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FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor:

On a weekly basis for several years, I created Letters to the Editor for The Stratford Star and Bard, and occasionally Connecticut Post. For 20 months, I had weekly Monday morning battles with departing editor/reporter Greg Reilly about style, length, grammar, punctuation, content, portmanteaus, and interpretation. Unlike most people, Mr. Reilly would challenge my facts, which I gratefully changed 10-12 times, in about 75 offerings.

The only times I missed Monday noon deadlines were when I was hospitalized or immediately recuperating. Every week were opportunities to educate the public about past, existing, and coming political actions which increased fees and taxes; and decreased political checks and balances, property values, services, quality of life and influences.

Despite living in Stratford since 1978, I started going to Town Council meetings in 1998. From there I learned about the political-art culture, leaders, and players in Stratford, area municipalities, County, State, Region, and National levels. Exercising Constitutional rights, I met hundreds of well-known people, who readers would recognize.

Since 1984, I tried to protect coworkers, family, friends, and others, mostly innocents, from political pseudo-patriots and gangsters within government. It’s culturally inconceivable, that we and they were used like chess pieces, fodder, chattel, or unwitting stooges, by Euro-Levant-American traditions and institutionally embedded planned societies who cultivate and harvest humanity into stratified competing roles, skills, talents, abilities, attributes and groups.

Mr. Reilly didn’t share my experiences, nor my perceptions. As is his right, he was a registered Republican. I believe he related better to Mr. DeCilio’s cohorts than Democrats, Independents, (real) Republicans, or myself. My odyssey has included no-win choices like trips down the rabbit hole or Kobayashi Maru tests. Harassers previewed monstrous situations to me, which were “prescient to short or longer term operations.”

However, unmentioned in Mr. Reilly’s Stratford farewell, were spiraling higher taxes, healthcare and pension-related costs; economic exodus; Budgetary opacity; interests conflicts; ethical conundrums; and shadow activities.

When the equivalent of more than 10 mils out of 35.63 mils going towards pensions costs are growing and aren’t investigated/reported, as repeatedly requested, I wonder about newsworthiness, priorities, and perspective?

George Mulligan

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