We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There are many more pressing considerations such as taxes and regulations, and Connecticut is not
exactly a magnet for any kind of business.
this 2011 survey by the Mercatus Center, Connecticut ranked 38th in economic freedom.
The Tax Foundation puts Connecticut 40th with regard to its tax climate
for business. A marginal increase in the number of state residents who have studied
in STEM fields is not likely to tip the scales when there are many others
states where business is more welcome.
Just more effort to indoctrinate young people, w/ the side benefit that they'll be debt slaves.
College has been the single biggest burden on the middle class since the 1950s. The artificial demand for college, created by "progressives" has wreaked havoc. They may consider that a feature, not a bug.
Look, they're politicians. You elected these morons. They're not engineers or business people, they don't know how to make critical decisions and trade alternatives. They don't know how the world works. If they were smart and ambitious, they wouldn't be politicians. Because it's way more fun getting useful things done and being highly compensated for it.
These are people with a surfeit of cunning, and deficts of intelligence, morals, and caution. And then you elect these morons and expect them to make good decisions about complicated things, and you give them your money to do so.
They haven't got a chance. They're barbarians standing in front of a complicated machine that you put in charge of maintaining (you fools!), and they haven't got a clue. So they start pushing buttons randomly in the hopes that more money will come out. And eventually the machine gets out of kilter and starts sputtering or halting, so they get out a big hammer and start pounding on it. If that doesn't work (duh!), they break into the machine to get the money stored inside. Only there isn't any, because the machine makes money, it doesn't store and dispense it.
You elected morons. Well, maybe now its the idiocracy, the low-information voters, that elected these guys.
If we don't find a way to rise up, get the livs on our side, and sweep away these locust politicians, we're hosed. They'll be the ruin of us all.
Malloy looks across the border to Massachusetts and sees all the high tech firms along Route 128 that were created or incubated by faculty at MIT and other MA colleges and he thinks the same thing will work for CT. It won't. Copying someone else is not born of inspiration but of desperation. U Conn is no MIT, no Stanford, no Johns Hopkins, and $1.5 B won't make it so. The money would be better spent on tax credits to draw technology companies to the state or else funding the creation a high tech industrial park.
Ct has more high tech companies per square mile than anyplace else on earth. They are just hiding in all those business parks and they don't get very big. The problem is that the costs of doing business are so high here that Ct is a great place to get started, but you don't want to stay. The state needs to cut taxes and stop paying for all those slackers living off the dole. This is nothing more than another state government boodoggle like all the other ones lying around in ruins.