Letter: Reader offers his spin on candidate’s claims

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To the editor:

On Friday, July 8, I received an expensive tri-fold mailer from State Rep. Dave Zoni, boasting about what a great job he is doing representing the citizens of Southington.

In checking out the information, I learned that this expensive mailer was paid for by the tax payer. I also learned most of this mailer contained Zoni’s spin of the facts.

His spin states: “Together (not one Republican vote) we led the way in passing significant legislation ….to help protect the quality of life for CT families.”

Truth: Protected the quality of life by voting for early release from prison for violent criminals and previously the Democrats did away with the death penalty, so the vicious Cheshire rapists-killers escaped the death penalty.

Another Spin: “We approved a budget that is balanced, without tax or fee increases, without borrowing, and without dipping into the Rainy Day Fund.

Truth: Zoni and the Democrats voted for a retroactive income tax increase, a car wash tax, a parking tax, a tap water tax, a wedding tax increase, a new tax on websites and a surgery tax. All of this in addition to the two largest tax increases in Connecticut history.  The Rainy Day Fund was reduced to five percent.

Under Democrat control of state government, Connecticut ranks as the fourth worst state for taxpayers. We also rank 49th for cost of living. How is this helping seniors and families?

We cannot afford to send Dave Zoni and his tax-and-spend Democrats in Hartford for another two years.

Rusty Haigh, Southington

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