking away from the fundamental principles and beliefs of the Democratic Party.
His actions are doing tremendous damage to our government, our priorities and to the very people who elected him.
Now will Connecticut’s other Democratic elected officials remain silent?