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About Connecticut Politics

William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, who operates a public accounting firm, Accountants CPA Hartford, Connecticut, LLC. Bill began his career in public accounting over thirty years ago. He provides a variety of accounting, tax, and QuickBooks consulting services to individuals and business across a wide spectrum of industries. Bill writes an accounting, tax, and QuickBooks blog under the penname, "The Barefoot Accountant". William Brighenti created the blog, Connecticut Politics, because of the need for a voice to cry out loud--Vox Clamantis--explaining the reasons for the terrible state of the economy in the United States as well as urging change and reform before the United States becomes a third world country.

The SEBAC agreement is the mother of all can-kicks a sweetheart deal protected by contract for a full decade

Sometimes there’s a fine line between kicking the can down the road and gradually phasing in difficult change. Not this year, not in Connecticut. The difference is a chasm. The sweetheart deal that Governor Malloy and his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly cut with state employee unions, the so-called SEBAC agreement, is protected by contract for a full decade —leaving meaningful reforms waaay down the road. The contract is the mother of all can-kicks. Continue reading

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Anne Reilly raises questions regarding Berlin’s Board of Education urging more transparency and accountability

Anne Reilly raises questions regarding Berlin’s Board of Education urging more transparency and accountability. Are Democrats being disingenuous–if not hypocritical and insulting to Berlin taxpayers–suggesting that Berlin’s Board of Education has been nonpartisan? Continue reading

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The State of the Union: It’s a big club and you ain’t in it

The American people are getting screwed and they don’t seem to notice or care. Continue reading

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Berlin Connecticut needs candidates from a third political party to stop the strict partisan voting on the Town Council

There are approximately 5,000 unaffiliated registered voters in Berlin, Connecticut in comparison to approximately 4,000 Democratic voters and 3,000 Republican voters. There must be reasons why voters did not register with either of the two major political parties. Perhaps one … Continue reading

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Why Bernie Sanders is destined to lose

Bernie Sanders refuses to fight the good fight for the 99%. Continue reading

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During hiring freeze, after losing Connecticut Senate election in 33rd district, Democrat Emily Bjornberg gets $85,000 job in Office of State Treasurer Denise Nappier

During hiring freeze, after losing Connecticut Senate election in 33rd district, Democrat Emily Bjornberg receives an $85,000-a-year position as “senior executive assistant for financial literacy” in the office of Democratic state Treasurer Denise Nappier. Continue reading

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Two more unarmed youth gunned down and murdered by police, including a 12 year-old boy

Who will protect us from police officers who shoot first and ask questions later? Continue reading

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Tom Foley skips last televised Connecticut Gubernatorial debate on NBC Connecticut, WVIT, Channel 30, Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tom Foley refused to attend the last televised Connecticut Gubernatorial debate broadcasted by NBC Connecticut, WVIT, Channel 30, October 23, 2014.  In my opinion, his refusal showed a disrespect to Connecticut voters and our democratic process. The people of Connecticut … Continue reading

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Berlin Police Department: Military Weapons?

Was the rifle, the AR-15, ever used in the military? Is the Colt AR-15 a military rifle? Continue reading

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Video shows trooper shooting unarmed man, South Carolina police say

An unarmed is shot by a trooper on Septem 4, 2014. Continue reading

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