IRS Runs Amok
Posted on May 16th, 2013
Over the past few days we have learned that the IRS targeted various conservative groups. It is government run amok and it’s wrong. Talk about an abuse of power.
People across the political spectrum should be outraged. The IRS should not be targeting groups or individuals based on their political views.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth Esty has been silent on this scandal. Even the ACLU has called it wrong!
We cannot afford to let this problem be swept under the rug. Otherwise, it will continue to happen over and over again — and it could get worse.
Last summer it was reported that the federal government started hiring new IRS agents to help enforce the new Obamacare law. As many as 16,500 new agents may be added to the workforce. See what I mean that it could get worse??
We need a Congressman who will fight for the taxpayers. We need a Congressman who will work day and night to stop Obamacare. And we need a Congressman who will not turn a blind eye to federal agencies being used for political revenge.
That’s why I’m running.
Will join our fight today?
By joining today, you will be sending a clear message that the Obama administration must be held accountable for this abuse of power. Your donation of $500, $100, $50 or $35 will help me get out my message.
Unlike the incumbent, you can count on me to stand up and do what’s right for you.
Greenberg Criticizes Elizabeth Esty Over Belated Return Of NU Execs’ Contributions
Posted on April 29th, 2013
Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg Monday criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty over what he called her belated return $3,500 in campaign contributions from Northeast Utilities executives and lobbyists — saying she had refused during her successful campaign for the 2012 election to swear off donations from NU employees.
Posted on April 18th, 2013
I wanted to write a short note to you now that I have officially filed the paperwork to be your candidate for the 5th District Congressional seat in 2014. While many things have changed in our district, state, and country since our last election, I think we can all agree that few are for the better.
While politicians in DC continue to avoid tough issues and believe that kicking the can down the road will help keep them in power, they do this at the expense of our children’s future with an unsustainable national debt. Politicians in DC continue to try to score political points and raise money for their next election while families struggle to put food on their tables and gas in their cars.
During my run for Congress In 2012 I was very proud of the positive and substantial campaign that we waged and in finishing a strong second place in the primary to a man I consider a friend, Andrew Roraback.
In the past five months so many of you have emailed, called, and told me at Republican events of your disappointment with the results and asked if I would run again. While many have said that they feel like giving up, so many more have committed to double your efforts and work to get this state and country back on the right track for our future generations.
I have said repeatedly that I am a product of the American dream and have entered the political arena to make sure that my children, their friends, and your kids have the same opportunity that so many of us have had in this great country. Like so many of you I would prefer to leave the governing to others and spend time with my incredible wife and wonderful children while continuing the work of rescuing animals through The Simon Foundation that we started years ago.
However, we continue to elect too many people who care little for you or about doing anything other than staying in office, enjoying the perks of Washington DC, and voting appropriately for that goal. You can see this in our current Representative, Elizabeth Esty, who in an eight day period last month sent out at least six emails asking for money. Incredibly, five yes five of them specifically mentioned me by name while the other was from our favorite Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi!
Over the next several months our team will be focused on laying the groundwork to take back the 5th district congressional seat and keeping Nancy Pelosi from once again becoming Speaker of the House. I will also be doing everything I can to help towns elect more Republicans to office at the municipal level as we did in 2011. By winning at the local level in 2013 we can help set the groundwork for successful congressional, gubernatorial, general assembly, and other races in 2014!
I look forward to working with each of you to make sure that Connecticut and the United States are the places of opportunity that you and I remember. As always, please feel free to contact me for any reason.
Posted on August 16th, 2012
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support during my campaign for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District. I am so proud of the issues we stood for and so very proud of the people who stood behind us. We may have fallen short on the vote count, but we never fell short in standing by our principles! Your help and support over these past months mean more to me than you can know.
The best part of my campaign was most assuredly the wonderful people I met day in and day out, the business owners who shared their concerns with me and the volunteers who gave selflessly of their time and effort because they believed in what we were trying to accomplish. It is humbling to have met and worked with so many wonderful people. It was an experience I will never forget and will always cherish.
I said that we would run our campaign with dignity, honesty and integrity and I have a deep sense of satisfaction that we did exactly that. I ran for Congress because I love this country – the greatest nation on the face of the earth – and I want you to know that I will continue to seek ways to make our country, our communities and our state better places to live, work and raise our children.
Now is not the time to end our efforts to defeat the Democratic opponent – it is the time to redouble them. The end of my campaign for Congress means that we must rally around our Republican nominee, Andrew Roraback and make sure that a Republican captures this key, targeted seat. We cannot let the Democrats win this seat!
Your involvement in my campaign was so gratifying because it is only through the participation of folks like you that our great democracy can actually work. I truly believe the enemy of democracy is not partisanship as much as it is apathy. We need folks to care and get involved – that’s what you did – and I know you will continue to keep working for the issues and candidates you believe in. We must support and work for Andrew so we can send a Republican to Congress from the 5th.
My campaign for Congress reinforced to me that our democratic process – with all its flaws and foibles – is still the greatest form of government ever conceived. Even in the heat of battle, we should never forget that. While we did not achieve the final result we had hoped for, I do not regret a single day on the campaign trail. Because of people like you, this campaign was one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you so much for being a part of it.