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The Winsted Journal Editorial

New national movement points taxpayers in the right direction

The Winsted Journal Editorial

From Wisconsin to Winsted, it is impossible to escape the fiscal nightmare being played out in towns and states across the country, where political leaders are bickering over mountains of debt. But beyond the disagreements over cutting spending versus raising taxes, American taxpayers should have been flabbergasted and outraged last week when they were reminded that nearly two-thirds of U.S. corporations pay no income tax and that 83 of the top 100 publicly traded companies here use offshore tax havens to shelter their income from taxes.

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Critics attack governor prematurely over budget

The Winsted Journal Editorial

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s first budget had not yet seen the light of day this week before political opponents began attacking the governor for raising taxes on Connecticut citizens. As details of the budget were leaked this week, political opponents of the state’s first Democratic governor in two decades claimed tax increases will result in the departure of wealthy citizens and corporations, who will pack up and leave the Nutmeg State to find lower tax rates.

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Winsted selectmen say ‘no’ to something for nothing

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Any signs that the Winsted’s elected officials are working together for the betterment of the town went out the window Monday night when the Board of Selectmen rejected a simple plan to bring nearly $400,000 to the town, in exchange for essentially nothing.

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