Yesterday, several members of Moral Monday CT presented a moral state budget letter to the governor and assembly, and six were arrested after singing, chanting, and demonstrating against the spending plans in the north rotunda of the state Capitol, and refusing to leave when asked, according to CT News Junkie.
The letter presents cuts to social services in the budget as moral choices, and asks the governor and assembly to “embrace policy alternatives that will create greater equity and justice in our state.” Some of the letter’s practical recommendations are:
- Broadening the services taxed while lowering the rate of sales tax;
- Reforming the wealth and income tax systems, thereby generating $238 million from our wealthiest individuals;
- Assessing a low wage employer fee on large profitable corporations.