Fw: Gov. Perry's visit
What would you do with $7940?!
As you know, Texas Governor Rick Perry was in our state recently, trying to poach away some of our businesses.
It’s hard to blame Governor Perry for coming to Connecticut and trying to steal some of our businesses for his state. We do have a terrible business climate.
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Governor Perry’s visit should serve as a wake-up call for our elected officials that our economic policies must change so that our state stops being viewed as easy pickings by other states.
A comparison between Texas and Connecticut reveals that Texas boasts a lower unemployment rate, lower gas prices, and lower utility rates. In addition, Texas has no state income tax and is a Right-to-Work state, two economic benefits Connecticut does not enjoy.
But one of the most telling stats is that the tax burden for family of 4 in CT $13,968; in TX it is $6028. That is a difference of $7940! What would you do with $7940?! Could you not spend that money better than the state of CT?!
I think so. And I think you do too.
Connecticut needs an economic climate that competes with every state in the union rather than lagging behind. The out of control, anti-business, tax-and spend policies of Governor Malloy and the legislature have left us vulnerable. We must change course now and get our state back on the path to economic prosperity. We can begin to do this by cutting taxes and spending and passing Right-to-Work legislation.
I hope you will continue to aid in our efforts to do that just.
And remember, if you have stories about out-of-control budget practices that you have seen at the local level, please email them to infoCT@afphq.org.
Thank you for your activism.