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Wayne Winsley, committed to effectively represent all the people of Connecticut’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District and to restore the Public Trust, today released the following statement:
“Incumbent Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, in a recent statement caught on videotape says she, “hasn’t heard from Wayne.” regarding any candidate forums or debates. That is not accurate.
The truth is we have invited incumbent DeLauro to several open forums held throughout the 3rd Congressional District. Our campaign Media Releases are sent directly to the DeLauro campaign. But, there is more. For example:
Prior to the public forum held on August 9th at the East Haven Senior Center, on August 8th, an enterprising media professional took the initiative to contact the DeLauro campaign and published the following statement that the incumbent “Congresswoman DeLauro’s staff says she will not be attending this candidate forum”. Obviously, the DeLauro campaign has been aware of the forums. Equally obvious, either Ms. DeLauro is out of touch with her staff - as increasingly is the case with citizens in the 3rd CD - or disorganization is the case at the campaign’s HQ.
It is time for incumbent DeLauro to stop dodging and join me with the citizens of the 3rd CD in public forums.
The people deserve the opportunity to hold incumbent DeLauro accountable for her two decades in office and to hold Wayne Winsley accountable for what he commits to do as their next U.S. Congressional Representative.
Wayne Winsley, committed to effectively represent all the people of Connecticut’s
3rd U.S. Congressional District and to restore the Public Trust, today released the following statement:
“Whether a person has a full-time job that they must commute to; or, a person is out of work but actively seeking a job; or,
commuting to a part-time job; or, commuting to school; or, going to the grocery store to purchase food for their family –
we need gasoline in the tank. That’s the reality.
Here’s another part of our reality: ‘Putting gas in the tank costs money’. In Connecticut, gasoline costs are way too high.
Why is every one of us paying excessively high ‘Gas Prices at the Pump’ here in Connecticut? Here are some facts:
o The fact is every gallon of gas costs much more today than it did when President Obama took office.
o The fact that Mr. Obama blocks expanded drilling is another.
o The dollar’s devaluation internationally is another.
o The dollar’s decreasing purchasing power domestically is yet another.
Each of these facts-among others-are part of the ‘per gallon cost’ problem each of us faces every time ‘at the pump’.
“But, the overriding factor is the ineffective representation by incumbents among the CT Delegation to Washington
- as well as State Legislative majority in Hartford, who persistently have put their own ‘tax collecting interests’ and
ongoing ‘politics-as-usual’ ahead of all of the people’s interests. Such practices cannot be permitted to continue.”
“It’s Time to Change. It’s Time to Lead. It’s Time to Act. It’s Time to Suspend Gas Taxes!”
Today, I call on every incumbent/challenger for the US Congress to join me in Suspending the Federal Gas Tax.
I am calling for a full suspension of the $18.4 cents per gallon Federal Gas Tax effective October 1, 2012.
We do not need to wait for January. In fact, we must not wait. We must take action now ‘for the people’.
Further, in the spirit of Restoring America’s Promise, I cordially invite every current Federal Incumbent/Challenger to join me; and, I
am extending my hand to each current CT Federal Incumbent (Blumenthal, Lieberman, Courtney, DeLauro, Himes, Larson and Murphy)
as well as each CT Federal Challenger (Decker, Estey, Formica, McMahon, Obsitnick, Rorabach, among others)...
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Today, Wayne Winsley released the following statement:
“Today, we mark the 11th memorial observing America’s “Second Day of Infamy”: September 11, 2001. The ruthless terror attacks launched upon our country on that day remain etched forever in our memory. All those among us who lost family that day - and during the necessary conflicts that followed - still grieve the deep personal loss. Our hearts and our condolences are extended to every member of every family.
To those men and women who so courageously responded as events unfolded on that horrific day; and, to all of the men and women in uniform who have so honorably served our country as well as those in uniform who continue to serve our nation, please accept our sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation for all you do to protect and defend us.
To my fellow citizens – I urge each of us to apply a ‘special set of 3R’s’. Let us all: Remember… all those who courageously gave their lives that fateful day 11 years ago today; and, Reflect… on what we had to do beginning 9/12/01 because of what we failed to do prior to 9/10/01; and, Recommit… to what we must do, together, to strengthen our national will.
May God bless all Americans and may God bless the United States of America.”
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Wayne Winsley, committed to represent all the people of Connecticut’s 3rd U.S.Congressional District, today released the following statement:
“The news this morning that the publisher of Connecticut’s New Haven Register newspaper has filed for bankruptcyis bad news indeed. The bankruptcy is symptomatic of the excessive debt reality that has fractured our economy in general and directly eroded the financial assets of individual citizens, families, and the retirement investments of our seniors. That’s fact number one.
Fact number two is this is the second time - in the last three years - that the New Haven Register publisher has filed for ‘bankruptcy protection’ in order to cut more of their retained debt. The implications of this second filing are clear. This will be a second bite into the personal assets of individual citizens, families, and the retirement savings of our seniors. That’s unconscionable.
Fact number three is even more unconscionable. The reality for all Connecticut workers at the New Haven Register as well as employees working at the parent group’s other operations around Connecticut is this: what came out of the 2009 bankruptcy filing obviously failed to stabilize the publisher’s operation. This second bankruptcy filing confirms that. That means Connecticut people will lose jobs.
Fact number four is most unconscionable. Both bankruptcy filings provide clear evidence that long entrenched Incumbents have – for too long – failed to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities to those citizens who, yet again, will be subject to court ordered and other government manipulations that will again arbitrarily depress the assets of our families, and the retirement savings of our seniors. That’s unacceptable.
Equally unacceptable is the aloofness and bankrupt effectiveness of 3rd CD Incumbent DeLauro; and, that of the other CT U.S. House Incumbents: Messrs. Courtney, Himes, Larson and Murphy. That must change. If CT Delegation Deaconess DeLauro and disciples Courtney, Himes, Larson and Murphy remain in Congress, the
following news will remain the perennial headline in the New Haven Register and other pubs across our state:
o “Connecticut has fewer jobs now than in 1988.”
Connecticut has already lived "a generation without job creation". It’s time to restore jobs and financial stability to our economy. It’s time to protect citizen’s assets from takeover. It’s time to let the five incumbents go.”
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Wayne Winsley, committed to represent all the people of Connecticut’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District, today released the following statement.
“Here are startling facts that will both shock and surprise many of our fellow citizens. Thanks to a UCONN economic study, all the people of Connecticut now will know the truth:
> “Connecticut has fewer jobs now than in 1988.”
That means we in Connecticut have lived "a generation without job creation". That’s bad truth for all incumbents? It means the citizens of Connecticut now know that this is the result of ineffective representation by incumbents among the CT Delegation to Washington - as well as State Legislative majority in Hartford, who persistently have
put their own interests and politics-as-usual ahead of the people’s interests.
Obviously, my opponent, Incumbent DeLauro has failed the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District. Equally obvious - given her seniority among the CT Delegation to the US House - she has also let down all the people of Connecticut outside the 3rd District. After all, thoughtful citizens can only conclude that Incumbent DeLauro, as Deaconess of the CT Delegation to US House, was either a very poor role-model; or, conveyed to them a perverse politics-first attitude that dominated her thinking and private guidance to delegation disciples Courtney, Himes, Larson, and Murphy.
I look forward to hearing Incumbent DeLauro responses to questions from the people she has so notoriously letdown over the years. And, I cordially invite each of the other members of the current US House delegation to join Incumbent DeLauro and me in public forum so each Incumbent will have the opportunity to assist fellow Incumbent
DeLauro in responding to questions from the people of Connecticut whose interests they have so poorly served.
Of course, I would be remiss to not remind all of the current Incumbents: DeLauro, Larson, Courtney, Himes and Murphy of the wisdom of Founder John Adams that “Facts are stubborn things… they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence” disclosed in the economics study.
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Today, Congressional candidate for Connecticut’s Third District, Wayne Winsley, reacted to the United States Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s signature law, the Affordable Health Act (ACA). The justices upheld key provisions of the so-called “individual mandate” by defining the requirement to purchase insurance as being equal to a tax, which is in the power of the Congress to enact.
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According to a recent article by Patricia Kime in the Navy Times, the Obama Administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their health care, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched.
This would be unbelievable except for the fact it is coming from our current government.
The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, for a total of $12.9 billion by 2017.
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Two executive orders signed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in September provide a path for state day care workers and personal care attendants to organize and gain collective bargaining rights.
The orders established working groups to make recommendations to the governor regarding the best way to structure bargaining rights for the groups. Read more here
I have questions as to the cost-to-benefit ratio of unionizing day care workers and personal care attendants. Would it really benefit the workers and how would it impact the users of those services? I also question whether or not Governor Malloy’s order is even constitutional.
Rather than debate those questions here, I will take the opportunity to discuss an idea that has been proposed before by others and that I believe would benefit both union and non-union workers alike. Many of the workers in the two groups mentioned here do not have healthcare benefits because of their status as independent contractors.
Well, what if they could be recognized as a single buyer then they could purchase health insurance at a greatly discounted rate. In other words, daycare providers could purchase insurance as a group and so could personal care attendants as well as plumbers, construction workers etc…
Insurance companies would see increased profit due to volume and workers, many of whom don’t have coverage now, would access to affordable coverage. This would be a clear benefit than would not impose a financial burden on those that need the services and it would not have ramifications on the providers of the services. It would be a win-win situation.