As we all know Govenor Malloy is really trying his best to balance the Connecticut state budget. I completely agree that this budget needs to be repaired. We all know how our govenor would like to do it, by raising taxes and even introducing some new ones in the budget. Like going after coupon clippers? Sad, but true.
So what does the middle class do to save money in tough economic times like these. Why, they turn to the Sunday paper and get out those fliers and start clipping out those coupons that allow you save money on the goods and or services that you wish to either purchase or try out. I remember my mom when I was younger going through and clipping coupons. It was one of the things that she did as a parent, a wife was to help in keeping the house hold budget under control.
But wait there are some new rules that Govenor Malloy would like to have in place. We all know that a coupon reduces the cost of the item that one pays, but not in the eyes of Connectiuct’s new state budget. Now if Malloy has his way he wants you to pay the tax on the original cost of the item. So why not just stick it to the middle class again?
In an AP article Benjamin Barnes said this.
“Benjamin Barnes, who is Malloy’s budget chief, says he understands why shoppers are upset and says he doesn’t like it either. But the administration must examine numerous tax exemptions to reduce the budget deficit.
The sales tax would raise $92 million over two years and is one of many Connecticut sales tax exemptions that would end. Listen folks I understand that Connecticut is under tough financial times, but, isn’t this a mile too far.