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Wife, Mother, Grandmother who is enjoying life in the USA suburbs, Budding Political Activist because I'm tired of seeing Oppressive Policies that Enslave My People & Family being promoted in the USA

How the Minimum Wage Creates Unemployment – #FridayFinances

Cross Posted Item from another Tillett for CT project

A short little video which explains how the minimum wage forced upon employers by government officials actually hurts both businesses & people looking for work. 

The government really has no business meddling between the contract made between the employer & the worker… 

https://youtu.be/AbuJYhX3prc


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#TBT #BrokeBronin A Look Back

Series about the Hartford Mayor Luke #BrokeBronin term in office.

First, stop down memory lane we’re looking back at what has happened under his leadership.

Below is an article posted in the We thePeople Hartford blog by Kevin Brookman back on 1-3-17.  The public commentary speaks volumes of the horrendous conditions that the residents of Hartford suffer.

#BrokeBronin has not been the best on upholding his promises to the residents of Hartford. Luke has grown the cost of Hartford’s mismanaged city hall to new heights with its lopsidedness.

Firing the low waged workers that deal with the public services while creating and expanding highly paid positions for friends? What is wrong with that picture? #BrokeBronin feels that hiring PR people is more important than the hiring of lifeguards for the city pools? Why should the lives of the city’s young and poor be put in jeopardy during the summer?

As a former Northend Resident of Hartford; it grieves me that the city of Hartford, as well as the state of CT, are greatly suffering under the tyranny of the democrats. The condition of both is the direct result of decades of intentional mismanagement & sadly, too often corruption of the elected officials.

The question now remains will the residents continue down the same destructive path?

I’ve highlighted in Red-Bold some of the important items that the residents of Hartford need to take into consideration. Kevin and I agree on some things and disagree on others. We both want the best for the City of Hartford and the state of CT.

What are YOUR Thoughts on how #BrokeBronin has been doing for the city of Harford?


Full article and community commentary can be found on We the People Hartford Kevin Brookman Editor & Lead Investigative Reporter

Well, the first year of the Bronin Administration has passed, and it is time to evaluate what has changed. Sadly, I think very little. We still have a city government that is broke and I don’t see any plan to restore sustainability. Some of Bronin’s attempts have failed miserably. (remember the Senate Bill 464 mess)

I am not sure if those failures are because of inexperience or attitude, or a combination of both. The “sky is falling” mantra by Bronin worked in the beginning in drawing attention to our problems as a City, but you can only play Chicken Little for so long before it becomes tiring as well as ineffective.

Although Bronin’s first move was to slash City jobs through lay-offs, many of those laid off were some of the lowest paid employees, and the ranks of high priced management positions, some of them actually residing  in the Mayor’s Office and throughout City Hall, have continued to grow.

Claims of inviting the Union’s to the table to be part of the solution seemed as though those invitations got lost in the mail, and aside from a new Fire contract, nothing much else has changed. It doesn’t appear as though Hartford has made any moves to restructure cost associated with employee benefits such as moving to HSA’s  as the City of New Britain recently did.

Although Bronin did promise hiring of Police and Fire personnel to reduce overtime costs, none of that has happened. The October Police Academy class that was promised has never happened and the January recruit class that was promised isn’t even any where near close to happening, and the attrition draws the numbers at HPD lower everyday.

Luckily, even with a thinly stretched Police Department, it is still functioning and Hartford saw one of its best years in lowering Homicide numbers in a few decades. Hartford finished the year with 14 total Homicides for 2016 compared to 31 for 2015. Those reduced numbers though had very little to do with the current Administration and more with the creative efforts of HPD and its leadership under Chief Rovella, although I am confident a press release will be out any day by the Bronin Administration taking credit for reduced crime.

Those efforts still include the results of the Shooting Task Force and the creation of C4 under Rovella’s creativity. C4 is the acronym for the Capitol City Crime Center, which has blanketed the City with technology to reduce crime, including cameras, Shot Spotter technology and license plate readers scanning for criminal activity. Imagine what could be accomplished with the additional Police Officers promised by Bronin if he only came through on his promises. The efforts of C4 have been very successful in reducing crime and identifying violent criminals on our streets

The Bronin promise of hiring 45 firefighters also appears to be a pipe dream of broken promises. Although Bronin had held a dog and pony show last fall to proclaim his plans to hire  45 fire recruits, he knew, or should have known at the time of his announcement that his request for the FEMA grant for the hiring had been rejected and no money was available for the 45 new hires.

And just as a thought, can we also push for regional cooperation and tell our neighbors that they are not eligible to apply for our Fire Department if they aren’t Hartford residents. That sounds a little hypocritical. Lets find the best candidates we can, no matter where they live, and then make it inviting for them to move into Hartford if they wish

Now I know that Bronin inherited a mess, including the baseball stadium, but after a year of failed or poor decisions, Bronin now owns all those  messes. Where are the solutions? What is the plan besides the “sky is falling”?

Regionalism? Good idea but we need partners to buy in on that. Bronin may actually have the right idea moving in that direction, “as goes Hartford, so goes the region” .  The problem being, I would expect more from an attorney who should know he needs to make his case first. Bronin seems to be going around asking for the Jury’s verdict before he even has laid out his case as to why the Jury needs to rule in his favor. It isn’t working and the script never changes.

Walk out to the podium , take off the suit jacket roll up the sleeves and start proclaiming “Hartford is broke” . Where is the leadership by example? Build the case that the tough decisions are being made and Hartford is on a path to tightening its belt and becoming financially responsible and we want our suburban neighbors to buy in as equal partners. We haven’t done that yet and shoving our MDC responsibilities down the throats of our suburban neighbors isn’t going to help.

The cutting needs to continue in every corner of City Hall and nothing should be off limits, if that means bankruptcy to get at Union contracts and benefits , then do it, and shut up. Stop leaving our employees in a state of suspended animation as they await their future. They will get out of here at the first chance they have if they are kept in the dark and we can’t afford to lose any more good employees.

I personally don’t think bankruptcy is the solution as business as usual  remains the same at City Hall and it would take us years to recover from a bankruptcy filing. I think we now have half the members of the Hartford County Bar collecting paychecks from their jobs at City Hall and I have to ask if that is money well spent?

We all know the State of Connecticut is probably in worse shape than Hartford, and we can’t count on any financial help from the Capitol. We also know that City hall didn’t campaign for our next President, so that might be a tough sell to get Washington to open their wallet for us. ( Elections have consequences)

We elected a Mayor to bring leadership to City Hall during what we knew were going to be difficult times, now it is your time to come through with a plan and some workable solutions and put aside the Chicken Little act, it is wearing thin.

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Title: ONE YEAR LATER, WHAT HAS CHANGED?
Author: KEVIN BROOKMAN

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Happy First Day of Winter

Welcome Winter…. or not 

Yes it’s the First Day of Winter some are celebrating…

others of us are not so we’re already counting down to spring (just a mere 90 days away?)

LOL Put down any liquids before reading this Christmas Joke

This funny silly joke was shared with me back in 2016 have a laugh as you think back to those days while Trump was building his team preparing to take office

I’m resharing it as I laugh at events & items I posted over the years (yes I do go back & reread some of my posts) 

 

Cross posted item from another Tillett4CT project

LOL This was shared with me on facebook 

and it was too funny not to share with my readers – 

Have a Laugh 

Merry Christmas 

OK Drinks down & ready to sing?
 
Sung to the tune of Santa is Coming to Town
 
Donald Trump is Coming to Town!
 
YOU better watch out
You better not cry
Go find your “safe space”
I’m telling you why
Donald Trump is coming to town!
 
He’s making us GREAT!
He’s doing great deals
He’s draining the swamp
Making all the elites squeal
Donald Trump is coming to town!


He knows if you’re illegal
He’ll know you jumped the wall
He will secure our borders
OR he’s gonna deport them all!

Oh, you better watch out
You better not cry
Go find your “safe space”
I’m telling you why
Donald Trump is coming to town!


The media will attack him
Their heads, they will explode!
The Washington Post is failing
Should be flushed down a commode!

Oh you better watch out
You better not cry
Go find your “safe space”
I’m telling you why
Donald Trump is coming to town!


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Thanksgiving Traditions at Our Home

What family traditions do you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with? Below is a clip of some of ours.

Some Traditions in our home watching Christmas Specials & Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Cast: AvonCTStyle

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Election Day – It’s Noon Did You Vote Yet?

Cross posted item from another Tillett4CT project

Have you gone out to vote yet?

The polls opened at 6am so they’ve been opened for a while you still have some time but PLEASE make a serious effort to get out & VOTE!

What are you waiting for? 

Do you need a Ride or are you waiting for a Personal Invitation? You can call the main office of the state party chair to find out what the number of the local chair is to get connected to the people who are offering to carpool with other voters in the area.

If you have already voted GREAT now call a friend & those members in your household that are registered to vote to remind them to go out & VOTE too!

#VoteRowB to end the #TaxingTyranny !

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Filed under: #TeamTillett, Business, Civil Rights, Constitution, Elections, Family, Life in CT, Questions, Spending, Taxes Tagged: #CTGOP, #CTPolitics, #GOTV, 2016, Business, Education, Family, Jobs, Taxes

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Election Day 2018 – 8am Did You Vote Yet?

Cross posted item from another Tillett4CT project

Have you gone out to vote yet?

The polls opened at 6am so they’ve been opened for a while you still have some time but PLEASE make a serious effort to get out & VOTE!

If you have already voted GREAT now call a friend & those members in your household that are registered to vote to remind them to go out & VOTE too!

#VoteRowB to end the #TaxingTyranny !

button Your Vote Counts round RWB-Stars
Filed under: #TeamTillett, Business, Civil Rights, Constitution, Elections, Family, Life in CT, Questions, Spending, Taxes Tagged: #CTGOP, #CTPolitics, #GOTV, 2016, Business, Education, Family, Jobs, Taxes

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