New Britain City Journal

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Editor’s Note 4/12/2013

We were very proud this week to be the newspaper Democrat Susan Bysiewicz chose to speak with about what she is presently doing. When she requested to speak with me, I was hesitant at what we would talk about. Let me tell you it was a terrific visit. We had breakfast at Miss Washington Diner and could have talked for hours.

Ms. Bysiewicz is very down to earth and extremely knowledgeable. I think Connecticut lost out by not having her be our US Senator. But, our loss will be many businesses’ gain. I’m sure as a business lawyer her future will be bright. Who knows, if she chooses to get back into politics, maybe our paper will be one of the first to know.

Please read all about her on page 2.

Did you know two children from New Britain were missing this week? I found out on Facebook. I think that kind of information is more important for a robocall from the Mayor than any event. Robocalls should be for emergencies. I wonder how many people don’t even bother answering anymore when the Caller ID says ‘City of New Britain’. I don’t care how good the cause is, an emergency about our children is more important and the Mayor did not bother calling everyone in the City. I do not want to hear the Mayor’s voice every other week for an event. All it promotes is himself. If you agree and want him to use the calls more wisely, call and let him know at 860-826-3303.

This week Mr. O’Brien also said he is bonding $18 million for education. No one wants to see education get money more than I do, but borrowing it only puts the City into deeper debt. Our bond rating is going to drop again and soon we won’t be able to borrow money and our taxes will have no choice but to rise significantly. There will be no looking back. The City will be in crisis, if we are not already. I can’t imagine anything worse happening to this City. It’s no wonder people are leaving. This is extremely disturbing. I am sick over it.

Remember when this column was happy? Boy, how things have changed thanks to this administration.

Since I don’t think much funny is happening, how about food for thought instead of a joke.

“Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who work for it.”

Don’t you agree? People should work for what they get and stop expecting a handout. I work hard for very little, but at least I’ve earned what I have.

Until next week work for what you get and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper!