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Op-ed: Greenberg endorses Stefanowski

November 1, 2018 By Mark Greenberg
Op-ed: Greenberg endorses Stefanowski

The former congressional and comptroller candidate shares why he thinks Bob Stefanowski will put Connecticut back on track.

I have a vivid memory of Connecticut in the 1980s, when it was the beacon of economic activity in the northeast. In 1989, I introduced a single-family home subdivision in Torrington called Greenbriar. The market was so strong that we had confidence that young couples would start their families and commute to Hartford, then the “insurance capital of the world”. A 1,300 square foot home sold for $125,000, and the taxes were $2,200 per year. Those of you 45 years old and older remember the halcyon years when Connecticut was the envy of the nation. Those of you who are younger can ask yourself a simple question—are you better off eight years ago or now?

To get Connecticut back on track, we should:

  • Immediately reduce spending by 10%. All departments and programs need to be graded for value and efficiency.
  • Immediately reduce income tax rate to a flat 5%
  • Offer state employees, past and present, the ability to opt out of their state-funded pension and medical benefits by getting a lump sum payment now, significantly lower than what they would be getting over their lifetime. This would allow us to reduce our unfunded liability dramatically.

I will be voting for Bob Stefanowski for Governor and Joe Markley for Lieutenant Governor because I know they will implement the ideas that will turn our state around.

Connecticut can be great again! And we can do it with your help—vote Bob and Joe on Tuesday!

Mark Greenberg is a businessman from Litchfield. He ran for Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and for state comptroller in 2018.

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