Repeal Bad Legislation
As most know we have begun a new legislative session in Hartford, it is commonly referred to as the “short session” because it is only 3 months long and is supposed to focus on just budget issues. But it is an election year which means that politicians will want to deliver some goodies to their constituents before November so expect more than budget issues to be voted on.
I think we should ask our legislators to use this year to repeal bad legislation that they have passed over the years, the list could be quite long. We can start by repealing Keno, then quickly add repealing the “First Five” corporate welfare program, the Busway, mandated gun and ammo registration, the 8% gasoline gross receipts tax, the business entity tax, the $300 million Jackson Lab rip-off, mandated paid sick leave on businesses and restore capital punishment for the most heinous crimes. That’s a good start, taking just these actions would actually help foster a better business climate and help job creation.
To hire people which I hope the legislators understand, businesses small and large need to be competitive, have lower costs, less regulations and economic certainty, otherwise they will move, or perhaps even reduce jobs and work hours which is what has been happening over the last 3 years. The legislators say that this session will be a “jobs session”, and then they propose to increase the minimum wage to the highest in the United States of America?
So what is their plan? So far I have heard nothing from the legislators or the Supremacy that will do anything to restore our competitive edge in the job market, a $55 rebate will not create any new jobs and it is silly and insulting to pretend it will. So how about it , what do we have to look forward to this legislative session?