Lowell Weicker says Connecticut's budget woes are due not to a lack of revenue, but spending. Of course he's right about that, but it was his income tax (supported by his fellow Greenwich Republicans, by the way, because they thought the bill would cut the dividends tax on their constituents) that brought in a flood of increased revenues to Hartford, which has responded by doubling the state payroll while refusing to fund the pensions they kept increasing for their state employees.
Way back in 1990 I wrote a letter to Greenwich Time predicting that for every dollar given to a politician, he'd spend two. Turns out that number was actually 3, but the general point was on target.
I think Weicker's being disingenuous when he professes to be shocked, shocked! that his pals in the legislature have spent the state into bankruptcy.