By mutual agreement we cancelled last night's neighborhood potluck due to regional colds, flu and the like. You'd think that that would have allowed me plenty of time to put up a post yesterday, and you'd be right. But time and inclination aren't the same thing.
So tonight, while listening to the Days of Future Past album by the Moody Blues, I'm list some further reasons for all of my friends in blue States as to WHY YOU SHOULD BUY MY HOUSE.
The Why You Should Buy My House Roundup
Here's just a few of those:
Car trade-in fee increase
The trade-in fee is going from $35 to $100 and is expected to bring in around $17.2 million over two years for Connecticut's coffers. It is paid for by car dealers, but that doesn't prevent them from passing the cost over to customers.
(Because you get so much extra service from the State with this nearly 3X increase.)
Connecticut's full 6.35 percent sales tax will apply to digital purchases. That includes single-time buys such as renting or buying a digital movie and ongoing subscriptions like Spotify and Netflix.
(Nothing says piracy increases like boosting the cost of on-line products. Thanks Hartford!)
Transgender panic defense
The act prohibits people from claiming a transgender panic defense in justification of a crime, such as when someone makes a non forcible, but unwanted romantic or sexual advance or was in a dating relationship.
(So no smacking someone if you discover a surprise.)
"HB 2237: Aimed at expanding access to higher education, this new law creates the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program, in which the state will deposit $50 into a college savings account for every child born or adopted in Illinois after Dec. 31, 2020. The funds (plus interest and earnings) can be used for higher education expenses like tuition, fees, books and more if parents or guardians claim the funds by the child’s 10th birthday, the child has completed secondary education or turned 18 and is an Illinois resident. "
(You may safely assume that the price for higher education as just been scheduled for increase on a year-by-year basis to keep up with (read exceed) this new revenue source)
"HB 2691: Under this new measure, transgender students ineligible for federal financial aid (including those disqualified for failing to register for the draft) as well as students who are not U.S. citizens (thus also unable to qualify for federal financial aid) are both eligible to receive state financial aid through the Monetary Award Program."
(Mentally-ill draft-dodging illegal-aliens can apply for extra benefits for being able to check all the boxes.)
I'm seeing a trend here.
But that's enough for tonight.