The former U.S. Comptroller General wants to reconstruct Connecticut’s current systems.
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Former U.S. Comptroller General and Connecticut Gubernatorial candidate David Walker talks politics and millennial outreach

Posted by BoldTV on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

Connecticut has seen a negative shift in recent years, watching large companies take their workers and move to thriving urban areas. The state has been struggling with declining tax-income receipts and downtrodden housing markets, and its cities have been cracking under the pressure of suburban separatism.

But former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker believes he can alleviate some of the pain.

After working as the comptroller general for a decade, Walker is now running in the 2018 election to be the next governor of Connecticut.

Walker is aware of Connecticut’s problems, from the state’s over-taxation and overregulation to its lack of vibrant cities, and he thinks he’s the man to fix it. Focusing especially on the state’s financial problems, Walker wants to roll back taxes and focus more on investing in the future.

Walker said that Connecticut is currently the second-most regulated state in the U.S. (though that statistic depends on what ranking you’re looking at), and he plans to deregulate the state, restructuring state-employee compensation and the state’s welfare system. Walker cited his experience as comptroller general, saying that he’s already done many of these things on a larger scale.

Though Connecticut’s current governor is Democrat Dannel Malloy, Walker believes that the state is ready to go red, and he expects voters to jump on board with his plans to save the “sinking ship” that is Connecticut.

Walker has illustrated some of his plans for Connecticut, from deregulation to welfare reconstruction, and he has said that he hopes to “save the Constitution State from further decline.”

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Posted 08.09.2017 - 03:07 pm EDT