Archive for ‘Tea Party’

June 2nd, 2012

Anti- Commie Crusaders Storm New Haven People’s Center

by Christopher O'Brien

By Paul Bass

1989: Forces of freedom breach the Berlin Wall. Communism begins collapsing worldwide.

2012: Forces of freedom converge on New Haven’s Howe Street to confront a surviving outpost of the Red Menace and the pinko governor trying to prop it up.

At least that’s what the Republicans politicians, Vietnam vets and motorcycle club members from throughout Connecticut said they were up to Friday when they massed for a protest outside the red-brick New Haven People’s Center.

They said they had sniffed out a real live plot to infiltrate state government and send $300,000 in taxpayer dough—not to fix crumbling VFW halls, but to keep alive a Communist-connected community center in that reddest of red-state metropolises, New Haven.

 

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April 23rd, 2012

Vote For An Energetic Conservative

by Christopher O'Brien

Commentary
I’m tired of being told who to vote for.

Year after year, Republican Party officials tell their registrants who they think our candidate should be. Then that candidate – because they’re rich, or have kissed their boots for years – loses. See John McCain, Bob Dole, and virtually every state Republican to emerge on the horizon in the past ten years. Do Connecticut Republicans have any Congressional or state- wide office holders today? No. Yet their Pravda –style message presses on. Romney is the ‘obvious nominee’… who’s still short 400 votes of the 1144 goal. According to today’s RNC count, he only has 51% of the delegates he needs for the nomination.

Despite his “obvious nominee” status, no crowds showed up on the sidewalk outside Romney’s rally for women’s businesses in Hartford last week. Passersby on their lunch break instead asked “what’s going on with all the TV trucks?” The message from the rally almost unraveled when reporters asked an obvious question: “What is Romney’s stance on the gender equal-pay law?” The Romney campaign answered with…. Silence. They had to

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November 15th, 2011

Murphy Blasts Tea Party, GOP Early in 2012 Race

by Christopher O'Brien

Chris Murphy

By Richard Weizel
The Daily Norwalk

U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, in his third term representing Connecticut’s Fifth District, says he’s “more frustrated” by government inertia than at any time during his 14-year political career.

But that isn’t stopping the 38-year-old Democrat from seeking the seat being vacated by longtime U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

“The Tea Party and Republican extremists in Congress, especially in the House, have brought the economy to a grinding halt to hurt President (Barack) Obama’s chances for re-election next year,” said Murphy, a former state legislator who now represents northwestern and central Connecticut in Congress.

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May 2nd, 2011

Vote on Malloy’s Tax, Budget Expected Today in State Senate

by LonSeidman

Gov. Dannel Malloy

In case you want some light Monday morning reading, the Governor’s proposed budget can be found here: 2012-2013 Proposed Budget

Sources at the Capitol inform the Whisper that the State Senate debate on Governor Malloy’s proposed state budget will begin on Monday. The proposal includes dozens of new taxes and tax increases including those on income, sales, real estate, and many others. One tax will be missing is Malloy’s proposal to increase the state gas tax by three cents. Republicans and taxpayer groups point out that Connecticut’s gas tax has already increased by at least 7 cents in the past month. This is because Connecticut has two separate taxes on gas. One is a twenty three cent tax, and another is a 7% gross receipts tax. As the price of gas rises, this tax also rises by 7%, growing the amount payable to the state.

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UPDATE: The 3 cent gas tax is eliminated, but the diesel tax will by increase 4 cents.
For a list of all of the proposed taxes, click here
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Wolcott is expected to receive

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March 7th, 2011

Malloy Comes To Hear Local Feedback

by LonSeidman

Governor Malloy will be making his 4th stop on his statewide budget tour in Waterbury on Tuesday evening. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend and ask the Governor any question they want regarding his proposals for the 2011-2013 state budget.

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