Hanging out the dirty laundry
With the announced budget cuts, some of the current State government spending is being highlighted. I am sure that some people will be offended about what I write below, but really, "what were they thinking?" is a phrase that comes to mind here. Who thought, and why would you use my tax money to fund any of these initiatives? How long would we continue to have thrown money down these drains if the current economy had not brought Governer Jodi to analyse them, and cut them?
Funding will be cut for the following:
1. The Commission on Aging. That's right, we apparently have State employeess that get paid and hold a seat on the Commission on Aging. What do they do? Get paid to watch people grow old? Get paid to watch each other grow old?
2. The tax credit for making Films in Connecticut. Wow! When last did you see a blockbuster from Connecticut.
I suspect that cutting the budget for these two initiatives will leave me with a feeling "Why didn't we do this a long time ago?"
P.S. I am concerned about the cuts to the Child Advocate's office. I believe that we need Child Advocates, and while we can do without the Commission on Aging, Child Advocates are speaking for the children who can't speak for themselves.
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