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Ad Wants Viewers to Rethink Sunday Alcohol Laws

An ad by a group advocating for a repeal of the state's "Blue Laws" spoofs the current rules.

Imagine if the sale of cookie mix was banned on Tuesdays? Or fluorescent light bulbs couldn’t be sold on Mondays? In an ad produced by a group that wants to end the ban on Sunday alcohol sales, that’s exactly the scenario presented.

“It’s Tuesday, you know I can’t sell you cookie mix today,” a grocery store clerk tells a hapless shopper.

The ad by the group End CT Blue Laws has nearly 23,000 views on YouTube. The organization consists of the Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association, the Connecticut Food Association and other groups.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the state’s alcohol laws with a number of law changes, including repealing the ban on beer and liquor sales from package and grocery stores on Sunday.

Alex March 02, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Not sure if I follow your logic... So people can drink in bars on Sunday as the law currently stands. But letting them buy alcohol and bring it home on Sunday, will lead to increased drinking? I'd love to see the statistics on that one. If anything I would think that would not change drinking habits (people can store alcohol in their houses for Sunday), but just make it convenient for customers to purchase alcohol say, before a football game? You may even see less people going to bars on Sunday, and that could correlate to a drop in drunk driving. As for more sales equal more taxes. In what world? If people buy more goods of any commodity it means more tax revenue, but that doesn't infer that the % of taxes paid would be increased. Store owners pay taxes on what they SOLD, and taxes will always be less than the revenue they collect, hence taxes are usually explained in term of percentages. What you are inferring is that liquor store owners would have to pay more taxes on the same revenue which is simply not true. As for your last statement: "Let's not jump too easily here; we might not know where we are falling." Actually we can predict the outcome fairly well since 48 other states have laws enacted that allow Sunday sales as well as many states have also set no minimum margin on discounted liquor. If there was any negative impact from this change on those states, you would have heard of it as an argument with a cited study by now. Got a study that says that?
what did you say? March 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Actually Supply Side Economics does not work in all cases. Save it.
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Hmm. CT will win because it will be able to make some more tax money on Sunday booze sales. People that can't go one day without buying alcohol in a local booze shop on Sunday will win, too. Bars might not be too happy about this because they might lose some business, now that some folks will buy booze and drink it at home, in a familiar environment, with friends, like say for a football game. The Conservative in me says people can live without one day of buying booze out of seven. The libertarian in me says to let people booze it up if they wish, as long as they can be held accountable should something bad happen. The small government guy in me says this is a ploy by Malloy to simply raise more money for his agenda, and this is not good. Would allowing Sunday alcohol sales add to CT's character, or not? Would it make us a better State? Or is this a 'whatever' issue that holds no water and doesn't really amount to a hill of beans?
NewtownPatchster March 02, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Nice vid. Looking forward to buying wine for Sunday dinner.
Larry Cass March 09, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Let me get these facts straight...."Actually we can predict the outcome fairly well since 48 other states have laws enacted that allow Sunday sales" Do you have facts to back that up???????????Every county in all 48 states...NO Next dumb assumption "as well as many states have also set no minimum margin on discounted liquor." How many states??? How about the control states like NH, PA etc.....No minimum ...I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IS ACCURATE Finally, " If there was any negative impact from this change on those states, you would have heard of it as an argument with a cited study by now. Got a study that says that?" Sure, Mass institued a sales tax on booze and repealed it 6 months later....Where are your studies????? Learn the laws, learn the bill 5021 and then you will learn the TRUTH.

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