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Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Patch File Photo
Spiff July 23, 2014 at 01:01 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if the stupid people in this state reelected that charlatan! God, I hopeRead More not though, but I wouldn't be surprised!
Sandra July 23, 2014 at 01:34 pm
How much worse could Foley be? We need o get rid of Dan, Dannel whoever the heck you are!
Igor July 23, 2014 at 02:36 pm
Danny boy your nose is growing again.
Hartford Hospital. Photo Credit: Elipongo via Wikimedia Commons
Jerry Plant July 21, 2014 at 10:34 am
In Woodbury it is the stress of the property values decreasing and the ever increasing of taxes.Read More People can not afford their taxes now. This years shell game, the First Selectman and the BOF Chair want everyone to believe that only 40% of the taxpayers taxes are going up. 40% increase in stress in those people's lives. Don't worry though the First Selectman and the BOF Chair have stated that no ones taxes are going up. ??? It's called talking out of both sides of your mouth. Tell the voters whatever they want to hear to get the budget passed. The voters have another chance to VOTE DOWN the proposed budget on the 23rd. Remember VOTE YES FOR HIGHER TAXES.
Donna Pearlman July 21, 2014 at 11:43 am
Excellent study this reinsurance geek can't wait to see how you rank the safest and most dangerousRead More towns next :)
POODETWA July 21, 2014 at 06:34 pm
I think Simsbury. we love to party. what a terrible topic.
Rev Victor July 20, 2014 at 08:47 pm
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Left: Ella Grasso of Connecticut was the first woman in U.S. history to be elected governor. Right: Nancy Wyman is Connecticut's current lieutenant governor. (Credit: Wikipedia)
Kevin July 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Take that Zach(Jim Sullivan)!
Philip July 21, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I have never seen a case where a man is paid more than a woman for an identical position - noRead More employer wants to pay more for no reason. It's just typical election noise from liberals who are left with nothing but divide-and- win
Judy Davidson July 21, 2014 at 08:12 pm
My experience is not anecdotal, that is usually a one time situation. My experience spans 25 years,Read More in different industries, and being part of hiring thousands of people at all different job levels. I am sure there are companies who have discriminated but they are few and far between. With all the women in HR positions all over this country, if this was news, it would have been made news long ago. Plus, people are litigious and companies are not going to risk that. In addition, since I have been privy to employee lawsuits, I never saw ONE that had to do with pay disparity with men. Sometimes they had to do with sexual harrassment, however the biggest number, according to statistics, is retaliation for being on leave, and that has nothing to do with gender.
Raft operator Maximiliano Ortiz, 16, waits for immigrants to ferry accross the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico on August 1, 2013 in Talisman, Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm
And the elizabeth warrens , barack obama, clinton families pay around 30-35% total --so if 43 isRead More unpatriotic, in your msnbc influenced nonsensical world, then obviously I await with baited breath your analysis of the aforementioned champions of income inequality resolution. My guess is that your demand for "facts" and straightforward analysis will devolve into a huge rationalization, twisting, straw man angle. But you may surprise and actually be a person with principle rather than support your political party full stop (while at same time denouncing those who support their political party.). lets see.
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 05:28 pm
Paula, you'd actually have to show me where I am whining about what you say Im whining about. MyRead More view of the situation is that no one seems to be winning. And it is derived from a liberal point of view that borders are bad things. So we have kids in jails, mothers who no longer have their kids nearby, and border towns that are inundated and strapped for resources. What I see is the border town churches--the one's that are excoraiated for their 'hateful' attitudes the primary organizations that are doing their best to help these kids. People like yourself, I dont see actually helping, unless you think blogging is helpful? People who say they want their tax dollars to go there instead of to the Dept of Defense (me too by the way) but who cant comprehend that the taxpayers are the exact people you villify and the non-taxpayers are the one's you hail as iconic. When you tell me that you view occupy people as sponges and non-contributors to society instead of Exxon, we will be aligned. Do I think that Wal-mart benefits from our social welfare system--yep I do. But thats where unions should step in, not the government. because when government gets involved in anything, it messes things up. I have discussed, but not yet booked getting a ticket and spending a week on the border towns trying to help. I havent committed yet-because Im hoping somebody else joins me. Im not gonna tell you ive done something i havent, but I also dont think that im a better person if I repudiate others as you feel is being a good person. If you tell me you are right there in the trenches -bravo-if youre just anther liberal who makes their life's mission correcting the actions or non-actions of others, while not doing anything real--then who cares . Ive spent a good part of my life trying to help others. And each time I see liberals like yourself lecturing, and my experience is that the people who actually roll up their sleeves are republicans. So prove me wrong-but not fake prove me wrong. But my sense is you actually think you are a good person because you tell others to want to help.
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
i know the john wayne impressions are part of the stereotype that you have embraced. Similar to theRead More mother teresa image you pursue right before you berate someone else online and refuse to actually acknowledge the tax rates of the people you admire. Im waiting for the acknowledgement that Clinton signed doma and then we can extrapolate from there. But my strong sense, paula is that you are a pretender. and when confronted with reality relapse into your tired narrative where everyone on the right is this greedy, heartless sob. Small minded and closed minded and biased.
Connecticut State Route 159 (Credit: Doug Kerr on Flickr)
Paul Alexander July 20, 2014 at 10:30 am
I weep knowing Conrad F. Heede believes he is an informed voter. Conrad, no one is buying youRead More "it's Rowland's fault and Malloy is a victim of past Rep Governors policies" BS. Nice try but all you accomplish is showing how misinformed and partisan you are.
Paul Alexander July 20, 2014 at 10:31 am
I weep knowing Conrad F. Heede believes he is an informed voter. Conrad, no one is buying yourRead More "it's Rowland's fault and Malloy is a victim of past Rep Governors policies" BS. Nice try but all you accomplish is showing how misinformed and partisan you are.
Catherine & Dennis July 21, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Malloy the candy man (give away our money and tax the hell out of you) in chief has GOT TO GO.
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Paul Improta July 22, 2014 at 05:20 pm
DV Thanks for the sermon. What it comes down to is you want to bang your goat, then go ahead. IRead More don't need to hear about it, much less be accosted for being opposed to a so-called community (more like a gang of like-minded perverts) forcedly indoctrinating my children via a government school curriculum, and having to put up with the PC police such as yourself instructing my children via the classroom that my values are antiquated and should be eschewed. Stay out of my face. I don't care if you screw your vacuum cleaners, just don't tell me it's normal and that you and the Electrolux want to marry.
Igor July 22, 2014 at 05:32 pm
DV once again you missed my point. I don't care. I'm just of hearing about it.
John Desota July 22, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Yippee for all the butt pirates out there!
The state turned down federal authorities' request to use Southbury Training School as temporary housing for illegal migrant children. Credit: Patch archives
Bobbie July 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
OMG, I never appreciated how dense you are, Porter. I care about everyone no matter their politics.Read More Poor is poor. I abhor the Repub politicos holding America hostage. So, if there was a grouping of starving people, you would feed only those acknowledging the epithet conservative. If you would feed even them. After all, that money could purchase another friend. A gun.
porter gladstone III July 23, 2014 at 05:53 pm
That's sort of the answer i wanted to make sure I get. The " i didnt know how dense youRead More are" type of tolerance that you pretend to possess. You cant help yourself. You care about people so much that you cal them names for asking a question. Haha--but thanks. At least you confirm my understanding of who you specifically are and how you do a good job representing other liberals. You support like minded people and call names to those with ideas that dont align with yours. IN your world you describe that as bigoted-- and I will as well. You are an enormous bigot. and i thank you once again for your answer.
Igor July 23, 2014 at 06:03 pm
According to the Connecticut Post they are on the way. They are going to stay with families. IRead More wonder what these countries would do if we got caught sneaking into their countries.
Senator Blumenthal
gail drake July 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
So the "Vietnam Vet" show his true colors, religious freedom only as they dictate.
Kevin July 17, 2014 at 05:36 pm
Did this jackass stick his head in the Weber grill? He looks like a failed plastic surgeryRead More patient.Too bad it didn't fuse his mouth shut.
Chris July 18, 2014 at 03:50 am
The Affordable Care Act itself is wrong. Blumenthal is another corrupt establishment bum and onlyRead More cares about votes. This country is going to hell in a handbasket.
Jim in Durham July 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm
If you don't count Fairfield County,we would be like Mississippi . Look at all the houses for saleRead More in your town,wee all the manufacturing leaving - Mossberg decides to expand in Texas . Remember,the largest employer in the state of Connecticut IS the state of Connecticut . How many other states can claim that ? And have you noticed in the political ads our governor is Dan again .
Conrad F. Heede July 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm
I like it here. I like dan. I will be voting for Malloy again.
Sandra July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am
Conrad must work for the bloated government.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Credit: Wikipedia)
Kendall Svengalis July 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
Leave it to the microphone loving Bloomin' Idiot to capitalize on a scandal his own administrationRead More did so much to exacerbate, Perhaps if Bloomie spent less time on the fraud of global warming and more time on important issues, he might have a scintilla of credibility. But don't count on it. This man is 100% far-left ideology and self serving politician.
gail drake July 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Well said
Fred July 14, 2014 at 06:43 pm
Lets see if Bloomie has courage to do real reform. Will he propose to do away with the VARead More facilities and in place issue a Vet card witch would allow the vets to go to their PCP to get whatever help they need? After all don't isn't the intent of the ObamaCare in providing everyone with a healthcare system? How can we have national healthcare without change and elimination of fractured segments? Why does a Vet have to have a PCP and then have to go get other services from the VA? All those Federal employees can get absorbed in the unfettered healthcare provider expansions that are going on.
Tom Foley, screenshot from Tom Foley for Governor website
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 06:31 am
Dan,it tells me all I need to know about your level of intelligence,if you actually think this stateRead More ,and this country are being run properly.How any sane,rational adult could think that,is amazing.I have to assume you are not a sane rational adult. You are a liberal.Nuff said.
Kevin July 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
"dan",changed his sign in name to PO'G. How lame.
Thomas Paine July 10, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Dan = PO'G = Newtown Troll and it not worth the time....
Berlin Citizen July 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
Political ads are fiction, full of lies and false promises. These rich SOBs don't care one iotaRead More about us. All they care about is power and money. Time to get money out of politics. They are all crooks and liars. Period!
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:05 pm
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=227553234115005 we do have another option. I am here for allRead More of you that are tired of all of them.
Dan Gaita July 9, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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It's now illegal in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a sweltering vehicle. File photo.
citizen July 8, 2014 at 10:56 am
Sweltering defined as "Uncomfortably Hot" so, please ask your dog if it's comfortableRead More before you leave.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:10 am
Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it was a pain in the butt and a littleRead More embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Igor July 8, 2014 at 11:11 am
The facts are exactly as I stated them. Diana I love my dogs, I would never hurt them. Yes it wasRead More a pain in the butt and a little embarrassing to have the police there. But I am thankful that someone was concerned enough spend the time and effort to look into it.
Former Gov. John G. Rowland (Credit: Wikipedia)
AnonEMT July 7, 2014 at 10:55 am
How many chances do you give a corrupt politician in a corrupt city? Obviously how ever many theyRead More want!
Stan Valinski July 8, 2014 at 09:55 am
Apparently if you hate and disparage Obama & Malloy on the radio you get as many chances as youRead More want. He'll be back & some idiot conservative will hire him for his bullying of a liberal opponent...just as WTIC reached down to the political gutter to find him last time.
Joel Mrosek July 22, 2014 at 03:25 pm
The Democrat Machine wants to silence Rowland. He killed them at the polls and his radio show wasRead More exposing their graft, corruption and incompetence. Prosecutors allowed the truly corrupt parties to plead to misdemeanors in order to get them to give testimony against Rowland. These charges are chump change and serve only to silence a true threat to the monarchy.
Terry Crews. Photo: youtube.com.
Nostradamus July 6, 2014 at 09:56 am
Job well done Governor, Again ! The closed-minded just continue to live in the dark.
Catherine & Dennis July 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
Craig that is the way he operates. Fake numbers on the books so idiot Dems continue to vote for him.Read More He did the same with Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 company. Promised construction work for CT and brought in very low paying jobs. They got 27.5 million in forgivable loans. There were a couple of dump truck drivers from CT that got work the rest were from Mass and VA. Amazon another one with low paying jobs brought 3 companies from other states and Mexicans with work visas to do the roofing. He is a liar and thief
Dave Lersch July 6, 2014 at 06:47 pm
More Dan Malloy political spin. Lets talk about some of the companies downsizing or moving out ofRead More the State for good! What you and your followers fail to see is that CT is too risky of a place to locate. You and the legislature are overly reactive and have misplaced priorities when it comes to building confidence. BTW, I just read in The Day that Submarine construction was expanding in neighboring RI? Why not CT?
Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell gave a speech June 25 at Waterbury Republicans Independence Day Dinner (Credit: @WaterburyGOP)
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Porter, all knowing and self righteous porter. Do you know if she is running for office again, isRead More she just a big campaign contributor, or is she only a celebrity at this point? Dispense with the condescending and snide comments and answer the question if you can. Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners?
porter gladstone III July 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Conrad F. Heede commented on the article "Former CT Governor Said Democrats are Responsible forRead More 2011 Deficit" you commented on in Government: Porter. I asked a question. If all you can do is dismiss me for asking then you are either a bully or an asshole or both. -================================= Otherwise keep your insults to yourself. Didn't your mother teach you any manners? ======================= Enough said on that subject. As to Linda Mcmahon running or not, that was not your question. Your purpose in writing was to deride Ms Mcmahon. Sorry that people don't let you get away with your bull. But, clearly your mother taught you the wrong manners. (saying naughtly words isn't well mannered. Ok, Mr double set of standards. Anything else you want to KNOW? ) hahhaa Maybe you want to comment on the lack of principle of the GOP? Or something similar and then call people ill mannered?
Conrad F. Heede July 14, 2014 at 06:29 am
So in other words you do not know.
Jim Eastwood July 5, 2014 at 11:44 am
I am a Little bit poorer !!!!
MAC July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Dannel '88 MUST GO!!! We can't afford him, and he's driving job creators and Tax Payers away, withRead More his TAX & SPEND, anti-business, anti-jobs policies!!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The good thing here is that under the "major education reform bill that came into effect Tuesday, teachers can now be dismissed for being judged generally incompetent." I wonder how many are eligible under those grounds, especially in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford?
REVMAN July 12, 2014 at 11:20 am
The minimum wage is designed to make sure they can buy and afford Obama care when they make $10.10
Credit: Connecticut Business Bureau
Igor July 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Really? What makes me a troll, because I dare differ from you? There's numerous reasons why peopleRead More fall for scams. One is greed, getting something for nothing. In my opinion the elderly fall victim, because of my previous reasons. Thomas, ever bought a lemon of a car? Been talked into buying something you don't need, fallen for the old bait and switch? If you haven't you're one of the few. I'm willing to bet that you sift through the dictionary and find all the big words.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Troll? I love it when people can't express themselves and they fall back to name calling. I doRead More believe elderly people are victimized because they come from a trusting era ( before, it's all about me generation starting screwing each other over) and do not have the technical knowledge younger people have. This does not mean they are ignorant. So after your statement I assume you have never bought a lemon of a car, had the old bait or switched pulled on you in other words you are immune to any scam.
Thomas Johnson July 4, 2014 at 01:20 pm
One last response to your self-serving rant and then you shall be ignored as you should be. I'mRead More really sorry for failing to "express myself" sufficiently for your limited grasp of the English language but I make no such apology for dubbing you a troll. From the dictionary that you really should avail yourself of once in a while: TROLL - an e-mail message or posting on the Internet intended to provoke an indignant response in the reader...
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Paul Alexander July 3, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Steve, Malloy has ZERO credibility...but Boobus Nutmegus will STILL re-elect the idiot.
Murphy July 3, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Yo Paul, good call on the DOW hitting 1700, you just forgot to add the leading 1, we know youRead More really meant 1700 not 700, Right? NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected. Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.
Murphy July 3, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Yo Paul, good call on the DOW hitting 17000, you just forgot to add the leading 1, we know youRead More really meant 17000 not 7000, Right? Have a drink on me ! NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected. Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.
Rlamneck June 29, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Does their performance warrant a raise? What value have they brought to the state? Based upon theRead More states fiscal nightmare I can understand why there have not been raises in 5 years. A raise is not a freebe, it should be earned
Kathleen June 29, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Goodbye CT. It's been beautiful while it lasted. Outta here in 3mo I just can't afford toRead More support state workers salaries their benefits the higher ups perks n then the all to often greedy politician. In another 2 years my post just might start with; Goodbye sweet AMERIKA.......
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 08:53 am
they should get it, sure but it shouldn't come from the tax payer... well, as extra, it SHOULD comeRead More out of the pockets of Malloy and all the other CT politicians...crooks, the whole lot of em!
Connecticut has the fifth-highest gas prices in the country.
Conrad F. Heede July 13, 2014 at 10:08 am
Tom. That I can agree with.
John Desota July 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm
All you dumbness' gotta pay for the illegals some how
Conrad F. Heede July 18, 2014 at 06:12 pm
According to npr yesterday, the states keep raiding their own state highway gas tax accounts andRead More redirect funds to other spending projects. That suggests to me that other revenue and expense streams might be the problem.
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Chet Bacon July 19, 2014 at 09:49 am
It is an illness that needs treating, just like mental illness the state does little to nothing. IRead More know alcoholics who have gotten tickets only to continue to drive drunk, it does nothing to treat their illness to take away their license. I hope people realize this is a serious disease in our country and world not just a passing thing.
Tmc July 19, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Illness? More like just a selfish, idiotic, endeavor. Don't get behind the wheel if you're drunkRead More PERIOD!
Igor July 19, 2014 at 06:10 pm
So Chet what to suggest just let them drive drunk? In Japan you can get up to 3 years for DUI. HereRead More you get a slap on the wrist and no dessert after dinner.
CT DCF website
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:03 am
what do you expect? throwing a baby or kid in with a family who doesn't really want them or has noRead More emotional bond with them?
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:06 am
So who, at the DCF do we hold responsible for these deaths? Someone there has to be the person whoRead More signs off on these foster parents and ok's them to have kids placed with them... also someone has to be the one who decides what kid goes to whom... these folks should also be charged with homicides after the fact. Prison time might insure that the next people who fulfill these jobs do it with a little more effort!
Middletown Resident July 3, 2014 at 09:46 am
First of all, this article is misleading. "The death of nine children already this year thatRead More have been placed with families involved with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the agency is promising to investigate the issue and make improvements to guard against future fatalities, the Associated Press reports". Not all of these children were in foster homes, as you read it, take a look at one of the examples talking about the father allegedly throwing his daughter in her bassinet. The baby was not in a foster home, but was living with her mother. DCF was more than likely involved with that family and trying to work with them. I cannot say how the other deaths occurred and where the children were but I suspect they were with their families where DCF is involved. Craig Zac, I don't understand your comment about "throwing a baby of kid in with a family who doesn't really want them or has no emotional bond with them". Are you referring to an infant or child being placed in foster care? If so, I will tell you that we DO WANT THEM and we DO BOND WITH THEM!! I take these kids in when they need someone to take care of them, feed them, cloth them, love them and help them feel safe! I do it out of the kindness of my heart!
Joined by state lawmakers and advocate, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today held a bill signing ceremony at the Greenwich Animal Shelter to commemorate a new law that increases standards for state retail pet shops and breeders. PhotoFlickr.com.
Conrad F. Heede July 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Do I really need to define 'perhaps' for you? I am suggesting you do not know what I think.Read More 'Liberal' is not a bad word, either. It could mean liberal gun laws or liberal democracy. I know that us blowing your mind right now.
Bob July 17, 2014 at 09:08 am
Liberal not a bad word? Times have changed Conrad. That word has destroyed our once great country.Read More That's the last word in the world I would want to be labeled with today.
Conrad F. Heede July 17, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Liberal republicans.
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martin gerics June 19, 2014 at 07:15 am
CT. putting the "cart before the horse" by legalizing without having the industry toRead More support the new law has actually hurt patients. it costs them money to legally maintain their patient licenses each year and they still have no access to medicine. the people crying "not in my backyard in the cities and towns around the state are the only voices against these grow facilities and dispensaries being heard because their the only voices showing up at city and town debates. enough is enough! the law is in place! its time to deliver the product and open the already authorized dispensaries! end the patient suffering and end the high risk behavior they are forced to engage in by seeking medicine on the black market!
Craig Zac July 3, 2014 at 09:09 am
I have Wasting Syndrome, can I really get medical Pot? I mean, I haven't had a Dr. tell me I haveRead More it but my wife does all the time: "Honey, you're wasting time sleeping on the sofa".. "honey, why do you waste food, eat the left overs don't give em to the dog!", "honey, don't take so long in the shower, your wasting water"... Sheesh, I bet I can get a lot of Pot!!!
Bobbie July 18, 2014 at 10:04 am
Your are absolutely correct, Imf59. The truth is the truth and it's on my side. I would notRead More possibly attempt to keep you straight. You have proven via your comments that your spirit and mentality are far too crooked. Just continue your life in the fetal position.
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Elizabeth Campo June 17, 2014 at 01:58 pm
The state gets income from sales tax, income tax, and grabs a large percent of the federal estateRead More tax just to name a few items. Manchester pays for police, fire, teachers and their locations etc...
John Sheehan June 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Waterford Tax Collection rate for FY2014 is 99.78%. Tax Collection Rate for FY2013 was 99.0% andRead More for FY2012 it was 99.46%. I don't know what year these statistics are based upon but Waterford has always been 99% or better
Ted N June 16, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Only a politician would try to convince everyone that paying taxes is patriotic. Why then do theRead More very wealthy(politicians and corporations included) hide their money in off shore accounts? The property taxes in this state are some of the highest in the country and do nothing but increases every year. They increase without any regard of the income or a families ability to pay. I wonder why p Just where has this gotten us? A state that is over taxed and where half the residents would move if they could. Is there anyone doing anything about the high cost of living here? Yes, its now being labeled as patriotic.
Craig Zac June 25, 2014 at 07:59 am
NO paying taxes is not patriotic and collecting taxes is almost criminal! We get nothing in returnRead More for our taxes... no, we don't get roads, we don't get government services like all those agencies for every little thing (who apparently now also seem to all be armed and have the authority to shoot you for not complying) we don't get protection (unless you call pissing people off THEN fighting them off when they get fed up and attack us, protection) we actually get very little for the amount of taxes we pay. If our taxes went to all the above and even those not mentioned we'd only be paying out a 1/4 of what we are forced to give each week... so no, paying is NOT patriotic, you cannot force patriotism... and collecting taxes is criminal. And I say forced to pay because if you don't you will end up in prison or dead by the feds, the very people and equipment that the tax money bought and paid for! Stick em up sucka, I come fo yo taxes biotch!
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