Tax Hiking Dem Gov. Ned Lamont Did A Call-In Radio Show. It Didn’t Go Well.

Connecticut residents should brace themselves for even higher tolls and tax rates...

The RGA reports:

When given the rare opportunity to ask their governor questions, overburdened Connecticut taxpayers did not hold back on tax-and-spend liberal Governor Ned Lamont.

Lamont, who has already become one of America’s least popular governors despite just one year in office, appeared on local radio this week to sell his latest plan to syphon millions of dollars out of the pockets of Connecticut’s working families. Lamont is establishing 12 new tolls across the state at a price tag off $170 million annually, while leaving the door open to his original plan of implementing a new toll on all vehicles, costing taxpayers $320 million.

Callers spent the day lambasting Lamont for his proposal, stating that they’ve “got a problem with the tolls,” and that “we just plain can’t afford [tolls],” pointing to the state’s already-crippling tax burden and eventually forcing Lamont to admit that he flip-flopped on his campaign promise of no tax hikes:

Lamont acknowledged that he raised some taxes, even though during the campaign he promised not to raise tax rates.

‘I said during the campaign that I didn’t want to raise rates, but you’re right,’’ Lamont said.” 

With Lamont’s track record of broken promises and treating taxpayers as the state’s piggybank, Connecticut residents should brace themselves for even higher tolls and tax rates – until 2022 when they can vote him out of office.


1 day, 11 hours ago

Rick Perry: Gov. Kevin Stitt showing real conservative values on his criminal justice reform initiatives

In just three short years, Stitt has proven that evidence-based policy and conservative reforms to the legal system will improve public safety and help make Oklahoma communities stronger.

2 days, 7 hours ago

Glenn Youngkin Outlines His Plan To Make Virginia’s Education System ‘Number One’ In Nation

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is challenging his entire educational team to make the Old Dominion’s educational system number one in the nation.

2 days, 10 hours ago

Georgia's unemployment rate hits new low

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped for the 12th consecutive month to 2.6%, another record-breaking low for the state

5 days, 11 hours ago

Gov. Noem Proclaims Jan. 23-Jan. 29 "South Dakota School Choice Week" as Annual Celebration Launches Nationwide

Gov. Noem has joined a growing list of governors, city, and county leaders nationwide in recognizing Jan. 23-Jan. 29 as School Choice Week.

1 week ago

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee leads letter penned to President Biden on Infrastructure Act

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and 15 other Republican governors have penned a letter to President Joe Biden asking for more state control in how funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are implemented.

1 week ago

Gretchen Whitmer’s Dark Money Hypocrisy

After preaching 'transparency,' Dem gov partners with dark money nonprofit to raise millions