State Deficit?  What State Deficit?”

In a recent interview with the CT Mirror, Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy said,

“We really don’t have a deficit.”

However, if the truth be told, according to the non-partisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, the State of Connecticut continues to face a monumental fiscal crisis.  In fact, here are the projections from the experts for the fiscal years following this November’s election;

Fiscal Year 2016:  A $1.4 billion Connecticut state budget deficit

Fiscal Year 2017:  A $1.6 billion Connecticut state budget deficit

Fiscal Year 2018:  A $1.8 billion Connecticut state budget deficit

Malloy says the Office of Fiscal Analysis is wrong, although he uses their numbers when he complains that he inherited a $3.7 billion state budget deficit from former Governor Rell.

The most recent campaign pitch from Malloy is that he wants to be judged on his record.

And the fact is his record is extremely clear.

As a result of Malloy’s unfair tax package that coddled the rich and disproportionately hit the middle class, along with his constant use of budget gimmicks, the candidate who wins this year’s gubernatorial election will have to deal with a situation in which Connecticut will be at least $4.8 billion short of what would be needed to balance the state budget over the next three years.

Meanwhile, the cornerstone of Malloy’s campaign is his claim that he won’t propose or accept any tax increases during the next four years, he won’t need to renege on his deal with the state employee unions nor will he have to ask for further concessions from state employees and he won’t cut vital services here in Connecticut.

Is Malloy intentionally misleading voters?

Is he straight out lying?

According to that same CT Mirror article, Malloy says he will be able to achieve the un-achievable because, as he puts it, “he’s confident that both the nation’s and Connecticut’s economy are on the cusp of a major surge. 

As Connecticut heads into the last three months of the 2014 gubernatorial election, Governor Malloy may want to remember the famous phrase attributed to President Abraham Lincoln who said, 

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

 If there is one thing that the 2014 campaign for governor should be about – it is tell the people of Connecticut the truth.

Paid for by Pelto 2014, Ted Strelez, Treasurer, Christine Ladd, Deputy Treasurer, Approved by Jonathan Pelto

  • buygoldandprosper

    “Tom Foley Calls for Legislative Investigation of DECD Small Business Express Program “…an older headline.

    HA! So will he still “call for” and investigation when/if he is running with Ms. Somers?? My guess is that it will all get swept under the rug along with all the cash that Danny has passed out. The residents of this state are being screwed, BIG time!

  • buygoldandprosper

    Dan is sucking up to corporations, like Bridgewater and Alexion and all his Frist Five Jive scammers and this is what we get in return:

    “But these days, tax avoidance feels like a full-fledged business strategy, with American citizens as the losers.”

    Today’s paper has a list of twenty companies that paid ZERO taxes.

    An old article is a good read:
    One can only hope that Dan is voted out of office and leaves this state. He has done enough damage! sadly, it could have been soooo different.

  • Castles Burning

    When Malloy denies the deficit and one does not know what the Office of Fiscal Analysis is projecting, how will the truth be heard?
    Especially when most would prefer to think that there is no deficit?

    How to spread the truth so that it is heard is the formidable task of the Pelto/Murphy campaign and its supporters.

  • buygoldandprosper

    New attack ad by Danny Malloy…I would suggest that “some things never change” might be applied to Dan and his corrupt “vision” for Connecticut.

    If you thought the last three years were bad….just wait if he gets re-elected. The recent past will look good! Danny is an arrogant, truculent, morally corrupt politician. He will draw on fiction to gather your votes but DO NOT BE FOOLED AGAIN!! Dan is all about Dan and his cronies.

    “Deficit? Deficit, to god-damned hell with deficits! We have no deficits. In fact, we don’t need deficits. I don’t have to show you any stinking deficit, you god-damned cabrón and chinga tu madre!”

    All that is missing is some gold teeth but Danny would rip them out of your Momma’s mouth for another four years!.