CT Dems: Labriola Doesn\’t Get It

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Connecticut Democratic party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said Jerry Labriola, her Republican counterpart, is misrepresenting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy\’s budget proposal.

\”Chairman Labriola is distorting the facts about this budget,” DiNardo said in a statement. \”Governor Malloy inherited a mess from the GOP, and has had to spend the first two years of his administration cleaning it up. Instead of working with him, GOP leadership has stood on the sidelines whining, complaining, and running for office.  It’s time for Republican leaders to stop campaigning and get to work.”


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20 thoughts on “CT Dems: Labriola Doesn\’t Get It

  1. Richard

    Poor Babies. Where’s the pension Reform? The end to pension spiking and accelerated credits and retirements at 45?

  2. Connecticut is Dying Too

    Attention liberals: YOU control the Governor’s mansion and both houses. This is year 3 of YOUR mess- not your predecessor or George Bush. If you want to tax, borrow, and spend us into oblivion, have the cubes to own it and admit to what you are doing to this state and the ever-shrinking taxpayer base.

    We get the Government we deserve and we deserve ALOT better. Wise up people and vote these dimwits OUT.

  3. Greg

    Inherited a mess from the GOP? When was the last time the state legislature had anywhere near a GOP majority?

  4. Kim

    for the first time in over 10 years, I OWE CT Treasury on my taxes. Now spending is going to increase by 10%?

    Malloy solution: ‘negotiate’ another agreement with public sector employees to secure their jobs, percs, and salaries for an additional 10 years, PLUS add more employees to the payroll to help spend the additional 10%. I thought Malloy mnade it clear when he ‘negotiated’ the last agreement and increased taxes, that this issue was resolved. What did the Republicans have to do with THAT fiasco and his promise? I think we all know the answer.

    1. Mike Robinson

      Connecticut State income tax for individuals is the same for tax years 2011 and 2012. The withholding timing was unusual in 2011 with more withholding in the second half of the year.

      1. Kim

        we’re comparing more than one year, Mike. The taxes may be the same but other things have changed that result in more money being grabbed from my earnings. The home owners $500.00 credit is a good example. That alone costs $500.00 to me.

          1. Mike Robinson

            Connecticut is Dying Too, I understand. You think taxes are too high. You say so in 10 messages every day.

            Fact: CT individual income tax is identical for tax years 2011 and 2012.

          2. Patrick_Henry

            Mike, I understand. You think taxes aren’t high enough. You also state that the CT individual income tax is identical for tax years 2011 and 2012.
            You said so in your past 5 messages while ignoring the fact that Kim had to pay taxes this year.

        1. Mike Robinson

          The income levels where the homeowner tax credit gets phased out also changed in 2011. It phases out completely at a lower income. But this lower phaseout applies to both 2011 and 2012. No change between these 2 years.

          My point is this: CT state income tax is exactly the same (identical) for tax years 2011 and 2012.



          1. Kim

            yet with no changes in my life, compensation, or antying else, I had to PAY this year for the first time in over 10 years.

          2. Kim

            CT facts:

            3. Connecticut
            > Taxes paid by residents as pct. of income: 12.3%
            > Total state and local taxes collected: $21.41 billion (19th highest)
            > Pct. of total taxes paid by residents: 80.7% (4th highest)
            > Pct. of total taxes paid by non-residents: 19.3% (4th lowest)

            The 12.3% of resident income paid in taxes was up from 12% in 2009, although Connecticut was ranked the third highest in both years. Connecticut residents paid just under $7,000 per person in 2010, the highest amount in the country. However, in 2011 the legislature enacted a higher sales tax, cigarette tax and corporate income surcharge, and instituted a luxury goods tax. Although the effects aren’t yet clear, the changes are expected to bring in an additional $2.5 billion in a two-year time span. The cost of living in Connecticut was higher than in all but five states and property taxes were the second- highest in the country per person.


          3. Connecticut is Dying Too

            And our point is this Mike: taxes are too high in Connecticut. Your heros are taxing the taxpayers right out of the state. Capish?

  5. Patrick_Henry

    Mike, please be so kind as to explain why Kim had to pay taxes for 2012 when for the past 10 years he received refunds. He claims that nothing changed: no life changes, no payroll changes, no changes to deductions or dependents, nothing.

    Your thoughts would be appreciated

    1. Patrick_Henry

      funny how that worked. Nothing changes to a taxpayers’ profile except that THIS YEAR he ends up having to pay when he files CT taxes. And all you can do is tell him how that couldn’t have happened (when of course, it di). What part of the public sector do you work for, Mike?

  6. Kim

    I’m stunned Mike. In the face of the facts I’ve laid out you continue to imply that perhaps I’m imaging things and did not just send a check to Malloy.

    1. Mike Robinson

      Was your bank account interest exactly the same to the last dollar? Same dividends, 401K, pension contributions, Health Savings Account, health care payments, state tax refund from previous year. All of these, and many more, affect your Adjusted Gross Income for state income tax calculation. Did anything change for your wife?

      Only between 2011 and 2012. Malloy enacted tax increase in 2011 and there were no changes for 2012. You would have heard something in the news if tax law changed. Right now, for example, you are hearing about a change for 2013 where car tax not deductible.

      Pick an income and look at the tables. The taxes in the 2 tables are the same. Period. This is undeniable.

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