Whether Durham will be sped on his way by a truly disinterested and objective media is yet an open question.
On the point of tax credits – a progressive redistributive tool – the moderate lamb, Lamont, and the immoderate progressive lion, Looney, have lain down with each other.
The General Assembly’s session will end on June 9, after which we may all fancy that our life, liberty and property has survived the legislative assault by Democrat progressives.
Martin Looney, for half a dozen years the President Pro Tem of the General Assembly’s state Senate, is fast becoming the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) of Connecticut.
In the end, all of us rely, as did Blanch DuBois in the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire,” on “the kindness of strangers.” Nothing is stranger than the kindness of politicians, many of whom affect kindness while the television cameras are running, when they know that kindness can advance their political objectives.
In politics, power is golden. Indeed, power, not riches, is the coin of the political realm. In Connecticut, the Ritters, a power family, are the closest we have come to political royalty.
That didn’t take long. CTMirror reports, “One of U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro’s first acts after winning election as the Appropriations Committee chair will be to convene an informational hearing next week on the Hyde Amendment, the ban on Medicaid spending for abortion regularly renewed by Congress since passage in 1976.”
At some point, very far in the future – long after President Donald Trump has been replaced in office by Joe Biden – some dispassionate and truly objective journalist will write an essay on the coronavirus political myth; that is to say, the way politicians used the coronavirus pandemic to feather their political nests.
Coronavirus, we have been told countless times, has knocked “government as we know it” into a cocked hat. Purely as a practical matter, we in Connecticut have no fully operative legislature or judiciary. This means that our usual three legged governmental stool – legislative, judicial and executive branches of government – is lacking two legs. Only the executive department, in the person of Gov. Ned Lamont, is operating on all cylinders and at, some would say, excessive speed.
Following the lead of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has now unveiled the sanctions he proposes to levy against what the Hartford Courant calls “defiant travelers.” We all know that where there are no sanctions, there is, practically speaking, no law.