To the Editor:
It is very easy to speak in generalities and tell people what they want to hear. When you actually have to govern, you need to tell people how you will fund your promises. This requires you to take positions on issues. As the individual who represents our executive branch of government, I am required to take positions and defend them. Our legislative branch is required to vote yes or no on a specific measure and state their rationale. By virtue of the trust conferred upon us by the voters of Trumbull, we have a moral obligation to take positions and defend them. As a lifelong Trumbullite and product of our public school system, I cannot recall when virtually an entire legislative caucus on the Town Council decided to abstain from voting on the Town budget. Last week, five out of six members of the Democratic minority on the Trumbull Town Council elected to abstain from voting on the Town budget. They should be ashamed of themselves. Only Councilman Tom Whitmoyer had the courage to vote against the Town budget. Their actions insult the people of Trumbull who elected them to make decisions for their benefit.