Upstart candidate Boaz ItsHaky is back this year to run against U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro for the second time, now as an Independent. He’s offering a new solution to the nation’s economic woes: an “income tax holiday.”
ItsHaky (pictured) said he’d like to see all taxes—income, property, city, state, and federal—suspended for a period of six months or a year. It would put money back in the pocket of consumers and kick the economy into gear, he said.
ItsHaky presented that idea on Friday afternoon at the Bella Vista retirement community in Fair Haven Heights, where he made an appearance as part of his quest for signatures to appear on the ballot In November for U.S. representative for Connecticut’s Third Congressional District, which includes New Haven and 24 surrounding towns. That seat is currently occupied by 19-year incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, against whom ItsHaky ran two years ago, when he was a Republican.
ItsHaky, a Bethany acupuncturist who has never held public office, appearedwith a slate of state and federal candidates from a new organization, the Independent Party. His tax idea is loosely based on a plan offered by Warren Mosler, a millionaire financial analyst, banker, and race car entrepreneur who’s the party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Sen. Chris Dodd, who is retiring at the end of this year. Mosler later cautioned that ItsHaky’s idea was not exactly what he, Mosler, had in mind.
Other Independent candidates at the Friday event included Chester First Selectman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Marsh and Waterbury Alderman and candidate for Lt. Governor Cicero Booker.
Those candidates, including Mosler, have already secured their spots on the ballot in November. ItsHaky is still working to gather the signatures he needs before the deadline on Wednesday.
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