February 26, 2010

An economist takes on Colapietro

Edward Peter Stringham, a visiting associate professor of American business and economic enterprise at Trinity College, took note of state Sen. Tom Colapietro's arguments against Sunday liquor sales and proceeded in The Hartford Courant to demolish them.
He said in the column that "Colapietro seems to have fallen off the deep end on this issue."
Stringham said the senator, a Bristol Democrat, doesn't grasp that Connecticut is losing revenue because residents are buying alcohol out of state on Sunday. It amounts to millions of dollars in lost cash for the state's depleted coffers, the economist argues.
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55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some economist can't he add or is he just another wishful thinking Republican?

Anonymous said...

And where did you say the GOP found this guy ? Seems he got his figures wrong !

Anonymous said...

We all said tom must go the union puppetis useless.

Anonymous said...

idiots cant even understand a newspaper article! What does adding have anything to do with this article!

Anonymous said...

As a trained economist, he certainly did not present a convincing argument!

Anonymous said...

Hey the pervert is back I see And what has this got to do with Sunday sales?

Anonymous said...

Talk about puppets where did you GOP's dig up this guy . University of California or is he a friend of Jason's? You clowns aren't fooling anyone! Republican Hacks are getting hard to find!

Anonymous said...

Hey tell your teacher friend that puppits is spelled with no I. Wow you guys make mistakes? LMAO

Anonymous said...

Is it Edward Peter Stringham or Peter Edward Stringham?

ridiculous said...

the market place should be on equal footing for all businesses and not restrictive to a select few.
maybe if colapietro put this same amount of effort into his district we'd have some representation.

Anonymous said...

With tom like having no one.

Anonymous said...

Colapietro is a disgrace. If it weren't for the union lawyers, union thugs, union bosses and union money this little man would be lucky to be sweeping floors in the schools.

Anonymous said...

Stortz could not run a dress shop or even stock cans at Stop and Shop. Wayward drove a going bar into the ground - why all the clammer over business and alleged competence in running a gov't?

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:38 When are you going to learn that mlies and same old GOP rhetoric don't work? Except on your two other friends.

Anonymous said...

No Booze? You May Lose: Why Drinkers Earn More Money Than NondrinkersSocial capital in general refers to connections within and between social networks...my thoughts: So social contacts affect (? increase) the productivity of individuals and groups (therefore making more money?). The more drinking buddies you have, the more people you know, the more money you make!??

Anonymous said...

GOP Hacks are still at it . What is it now 18 years ? (Yawn)

Anonymous said...

The hairless midget is lost with out the union. The very ones our politicans are afraid of. WAIT TILL THE NEXT ELECTION. The party is over no education no vote.

Anonymous said...

economists are like weathermen.they get paid right or wrong

Anonymous said...

Don't know how Ward and Stortz got into this thread other than because of your bitter and warped paranoid mindset.

However, if you go back into Bristol politics and government, you'll see that none of the mayors were successful businessmen.
Perhaps the most successful was Longo, and nobody liked him.
Norton had to bail out on the Lake, due to changing times, just like the retail business changed.

But ALL, ALL, were willing to serve the city, all served at other levels before becoming mayor. The same goes for Murphy, Wojtusik, Werner, Leone, Couture.

Because of their combined efforts, we do have a good city.

The question is: what have you done, other than dump on those that were and are willing to get involved.

It is easy to gripe from the sidelines, especially without having to give your name.

Wonder why YOU won't come forward and let people know who
YOU are?

Anonymous said...

HE`S COACH BY SOME GUY NAMED JOHN BOYI. THAT`S HIS BIG MISTAKE.

Anonymous said...

THE PARTY MAY BE OVER - TALK IS TOM MAY GET A CHALLENGE FROM WITHIN HIS OWN PARTY

Anonymous said...

Interesting article in todays Boston Globe on liquor sales in Mass.

Seems like they take in @$20,000/day in sales tax on liquor.

If our sales were about equal Mass's, we would take in @$1,000,000/yr, presuminmg that these purchases did not come fom the normal during the week purchases.

A far cry from the 8 million bandied about.

And these people put budgets together????

Anonymous said...

Talk is cheap .....like you all.

Anonymous said...

9:02

I heard the same thing, also that Mayor Ward is leading the charge.

Anonymous said...

You apparently don't hear too good ! Try ing some new lies?

Odin said...

There was someone from inside the Ward circle who was thinking of challenging Colapietro for the party endorsement. According to Colapietro the person has changed his mind.

dunkin donut lawyer said...

Jon boyi will only continue to smear up everything that he is associated with. the guy is a real loser who can't even think about doing anything for anyone but himself.

nuttin' is nuttin' said...

according to everything that I've heard, the only charge that ward is leading is trying to get something done in hartford.

Anonymous said...

But Ward is still trying.

Anonymous said...

I gotta admit you are doing something a little different. Even though it is stirring up the crap !
Same old Republican crap !

Anonymous said...

hate ? Certainly not yourselves. You are the nastiest people I know. Can't do anything but moan. Move if it's so bad.Your not good for anything anyway !

Anonymous said...

Wake up Bristol ts sinking as the minutes go by. Thera a guy on here who thinks bristol is so great but doesnt pay taxes TO THIS SINKING CITY BECAUSE OF STUPID PEOLE IN CONTROL.

A Proud Democrat said...

To The 1:26 Poster...Who Changed Their Mind...?
You Can't Trust Tom Colapietro To Know What Is Going On!
I Hope and Pray That Elliot Nelson Is Going To Challenge Him!

Anonymous said...

2:01

Ward certainly ain't getting anything done in Bristol.

Anonymous said...

Colapietro no longer represents me or anyone I know. Please get some other Democrat to run, or I will have to vote for the Republican guy. I'm sure many others feel the same way.

Anonymous said...

"...TO THIS SINKING CITY BECAUSE OF STUPID PEOLE IN CONTROL."

Sounds more like the "STUPID PEOLE" are on this blog.

Anonymous said...

9:34 PM,

He ain't? Well, maybe you should try leaving your trailer park some time....Bristol is moving forward.

Anonymous said...

It takes one to admit it but the truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

7:51

Such as????

replace the toupe' said...

Elliot Nelson has to be better than this union stooge. But you never know.

I'm voting for Welch.

Anonymous said...

Really 12:50 I thought you were going to vote for Georges toupe. Er Tommie LMAO You are useless how many times do you have to be told you are worth nothing and I really didn't think you would vote for Tommie Toupe. You are a Zero

Anonymous said...

Awwww what's the matter ? Are the Republican cry babies hoping that the Democrats can solve their Tommie problem ? You think they are as stupid as you?

Anonymous said...

Be polite, please. Be aware, too, that your words will mean more if you identify yourself. If you see a comment that should be killed, please tell me about it, including where I can find it in order to remove it. Do yourself a favor and remember that somebody can sue you, subpoena records from Google and find out who you are. So don't say something you wouldn't want to defend in court.LMao

Anonymous said...

No Booze? You May Lose: Why Drinkers Earn More Money Than NondrinkersSocial capital in general refers to connections within and between social networks...my thoughts: So social contacts affect (? increase) the productivity of individuals and groups (therefore making more money?). The more drinking buddies you have, the more people you know, the more money you make!?? Does that extrapolate into how the mayor got elected??? lol

Stringham's quote- "A number of theorists assume that drinking has harmful economic effects, but data show that drinking and earnings are positively correlated. We hypothesize that drinking leads to higher earnings by increasing social capital. If drinkers have larger social networks, their earnings should increase. Examining the General Social Survey, we find that self-reported drinkers earn 10-14 percent more than abstainers, which replicates results from other data sets. We then attempt to differentiate between social and nonsocial drinking by comparing the earnings of those who frequent bars at least once per month and those who do not. We find that males who frequent bars at least once per month earn an additional 7 percent on top of the 10 percent drinkers' premium. These results suggest that social drinking leads to increased social capital."

This is just part of this so-called economists book. How much did the Republicans pay im to make himself as hypocritical as these cowards.

new idea said...

it is going to be interesting to see if tommy supports putting Keno machines in bars and restaurants and legalizes their play on sundays - better yet tom, here's an idea for you - put Keno in package stores also and then they will also bring in more money on sundays for both the state and the package store owner. Then you will have justified both drinking and gambling on sunday.

Anonymous said...

Blah, Blah, Blah More hateful wise cracks and again what have you done for your community and party lately ? LMAO You can't seem to get him out of your mind . You must think about him all the time. And once again you aren't too smart to see that I am not Tom but I'm sure if you have the guts to face him he'll be happy to engage ....but then again you don't have the guts.

Anonymous said...

To new idea . Have you the courage to go public with your idea so we can call you a few names ? And be useless like you? Ha

Anonymous said...

Are you guys and the love of your life Hamzy going to support the Governors Keno proposal? It would be interesting to see if in fact you are not part of the party of no. Lets here it geniuses!

beggin' in vain said...

1:38 - do you really think that tommy can multi-task - doing two things at once?
I don't think that we've seen him do two things, of any significance, in all the time in hartford.

Anonymous said...

We don't think you've done anything at all! So when do you start? It's been a couple of years and same old stuff and what have you done for your community ? Period except for childess name call anonymously of course. No wonder you are losers. (Yawn)

Anonymous said...

1:38 Whe are you gonna learn nobody believes anonymous liars. Cry babies are useless to the community that's why you hacks are losers.

Anonymous said...

Is this economist promoting his booze book or was he paid by the GOP? Don't forget to go by the ethic laws.

hindsight said...

I wish someone would take tommy - out of the legislature - economist, dog cathcher or refuse collector or anyone, pleeeeeease.

Anonymous said...

Blah , Blah, Blah! I wish you would go away. Whatever you are,

A Proud Democrat said...

I Believe That People Have Been Misinformed About Having Package Stores Open on Sundays...IT IS OPTIONAL Not MANDATORY!!!
So, What Is ALL The BellyAching About!!!