Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley\’s comments Tuesday morning blaming the Sikorsky layoffs on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy\’s \”anti-business policy agenda\” prompted a rebuke from the spokesman for the state Democratic party.
\”Funny that Tom Foley should be worrying about job losses now. Foley made millions of dollars from cutting thousands of jobs and bankrupting Bibb Co.,\’\’ James Hallinan, the party spokesman, said. (He was referring to this.)
Hallinan continued: \”Tom Foley\’s Republican colleagues and their failed economic policies drove Connecticut\’s economy into a ditch and handed Governor Malloy a $3.6 billion deficit– the highest in the nation– when he took office. Governor Malloy\’s work to reverse the havoc Republicans wreaked on Connecticut for 20 years has led to 40,000 new private sector jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars in surpluses, millions of dollars going back into the Rainy Day Fund, and an $11 billion reduction in long-term debt. There\’s more work to be done, but Governor Malloy is moving Connecticut in the right direction. Tom Foley wants to return to the failed policies of the past– it\’s that simple.”