Tax Freedom Day Finally Arrives in Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. – Today Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut is bemoaning that the state’s Tax Freedom Day, May 13th, is so late in arriving. Connecticut’s Tax Freeom Day, the day on which residents have satisfied their federal, state and local tax burden and can begin putting money in their pockets, is the latest in the country.
“Connecticut taxpayers must work longer into the year than our counterparts in every other state to pay off their federal, state and local tax obligations,” said JR Romano, Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut State Director. “This is unacceptable and yet too many in Hartford are preparing to ask taxpayers to give even more of their hard earned money over to the cause of bigger government as they work on the state’s budget.”
According to the Tax Foundation, this year’s Tax Freedom Day for Connecticut is May 13, the latest in the country and eight days later than in 2012. Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut is carrying out a petition drive to let elected officials in Hartford know the state’s taxpayers are tired of being treated like revenue sources. The Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut petition, I’m a Resident, Not a Revenue Source, is available by CLICKING HERE.
“Even though we are already ranked 50th among the states in several categories, Governor Malloy’s proposed budget seems to find a way to lower us even deeper into debt and decrease our economic competitiveness,” continued Romano. “We must stop over-spending now, stop treating residents like revenue sources and get our state back on the path to economic prosperity.”