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  •  Malloy has just announced he's running (0+ / 0-)

    which is no surprise based on the many attempts he's made in the last few weeks at pandering to those he's stepped on during his tenure.  He's scrambling to reconnect to us teachers, but I'd be shocked if the CEA suppported him. Jon Pelto says it well:

    Malloy’s irresponsible budget policies, including the widespread use of budget gimmicks and the inappropriate use of one-time revenues, has ensured that Connecticut will face massive budget deficits in the three years following this year’s gubernatorial election.

    Meanwhile, few will forget that Malloy’s $1.5 billion dollar tax increase disproportionately hit the middle class.  While tens of thousands of Connecticut families faced higher Connecticut income tax rates, along with higher local property taxes, Malloy has consistently coddled the super rich by failing to increase the income tax rate on those making more than $1 million.

    Connecticut’s middle income families are being squeezed out of existence while Connecticut’s most wealthy residents are laughing all the way to the bank.

    If you have read or commented on this diary, remember to thank a teacher.

    by Sprinkles on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 04:57:26 AM PDT

    •  Who is John Pelto? (2+ / 0-)
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      katesmom, llywrch

      Why is it only pandering when Dems do it, not when GOP gives the rich everything they want?  And if the CEA sits it out they will be sorry.  GOP frontrunner Tom Foley wants CT to have its "Wisconsin" moment.

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