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Letter: Help Restore Common Sense In Hartford

DARIEN, Conn. ? The Darien Daily Voice accepts signed, original letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit submissions, but we respectfully ask that you keep your correspondence under 500 words. Please send letters to .

To the Editor:

Last month, Governor Malloy submitted a budget that was, in the words of GOP Minority Leader Larry Cafero, “a gimmick-riddled shell game that puts the state’s finances on a credit card, cuts municipal aid and (again) raises taxes”.

The budget has been touted by supporters as one that would put CT on a path to economic revival. Another increase in spending, more harmful borrowing to finance operating expenses such as salaries, raising taxes yet again and ignoring the useful cuts necessary to reduce wasteful programs are not productive ways to improve the financial and social conditions across the state. Gov. Malloy also promised he would do none of these things. The Common Sense Commitment To Connecticut put forth by the CT GOP long ago still holds clear principles to smart government. The issue is that smart government is next to impossible to achieve in the current one-party rule in Hartford. Absent are compromise, checks and balances and an entire set of alternate ideas to counterbalance those that are clearly not working. This is not to imply that ALL GOP ideas are the right ones, but a balance would be nice.

In these challenging times, it is still possible if not critical to spend no more than you make, borrow no more than you can pay back and engage in open and honest debate about eliminating wasteful inefficient government. The GOP in Hartford continues to focus on these principles and they continue to need your support.

On a local level, the GOP also needs your continued support and assistance. Here in Darien, The Republican Town Committee is accepting applications from candidates and volunteers for elected positions, town boards and commissions. We will also be sharing other news and ways to help make a difference in the coming weeks. Stay tuned or contact us at

Joe Pizzarelli

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