Yessir, that’s how much Greenwich taxpayers send to Hartford each year (we send about eight times that amount to the Federal government). In belated recognition of this astounding yearly contribution to the greedy pols in Hartford, Governor “Danno” (as in Hawaii Five-O) Malloy has declared December 2nd “Thank You Greenwich Day”.
In prepared remarks, the Governor cited Greenwich citizens for their “generosity” and went on to say “It simply amazes all of us up here that 63,000 Greenwich residents can work this long and hard all year and then demand nothing back from their masters upstate.” The Governor said he found it “amusing” that Greenwich school kids must run bake sales and car-washes in order to pay for things like team uniforms and trips.
“It really is funny, if you think about it”, said Malloy. “We take over a billion per year from them and then they have to come groveling to us for ‘grants’ for things like a police boat….priceless!”
Asked about the deplorable condition of the one road in Greenwich that the State of Connecticut takes responsibility for, Route 1, the Governor said “Yes, I agree. I had to switch limousines the other day when we blew a tire in one of those huge pot-holes! Tell the Greenwich folks that we’ll get around to it…maybe 2012, maybe 2013.”