Come to Connecticut…

…we’re “Still Revolutionary”. Well, maybe, not so much.

Back in the day of the American Revolution, if you wanted to move from Rhode Island to Connecticut, and needed help to do so, you could hire folks in Rhode Island to help you.  But not in the new “revolutionary” Connecticut.

If Connecticut is open for business, Bob Romano wants to know who turned out the lights.
Romano, owner of Warwick, R.I.-based Coutu Brothers Movers, applied several months ago to expand his current three-truck moving operation into North Stonington. By his estimation, Romano spent more than $6,000 doing everything the state [Connecticut] Department of Transportation told him to do: leasing a convenient location on Norwich-Westerly Road, paying his business-entity fee and even making repairs to the office space he intended to occupy.
Then, last week, a DOT hearing officer issued what Romano saw as a stunning denial of his application, saying the business owner had not proved there was a need for his services and noting that two other moving companies in the region had claimed new competition would hurt their businesses.

So much for “revolutionary”.

Connecticut is apparently the same old, same old.


10 replies
  1. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    Just one more colorful thread in the rich political tapestry that is Corrupticut.

  2. essneff
    essneff says:

    CT is “open for business” only for the right buisnesses….. you know, the ones that?that the taxpayers have to support through bonding……. so, Mumbles can make a big splash!! otherwise, they are at the mercy of CT’s suffocating?big goverment??

  3. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    There’s logic to the denial… a moving company would help enable the escape from this kleptocracy

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I think the word is “devolutionary”.? Romano should have taken some “come to CT” money from Danny.

  5. tedk205
    tedk205 says:

    Slogan should be “Come to Connecticut and Get Conned” or “I Got Conned in Connecticut”…..

  6. rickg
    rickg says:

    COME TO CONNECTICUT?????? I’m seriously concidering moving out of Konektikut. I’m praying that there will be some thing Revolutionary in November. Like less Damocrats in office.

  7. PatRiot
    PatRiot says:

    So much for the free market.?
    “Legislation is hard, let’s just mandate.”?
    It took time to?legislate limiting the number of liqour stores any one persono can own. (?An odd form of job creation).?
    But now?a department can just pull the rug out on a business “just because”.? This guy has been Sibeliused ! !? And the DOT knows anything about reading a business plan ? ?.
    Obviously they knew there were other businesses already in existance and could have saved this guy money.?
    I wonder if he was the lone Republican of the 3 businesses?
    Someone is picking winners and losers.? ?

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