03 July 2016

• What’s Next for Connecticut: A Tax On Every Breath We Take? Also, What $78MM Will Buy in Branford and Gypsy Moths Taking Over Eastern CT

“The state of Connecticut is on the road to testing the possibility of a ‘Mileage Tax.’ The brakes were put on this plan one year ago when News 8 first reported about the idea, but now it’s back.

“With GPS and smartphones, the idea of the state charging you for the number of miles you drive is technologically possible...."

Please visit this link to read the full article: WTNH

COMMENTARY: Is there no end to the avarice and incompetence of this Connecticut state government? They already tax us for the income we earn [not all states do that]. Then the state taxes us when we buy a car; charges us a registration tax to operate the car; charges us a property tax on the value of the car [not all states do that]; charges us taxes when we buy gas for the car, tires, pay for repairs and on and on. Connecticut residents are already the most highly taxed people in the United States. We worked on average to the 21st of May in 2016 to pay for our tax burden…every other state is done before that…every other state, except MA, NJ, and NY is done with their tax burden by the end of April. How long are we going to put up with these elected idiots?

Sorry. I know this comment is out of context, but I get fed up with these inept, stupid, greedy clowns.

• $78 Million Will Buy You Eight of Branford’s Thimble Islands

“After spending years collecting a cluster of small islands off the Connecticut coast, a wealthy family has decided to put eight of the rocky islands on the market for $78 million.

“Located in the Thimble Islands archipelago in Long Island Sound off the coast of Branford, nearly all of the islands for sale have homes on them,...”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WallStreetJournal

Comment: Do you think they’re trying to unload the islands before global warming sinks them?

• Gypsy Moths Munch [and Poo] Their Way Through Eastern CT

“Eastern Connecticut is seeing the worst gypsy moth caterpillar infestation in a decade, according to state officials.

“The caterpillars are eating significant portions of shade cover as their droppings fall from tree leaves to cover porches, cars and driveways….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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