Report by Paula Antolini
August 12, 2018 11:22AM EDT
Letter to the Editor from Billy Michael: ‘Senator Markley Is a Voice Against Government Overreach’
To the editor,
If you’ve seen or heard the Republican gubernatorial candidates’ campaign ads, you know that both Mark Boughton and Bob Stefanowski have mentioned the repeal of the income tax.
Overtaxed Connecticut taxpayers of all party affiliations would welcome that plank in any candidate’s platform.
A campaign promise of that magnitude begs the question: How can a state mired in annual deficits and underfunded state employee pension obligations accomplish such a feat?
Experience shows that elected officials invariably promote some silver revenue bullet to deal with overspending rather then reducing the size and cost of government.
The 1989 Tax Act, the 1991 Income Tax, two Malloy tax increases, the current promotion of tolls – all epitomize the government mindset that sees increased taxes and increasing fees as the the best way to “serve” Connecticut’s already financially-fatigued citizens.
This mindset is destroying the economic life of our state. If voters have a chance of reversing this thinking it begins at the August 14 Primary polls.
Boughton and Stefanowski have started the Income Tax Repeal conversation.
One candidate for Lt. Governor, State Senator Joe Markley, fought Lowell Weicker’s income tax scheme by co-founding the Connecticut Taxpayer Committee and bringing 40,000 tax protesters to the State Capital in the early 1990’s
Regardless of who the Republican Party elects as gubernatorial candidate, Senator Markley from Southington is the best choice for running mate.
Senator Markley is a voice against government overreach and overspending. His name will appear on the Republican Primary ballot on Tuesday Aug.14th.
Senator Markley knows the difference between public service and political gain.He has earned and deserves the support of state taxpayers.