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Tuesday, April 20, 2010



In a city that has been run for almost ten years through corruption and incompetence, it now seems that we are rising to a new height. In a city as financially depressed as Hartford, Mayor Perez is once again proposing a tax increase, an increase in spending, and no mention of controlling or reducing spending.

Yesterday when I posted the proposed budget, the response from blog readers was almost immediate. It is time to be heard and make a change.

I couldn't agree more and a few of you have stepped up to offer to help begin organizing demonstrations at budget hearing and Council meetings.

The time is now to start taking back our city and our local government.

The name of this blog was never more fitting than now.

Let's start by making our voices heard at next Tuesday's Budget comment session at Bulkeley High School. The hearing will be held at Bulkeley High at 300 Wethersfield Avenue, beginning at 6:00PM.

I'll post more on this in the next couple days, but from the couple people that have stepped up to help, we want to be there and be heard. Signs, banners, chanting, loud voices, bring it all as we send a clear message to the Mayor and Council that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Instead of residents and businesses talking about packing and leaving, maybe it is time to send the politicians who refuse to listen packing instead.

NO MORE TAX INCREASES!!! Instead let's send the message to politicians that it is time to end the frivolous travel. It is time to end "drivers" and other frills for the Mayor. No more "training sessions" at the Orlando Palms for a dozen people at the City's expense. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

If you are part of a group that can turn people out, or even if you just want to bring a few of your neighbors, the time is now. Taxpayers in Hartford can't take anymore of this insane spending.

Feel free to call me or e-mail if you can help organize this demonstration and as always, feel free to post your comments here.

It is time to end the talking and begin the action.


Bruce Rubenstein said...

I couldn't agree more with organizing a permanent group to demonstrate and confront those that wish to squander our money and reward their cronies with no bid contracts or some other largess.Now is the time to confront the Mayor about his un-needed driver and a staff larger then Governor Rell's.In addition, now is the time to question why Hartford is funding so many "non-profits" headed by political cronies of one politician or another.Count me in as a member.



We can use all of your help to make this work.

Anyone interested can also call me or e-mail me if you don't wish to post info here.

Dave Anderson said...

and hence begins the Hartford Chapter Tea Party! Yes!! I'll bring the image of Eddie in effigy, Effigie Perez!

Bruce Rubenstein said...

No Mr Anderson...nothing like it at all...

Anonymous said...

More hot air from Brucie

Anonymous said...

Ah, a protest ... I am sure Eddie, who won't be running for re-election anyway ... is shaking in his shoes. So are the councilmen and women, who are elected based on who the ward bosses tell their districts to vote for. (Were that not the case, do you seriously believe Kelvan Roldan would be sitting in a state office?) No one on this council is worried about being voted out, and Eddie will be carted away in cuffs, so whose attention will your protest be targeting?

Thomas Paine said...

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.