Fed Economist Issues Grim Forecast

The past two months have been brutal for Connecticut's financial services sector. Full Story
Mike

Newmarket, NH

#1 Mar 5, 2009
Unbridled state spending, huge growth of state government, dependency on a few high end industries now tanking....sounds like the Perfect Storm is coming for CT.
Richard

United States

#2 Mar 5, 2009
Don't think the state is bereft of ideas, though ... it's suggesting yet another kind of lottery ticket.(Which probably would only cannibalize sales of current products.)

What are all those bureaucrats going to do when the tax base dries up?

“Fed Up”

Since: Jun 08

East Granby, CT

#3 Mar 5, 2009
Indeed, the perfect storm Mike. I hope the state government is listening, as well as town governments. I know Wethersfield has had UNBRIDLED spending on ridiculous items for years. Enough with the relentless increases. It's time for serious cuts. DO IT.
doityourselfweat her com

Oxford, CT

#4 Mar 5, 2009
SO, "let's TAX the 'rich' more"!

Isn't this what some of the more pathetic, Liberal Legislative CT minds are saying?!

They are either stupid, clueless or divisive.
(Thanks CT voters).

Since: Apr 08

West Hartford

#5 Mar 5, 2009
doityourselfweather com wrote:
SO, "let's TAX the 'rich' more"!
Isn't this what some of the more pathetic, Liberal Legislative CT minds are saying?!
They are either stupid, clueless or divisive.
(Thanks CT voters).
The clowns in Hartford have no idea how severe the State is going to be hit.

Capital Gains will all but disappear.
Job loss will kill income tax revenue.
Nobody is spending on anything but essentials killing the sales tax.
Car sales are dead - so much for helping town property tax rolls as cars depreciate.

As the economy worsens though tax revenue from Alcohol sales should go up though
Brlliant

Kissimmee, FL

#6 Mar 5, 2009
I lost my job, my marriage and my house. I'm going to Foxwood's to lose the last few dollars I have, before they go bankrupt.
Genius

South Yarmouth, MA

#7 Mar 5, 2009
Brlliant wrote:
I lost my job, my marriage and my house. I'm going to Foxwood's to lose the last few dollars I have, before they go bankrupt.
Count your blessings. Now you can start over again, unencumberedddd! What, no casinos in FLA? Well, how 'bout Disneyland? They take cash!
Genius

South Yarmouth, MA

#8 Mar 5, 2009
Let those budget deficits rip! No love lost between me and Corrupticut, the UnConstitution State, a state in Denial.(Denial is NOT a river in Egypt. It IS a river in CT.)

Old McDonald's Farm is a Lawless place. Relland carries baggage for Rowl. Bloomy for Dog Catcher. Perez and DeStephony, go straight to jail. Doddo Bird, Liebermouth and SubRosa DeLauro, all overcooked.
WOW

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Mar 5, 2009
Brlliant wrote:
I lost my job, my marriage and my house. I'm going to Foxwood's to lose the last few dollars I have, before they go bankrupt.
Save some to buy booze at the liquer stroes when they open up on sundays!
Lowell Weicker

Waterbury, CT

#10 Mar 5, 2009
Buy gold and ammo.
Konnecticut_bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#11 Mar 5, 2009
Unionize them and give them binding contracts starting at their present income. Problem solved-- Connecticut style.
Konnecticut_bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#12 Mar 5, 2009
Mike wrote:
Unbridled state spending, huge growth of state government, dependency on a few high end industries now tanking....sounds like the Perfect Storm is coming for CT.
Everyone seems aware of that except for the legislature. It's been business as usual.
Reaganomics

Hyannis, MA

#13 Mar 5, 2009
See ya in the soup line (or the FEMA camp).

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