Connecticut: $300,000 To Renovate Communist Party HQ
The state debt clock for Connecticut indicates that 10% of the state's population currently receives food stamps. Broken down by citizen, every state resident is approximately $11,000 in debt due to government spending. Given the state's unemployment numbers -- approximately 8% -- combined with tax rates and breaks, we know not all of them will pay much, if anything, in taxes.
Now, meet Joelle Fishman. She is head of the state communist party and is associated with other far leftist causes and organizations.
Joelle Fishman chairs the Connecticut Communist Party USA. She is a Commissioner on the City of New Haven Peace Commission, serves on the executive board of the Alliance of Retired Americans in Connecticut and is an active member of many economic rights and social justice organizations. She was a candidate for Congress from 1973 to 1982, maintaining minor-party ballot status for the Communist Party in Connecticut's Third Congressional District. As chair of the CPUSA Political Action Commission, she has played an active role in the broad labor and people's alliance that defeated the ultra-right in the 2008 elections and continues to mobilize for health care, worker rights and peace.
Despite massive debt and high unemployment, the state government of Connecticut will be giving Fishman's group, Progressive Education and Research Associates, three hundred thousand dollars in hard-earned tax payer dollars for building renovations. Progressive Education and Research Associates just happens to share headquarters with the Connecticut Communist Party. Connecticut's government isn't broken, it's actively working against the Nutmeg State's working population.