April 6, 2010

Colapietro: Voters too smart for GOP 'nonsense'


To Whom It May Concern:
In my eyes, some local Republicans are once again underestimating the intelligence of the people of the 31st District and I know the voters are too smart for this nonsense.  I wanted to address a few things about myself and some statements that were made.
Earlier this year, they filed a false claim against me stating that I violated election laws when I made a comment to a reporter about the upcoming election.  They took an off-the-cuff remark, grasped at straws, and tried to say that I failed to file with the State after I formally announced my intentions to run.  The only problem?  It wasn’t a formal announcement; in fact, it wasn’t an announcement at all.  The false claim filed against me cost the State to investigate, with taxpayers unfortunately responsible for paying the bill. 
I’d also love to explain to my constituents the logic presented to me, but I don’t know where to start; I expect them to be against everything I do, but why then ask me what I’ve done?  If you’ve stated that you are against my laundry list of accomplishments, surely it’s a waste of time to then ask for information you already have?  Recently I was opposed by them with regards to the issue of Sunday Sales.  The issue has been argued and discussed, one that I will not further articulate here, and I find that most people I encounter tend to agree with me.  The projected sales continue to rise with each new “push” and the unfortunate truth is that a more realistic number hardly pales in comparison. 
To keep you up to speed, they also posted my finance report in the paper.  While they were busy trying to insinuate that I’m bought, they never posted the donations I received from regular folks like teachers, subcontractors, parents, etc.  I know who contributes to my campaign; they are the people whom I've written bills for and I think I do a good job for them.  I certainly don't think people who donated toward my campaign thought they bought me.  A few weeks back they FOI’d (Freedom of Information) my emails at work; nothing was found.  Asking would have yielded the same result – I do my job proudly and I take care of my constituents.
In previous campaigns there have been tactics and great costs to the taxpayers on their behalf, not mine.  That’s not acceptable to me.  I feel strongly enough in my beliefs and the work that I do to not play petty games and create something where nothing exists. 
Senator Tom Colapietro

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66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom you have my vote . I know your voting record and its about taking care of real issues that help out everybody ,regular people and the buss. people .Most of your fellow leg. have not put in and passed as many bills as you have. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Poor Baby everbody is picking on him. Cant be that your useless.

Anonymous said...

Quick someone get Tommy a tissue!

Anonymous said...

Tommy boi is whinning again. This guy has to ask his "leadership" which way they want him to vote. His most recent blunder was to vote to pass a tax that will cost Bristol Hospital $1 MILLION! Nice job Tommy boi...you just joined your buddy wright in doing your best to lose jobs and increase costs for Bristol Hospital. .aybe you guys do not understand that Bristol Hospital is in YOUR DISTRICT. Why don't you vote to repeal prevailing wage or PLA's? Why don't you vote to cut spending, reduce the size of state government, pass a budget the dosn't violate the pending cap? Why not Tommy boi..is because you are in the pockets of the unions or don't you get it? You need to listen to taxpayers not democrat leadership who,s special interest is unions and only unions. Wake up Bristol voters!

Anonymous said...

Tom - its time to step aside. I am voting for someone new with ideas for small business to grow and prosper in the State of CT. What have you done to help small business prosper in the state of CT? What tax breaks have you voted for for small business? What have you done to attract new business to the Bristol/Terryville area? Tome - you have done nothing for the residents of Bristol that are not working in Unions! You should be ashamed of yourself. You or my family will not have our votes.

Anonymous said...

"To whom it may concern" = no one

what a dunce!

Anonymous said...

Tommie:
Obviously people have been over-estimating your intelligence. They don't seem to realize you're just a stooge for the unions.

Anonymous said...

Remember all current seat holders are at risk this year Tommy!!!! You are not immune.

Anonymous said...

The union lap dog. Dont worry your all done. The easy money is over.

Odin said...

To the person who asked Tom "What have you done to help small business prosper in the state of CT?":

I know you don't really want to know, but to everyone else here are a couple of examples of what Tom has done for small businesses: he has steadfastly opposed liquor sales on Sunday (which only the big discount liquor stores want), and he fought for years to get a bill that would protect small construction contractors from dishonest general contractors. Tom has done more for small businesses than any of the all-talk-but-no-action Republicans in Hartford.

Positively Right said...
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Anonymous said...

Odin - how does that attract small business and gives them a tax break to grow their companies and attract new talent? Tom has done nothing for small business. Tom opposes liquor sales on Monday because a crap load of those businesses give him campaign money. Tom will be voted out of office - believe me he will!

Anonymous said...

odin

post some link's to prove your point.

Anonymous said...

Tommy I'm so tired of your nonsense. This fall the voters will not be fooled

Anonymous said...

Great Mr. Colapietro. Can you now tell me what you have done for Bristol in all your years in office. Please high light your record of accomplishments. It is not GOP nonsense to ask these questions? Nor is it name calling. The voters (who you work for) have the right to ask and instead of blaming others you should answer the question.

Anonymous said...

Remember everyone. If you pick on Tommy to much he will cry to Collins and have him take it down.....Just like he did before.

Poor Baby Tommy..I'm telling my mommy your talking about me! Not ever our own Mayor wants you around. Thats pretty bad!!

Anonymous said...

Tom is beatable, but not by a Republican.

The Republicans DO NOT know what it takes to win elections. They have a good candidate in Walsh, but he is going about it in the wrong way.

The Republicans "leaders" are too taken back by themselves, too impressed with themselves to be effective.

Think about it, we are aware of Mocabee and Schaffrick more in a negative sense than for what good they have done. Barnes has the family name, but what has HE done?

There is unrest within the dems over Tom, and the Republicans do not know how to capuitalize on it.

Sad!

Anonymous said...

"I know who contributes to my campaign; they are the people whom I've written bills for and I think I do a good job for them."

What about those that did not contribute to your campaign?

Odin said...

You want links?

http://www.connecticutsubcontractors.org/LegislativeAccomplishments.htm

http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Colapietro.html

Anonymous said...

All you need to know is right here:

http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Colapietro.html

Anonymous said...

At least we know his name . Looks like he has more class than any of you !

Anonymous said...

Must be the truth because the republican cowards have been too quiete on here lately. Awwwwww

Anonymous said...

It is up to the opposition to point out the mistakes, inadequacies, omissions etc of those they oppose.
The Republicans do not do that, they just get personal.
And they are making the same mistake with Ward.
Seems like we only have one party in Bristol.

enough already - go said...

go tommy go, go tommy go, please go tommy go and keep going, going, go.............

Not quite yet said...

Positively Right, you are a little ahead of yourself. SB 63 the Paid Sick Leave Bill is out of committee and on the state senate calendar but as of yet has not be debated or voted on.

So we will get to see first hand just how friendly the senator is to business if this comes to the floor for debate and a vote.

Last year they tabled it because it simply did not have the votes. That was last year.

It will certainly be interesting to see how Odious will explain this one away if the senator votes yes.

Anonymous said...

C'mon guys show us what he's talking about, even though your too caowardly to say your name. You can still be your childish self!

Anonymous said...

1:52 you don't like Art either . Is there anything you gutless wonders do like besides your gutless selfs?

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:30 get your stories straight if you can!

Anonymous said...

1:52

But then, not too many people want the mayor around, either!

Anonymous said...

Hey gutless positively wrong . You gotta be kidding we all know you are the (Useless) republican hack ! Tell us who you all are , Oops sorry no guts and all talk! I see you guys are plagurizing all of Tommie's stuff. Keep up the good work and show all what you are made of. Nothing!

Positively Right said...

I'm trying to figure out Odin. Is it just a political hack or an idealist? I guess a little bit of both.

The measures it (Odin) cites regarding Colapietro's record are honorable and most likely genuine efforts on Colapietro's part to help certain small businesses.

Unfortunately neither Colapietro nor his core supporters (like Odin and Craig Minor) get it. Punishing big business and the wealthy does nothing but HURT small business. In the case of small contractors it's two-fold regarding "the wealthy". The Democrat Party supports increasing conveyance taxes and raising the income tax. Small businesses pay exorbitant taxes and now are mandated for paid sick days thanks to the Democrats. But the main thing is the exodus of large and medium manufacturing firms as well as (now especially with Obama Care), insurance jobs. These are the things that drive the income of small business, not little pittance laws created by liberal bureaucrats in Hartford that are only window dressing which hide the big problem(s).

Anonymous said...

Positively wrong would rather the Big Businesses drive all the small businesses away. Like wall Mart. Positively wrong wants to be something big and he is just another cry baby republican. And stop trying to convince us that you are trying to be fair. It's just not in your repertoire.

Anonymous said...

Now now we know that you have to agree with these idiots or they will call you names . LMAO

Anonymous said...

odin
how about some third party non political website that totes his accomplishment. I mean posting his senate website thats just a litle self serving, and to be honest if the 3 or 4 things he has listed are what he's done over he years i have to agree with those oposing him. for the time he has been in there shoulld be a lot more in the was of benafis brought to bristol. I mean his highligh i the do not call list that was like 10 years ago whats he done for us latley?

Anonymous said...

C'mon guys show us some of your low life politics. We are waiting.

Positively Right said...
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Odin said...

You want a link to some "third party non political website that totes his accomplishment"? You mean, like for the Connecticut Subcontracting Association, which is what I posted? Good grief.

Anonymous said...

I think it is interesting that Tom says he is not bought by special interests, but then goes on to say, and I quote: "I know who contributes to my campaign; they are the people whom I've written bills for and I think I do a good job for them." They might not think they "bought" Tom, but I would bet they think that if they donate to him he will support their cause.....

Anonymous said...

I am sure he has written bills for people have not made donationsand a few for people on the other side of the isle

Anonymous said...

Whoever wrote this statement for Tom did a fairly good job.

Positively Right said...

April 6, 2010 8:25 PM:

You're the one who's wrong.

I have no interest in any of this except to correct a bad policy that has made Connecticut one of the most unattractive places for businesses to flourish and create jobs.

If you think Walmart is responsible for the exodus of manufacturing at the small and mid-levels and not the agenda of the special interests that have been pushed by the Democrats for the last 30 years, you're quite ignorant of reality in my opinion.

"The small contractors association"...wow there's a bunch of heavy hitting economic experts. Oh yeah there the ones who are ripping me off, just like the Package Store Association.

What do they do for me? Nothing is the answer. How about the National Association of Manufacturers, the CT Tool and Machining Assoc., Manufacturing Alliance of CT, The CBIA, CT Chambers of Commerce? What do thay have to say about the record of the state Democrats?

Anonymous said...

At least he isn't owned and bought by the insurance companies like all of you !

Anonymous said...

2:03 I sure hope so. What's your cause?

Anonymous said...

Not for nothing but, the Bristol Republican Party have the worst low life people in charge. Do not think it, know it! We need to recognize that just because we (Republicans) have (regretfully) a few people in the party who can come out with the worst demeaning remarks does not make us the best party. What Republican wants to be associated with them? Not many. Those good for nothing, full of themselves, people have everyone disgusted. We need an overhaul, new choices, respected people in the community, with a background full of accomplishments that we can brag about. Storz came and went and we are worst off. I hope my fellow Republicans are considering this.

Anonymous said...

well odind still no acompishments on that site either

Anonymous said...

Lately is how it's spelled and you are saying it showing your trrue colors. You mean what's he done for me lately? He's done plenty if you look . And once again I ask knowing you can't answer. "What 11:40 have you done at all?" I mean except be your usual nausiating self !

Anonymous said...

All Democrats have proven that they can't be trusted!

Anonymous said...

9:58

I agree!

We are worse off WITHOUT Stortz.
I wish he was back.

He won elections, not only his, but for others.

He related to the people, not the elite few few.

His absence is the city's and the Republican's loss.

Anonymous said...

Stortz won elections?! He only won because the voters didn't want Couture!!! Please, no one WANTED Stortz! Good thing he was and is harmless, just a nice old man.

Anonymous said...

11:50

Check the records:

Stortz has won more elections as a Republican than ANYONE else in the past 50 years (as far back as I could check).

He must have done something right and still is.

Anonymous said...

9:58 1:50

It must be difficult to function on a daily basis when one is a bitter as you are!

What cushiony job didn't you get?

Anonymous said...

Steve:

Post that lame-brained letter Colapietro wrote to the Editor. In that letter he blames the GOP for "wasting" tax-payer money because the candidate took the public campaign financing.

Colapietro voted for public funding of campaigns. Is he a hypocrite or just an idiot?

proof is said...

colapietro probably wamted the job of liquor commissioner so that he could make sure that no liquor was sold on sundays as a gift to his liquor store supporters.

Anonymous said...

If you call it lame brain it's all true and you must be lame brained . What's wrong can't take it when you idiots are those who actually did all that and get caught? It's all public info . No lie's in there like you non existant cowards tell all the time. In case you lame brain hacks don't know it, it's called dirty campaigning. And that's why you cowards always lose..

Anonymous said...

3:28 Don't you remember the part in that letter that said you idiots cost the state taxpayers $28,800 ? Or did you conveniently forget? Blah, Blah, Blah. It will be public information on where both sides get their money from. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

2:29 pm It's too bad you clowns didn't endorse him. You can't take credit for those who weren't even endorsed. But again nobody but you believe you're very smart!

Anonymous said...

April 9, 2010 6:09 AM aka Sen. Colapietro:

So what exactly were you referring to in your letter? Was it the money the candidates received or will receive from the public financing of campaigns that you voted for?

Apparently you prefer a one party system?

Anonymous said...

There is only one thing you have to remember about Republicans… THEY RAISE TAXES ON THE POOR AND LOWER TAXES FOR THE RICH!!! Plain and simple. Of course they are sneaky about saying that and generalize that they are lowering taxes for all, BUT IT ISN’T TRUE! People finally caught on last election and got rid of a ton of those lying, cheating, and sneaky Republicans that helped get us into this economic mess. How can anyone raise taxes on the poor and cut taxes on the rich?!

Anonymous said...

Wrong again as usual12:50 Blah, Blah, Blah. Got any thing of use ? I doubt it!

Anonymous said...

One thing he said for sure is you jerks aren't for anything. Unless of course you nobodies thought of it. Who cares what you think cause you remain an unknown big mouth !

Anonymous said...

April 9, 2010 6:14 PM

The poor don't pay taxes! The poor are addicted to Government thanks to the democrats.

It is immoral what the democrats have done to the African-American community!

The rich hire the rest of us. What part of socialism still works for you? What part of it still makes sense to you?

Democrats can't ever be trusted with OUR money!

Anonymous said...

6:14 Blah , Blah , Blah, Same old usless you !

Anonymous said...

April 11, 2010 7:33 AM:

Good point, Also note 1/3 of the people in CT are on state assistance and 49% of the people in the US pay not income taxes (that being the 49% that are in the lower income brackets).

Democrat Party = party of social welfare, bigger government and mostly, the public employee unions.

Anonymous said...

April 11, 2010 6:40 PM

i knew thats all u would have.

Anonymous said...

COLAPIETRO IS CT.S OBAMA. THE END IS NEAR TOM.YOUR NOT FIT TO BE BRISTOLS NEXT DOG CATCHER.

Anonymous said...

11:55 am Blah,Blah, Blah. And you've done what ? LOL