“Coons’ stewardship did to New Castle County what Socialism did for Cuba.”

24 Sep

At least one DE voter is not impressed with Coons’ infatuation with Marxism.  Tom Burgum writes in the Longboat Key News:

Her opponent, Chris Coons, has a bit of explaining to do before Nov. 2. While still young he became a self-proclaimed Marxist after visiting Kenya where, according to him, he learned America was not a very nice country. He overcame his aversion to the Untied States and ultimately became top executive of New Castle County. He was elected in 2004 and said his top priority would be to continue balancing the budget without increasing property taxes.

In 2006, Coons, despite the pledge not to raise taxes, led the charge for a 5 percent raise in property taxes. In 2007, he managed to push through a 17.5 percent raise, and in 2009 he raised property taxes another 25 percent. Coons is nothing if not inventive: He even proposed a tax on people who call 9-1-1 from their cell phones. Coons claims that his call for shared sacrifice restored New Castle to fiscal responsibility. Now, that may be a stretch because in 2009 Coons warned that the county may be headed for bankruptcy.

By all accounts Coons is no longer a Marxist. Still, his stewardship of New Castle County seems to have done for New Castle what Socialism did for Cuba.

Ouch.

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