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Looks like toll roads are coming back to CT

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If I am reading correctly it says that we CAN put tolls on the border however we would face extensive federal repayment of funding unless a Congress approved exception is approved.  It sounds like an approval for a special exception of border tolls is unlikely.  Have they considered this approach or are just moving forward with the congestion tolling because it is easier and part of the documented exceptions?  Either way this does not surprise me as this state can't get out of its own way.  If the had properly managed federal funding and the state budget we would not be in the current situation.  This state needs new leadership and needs it fast to un do the years of destruction put in place by the current **** head in charge.  Thank you for posting that article.  Very imformative

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my wife and I are already on the way out anyway of this crap hole state, but if they actually implement this, I can only imagine how many people this will push out of state.  

 

This will be the straw that broke the camels back for sooooooooooo many people...

 

F@#$ this state in every way possible.   Welfare handout craphole, with more social programs for criminals and drug addicts, and more taxes for the people who actually work their asses off. 

 

not to mention how utterly horrible traffic will be, not that it isn't a complete s#$tshow now!

 

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Call your state representatives and voice your opinion!!!  Even if its a waste of time, at least let then here it for a min.  

 

I love living in CT, but every conversation I have about living here is around people saying they are leaving the state.  The guy that runs my office is talking about our whole team moving to NY so he can avoid the tolls.  Maybe the government thinks that people are not going to leave cause of a .50 or .80 cent toll, but it's clear that people are fed up and enough is enough.  This might end up being the straw that broke the camels back.  

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Looking at that map there will be twelve (12) tolls between West Haven and the N.Y. border. That's a 60 minute drive, a toll every 5 minutes. Fuc ken Malloy effing us again.

Edited by Bass Ackwards

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Nothing new... same old story.  

 

They have been working on I95 at Stamford & New Haven for how many years? Will that ever end in my lifetime?

 

People used to complain about the LIE - I think that both the Hutch/ Merritt & I95 are worse.

 

State & local govts. have been inept/ corrupt for far too long. Bad decisions over & over with the only answer is to tax the people one way or another. My wife worked in 2 towns (no she doesn't have a pension) and based on what she saw, I am estimating around a 40% waste of tax $ due to inept/ lazy/ corrupt managerial practices. 

 

It started with Weicker  & the supposedly 5 year income tax.

 

My guess on future ideas for increasing revenues for the state:

  • Legalize marijuana so they can tax the crap out it
  • Additional taxes & reduction of tax credits 
  • Figure out a way to tax the casinos.
  • Striper stamp, porgie stamp, salmon stamp, any living thing stamp
  • Reduction of hours for certain jobs
  • Additionally, certain towns will have to react to reduction of state funding. So property taxes will go up and additional town services will be reduced. This is already occurring in some schools ( special ed. aides are being eliminated or hours reduced). I expect this to increase so eve if the rate of state incomes taxes may slow down, the property tax increases will increase. Net we will suffer.
  • We lived in Wilton for 20 years (now renting - sold house 5 yeas ago) - while we were there our property taxes went up over 7.4% a year. That means (rule of 72s) a ballpark of doubling your taxes every 9.7 years. I believe that rate of increase is unsustainable for a town's population, however I really don't expect that to change much in the near future. 

Sorry for the rant...

 

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It is sad that you as a person have to spend only what you make. The government no matter who can just spend and spend.....

 

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This won't be a popular opinion, but I think there SHOULD be tolls. You use the road, then pay for it directly. Why should grandma in Canaan be paying for I-95 that she never uses via her taxes? Let those that use the road pay for it. You aren't forced to pay for your neighbors driveway to be plowed (well, at least not yet), why should you be forced to pay for a road you never use?

 

But of course, I also think that the government should not own the roads, they should be privately owned. 

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Have to disagree on private ownership of the roads - knowing the morons in our state govt. we would get the roto rooter treatment with whatever deal they would make.

 

Town in Colorado gave up their water rights to the river that ran there --- town went belly up in 3 years as the new owners diverted water & jacked up water rates.

 

Some town's have had bad experiences selling off their parking meter ops as well.

 

 

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This was cut and pasted here from the Chaz and AJ book of faces page. There is a group against the tolls that have been keeping tabs on this subject. This is a list of representatives that are on the fecne. These could be important swing votes.

To STOP the tolls call or email (or both) these legislators: Please be respectful but forceful. Please SHARE this. 
Dave Arconti (D) Danbury 860-240-8585 david.arconti@cga.ct.gov
Bob Godfrey (D) Danbury 860-240-8500 bob.godfrey@cga.ct.gov
John Hampton (D) Simsbury 860-240-8568 john.hampton@cga.ct.gov
Diana Urban (D) Stonington 860-240-8585 Diana.urban@cga.ct.gov
Pat Boyd (D) Union, Woodstock 860-240-8585 pat.boyd@cga.ct.gov
Danny Robero (D) Killingly, Putnum, Thompson 860-240-8585 danny.rovero@cga.ct.gov
Caroline Simmons (D) Stamford 860-240-8585 caroline.simnons@cga.ct.gov
Jonathan Steinberg (D) Westport 860-240-0562 jonathan.steinberg@cga.ct.gov
Joe Gresko (D) Stratford 800-842-8267 joe.gresko@cga.ct.gov

William Tong (D) Stamford 860-240-8585 william.tong@cga.ct.gov I'm adding him because he is running for AG and wants state wide votes.

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On 4/16/2018 at 8:13 AM, Steve in Mass said:

This won't be a popular opinion, but I think there SHOULD be tolls. You use the road, then pay for it directly. Why should grandma in Canaan be paying for I-95 that she never uses via her taxes? Let those that use the road pay for it. You aren't forced to pay for your neighbors driveway to be plowed (well, at least not yet), why should you be forced to pay for a road you never use?

 

But of course, I also think that the government should not own the roads, they should be privately owned. 

 

By that logic we should additionally tax parents for their kids. Why should folks with no children pay for schools they will never use?

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13 mins ago, Ba Ba Buoy said:

 

By that logic we should additionally tax parents for their kids. Why should folks with no children pay for schools they will never use?

i'm all for that. i don't see why i have to pay for the snowflakes to attend school.

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2 hours ago, Ba Ba Buoy said:

 

By that logic we should additionally tax parents for their kids. Why should folks with no children pay for schools they will never use?

I also have no problem with that, the government doesn't belong in the business of education in the first place, just like they don;t belong in the business of owning roads.

 

Do you know that the government funding of roads is by far the very largest subsidy of the automobile and gasoline industry than any other subsidy of any industry that folks whine about? But no one recognizes that cause the government has put blinders on them.

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33 mins ago, Steve in Mass said:

I also have no problem with that, the government doesn't belong in the business of education in the first place, just like they don;t belong in the business of owning roads.

 

Do you know that the government funding of roads is by far the very largest subsidy of the automobile and gasoline industry than any other subsidy of any industry that folks whine about? But no one recognizes that cause the government has put blinders on them.

 

Seems like a lot of reaching there. Are the funding of sidewalks considered subsidies for footwear too? Just think of the logical conclusion of denying funding to roads, education, or even social security. Folks would start moving to North Korea or Somalia to improve the quality of life. 

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33 mins ago, Ba Ba Buoy said:

 

Seems like a lot of reaching there. Are the funding of sidewalks considered subsidies for footwear too? Just think of the logical conclusion of denying funding to roads, education, or even social security. Folks would start moving to North Korea or Somalia to improve the quality of life. 

What are the taxes like there? It might be an improvement. 

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