Letter: Malloy is just another ‘wealth re-distribution’ zealot in the Obama mold.

Regarding a recent letter to the editor, Goldrick: Dadakis’ Grim Portrait of State Finances Simply Untrue, Paul Keeler writes:

Mr. Goldrick is living in ‘left-wing la-la land.’

Reality is:

– I believe Connecticut is leading the nation in citizen defections to more tax-friendly states. NOBODY wants to retire or die in Connecticut, unless you’re ‘on the dole’.

– Has he ever heard of a company called GE? I think they would argue with his position that Connecticut is a low corporate tax state !

– Malloy is just another ‘wealth re-distribution’ zealot in the Obama mold.

My car sticker says ‘ Don’t blame me, I voted for Tom Foley’.

Amen.

Paul Keeler
GREENWICH

  • Sean Goldrick

    Mr. Keeler,

    I would urge you to reread that oped I wrote, especially the part about GE. It is an established fact that GE pays zero corporate tax to the state of Connecticut. Their entire payment to the state consists of the biennial $250 business registration fee. That’s it.

    I would also point out that the Ernst & Young analysis that concluded that Connecticut’s effective corporate tax rate actually is one of the lowest in the country was commissioned by the Council on State Taxation (COST). GE is a member of COST. So it’s highly unlikely that GE would take issue with that conclusion.