As the first socialist on a Connecticut ballot in half a century, Chris Hutchinson knows he’s going to get clobbered come Election Day.
But the 27-year-old Hartford art teacher doesn’t mind.
Hutchinson said that by running for Congress, his Socialist Action Party gets the chance to present ideas to the public that stand in stark contrast to what people are hearing from the Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party activists.
Hutchinson, who grew up in Newington and graduated from Central Connecticut State University, isn’t shy about offering a political agenda that doesn’t often get much notice.
In a recent debate with three other contenders for the 1st District congressional seat, he called for cancelling all government debts, making higher education free, ceasing all aid to Israel, putting all corporations under worker control, bringing every American soldier home and imposing a 100 percent tax on all earnings over $250,000 a year.
“We’re not crazy,” Hutchinson said. “We’re quite reasonable.” Click here for story.*****
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