Here we go again, Scott Guthrie started right where he left off from the last legislative session. Fresh off the campaign trail where once again he deceived the voters as a man of the people.
True to his union ways he has currently filed legislation to bring fire departments up to the NFPA code 1987 labor standards. Has he not the slightest idea what this will cost municipalities and fire districts already crippled by pension costs? This would cost fire districts and municipalities undoubtedly millions for the upgrades.
Shall we push this cost on our already beleaguered taxpayers? However this should be no surprise because this is from the man who is a retired fire fighter who is on a $35,000 tax-free disability pension. He also voted against the landmark pension reform that saved our cities and towns millions.
Mr. Guthrie also does not have to worry about his property taxes, he currently now has a disability tax freeze that his democrat buddies on the town council modified for him two years ago. No wonder he has no problem with raising taxes when he is not subject to any.
I also find it interesting he did not sign on the letter that Senator Kettle and other members of the Coventry legislative delegation had sent to the Attorney General requesting an investigation into the Central Coventry Fire District. Again he is protecting his union and fire fighter buddies who handsomely donate to his campaigns.
Just this past election cycle Rep. Guthrie received over $10,000 from the union special interest PACS. When will the people of District 28 smarten up and get rid of Scott Guthrie because he is not for the people and we can no longer afford him! Lets hope 2014 the taxpayers union will prevail!