Letter to the Editor: Why I Support Steve Obsitnik

More government is not the answer, this Wilton resident says.


To the Editor:

The August 27th issue of Barron’s Weekly ranked the 50 states based on their debt and unfunded pensions in comparison with the state Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Connecticut ranked last overall with a Debt plus Pension Liability to GDP of 17.1 percent.

Clearly our state and federal elected officials have to be held accountable for this. The last four years of increased government spending (at all levels) is just not working. It is time for a change.

I have owned businesses and real estate in Norwalk, Greenwich, Wilton and Bridgeport and I have become increasingly concerned about the demise of optimism and hope in parts of Fairfield County.

More government is not the answer. More government coupled with increased regulations will not encourage businesses to start up or relocate in Connecticut. Only the private sector can provide the lasting employment that will over time increase the number of viable taxpayers, which in the long run will reduce our deficit.

This is why I am supporting the Republican Candidate, Steve Obsitnik, to replace Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District. I would suppose that everyone goes to Washington with good aspirations; however, in the upcoming election the choice is clear: Do you wish to place your faith (and money) in a larger government that cannot say no to new programs or do you believe that a government that encourages employment growth through lower taxes and less governmental interference is the way to go? I will choose the later and vote for Steve Obsitnik in November.

Kevin J. McSpirit, Wilton

Dave Moore September 24, 2012 at 07:04 PM
We need government to protect us from corrupt bussinesspeople like Steve's deadbeat buddy Linda McMahon who abused bankruptcy laws to stiff a whole lot of small businesspeople of close to $ 1 million which in today's dollars are a lot more
Connecticut15 September 26, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Where is your support that Linda McMahon 'abused bankruptcy laws?"President Obama and his wife used a legal tax law to avoid paying taxes on thousands of dollars of income by putting it into their children's names as gifts. Is this the type of selective application of 'pay your fair share of taxes' or 'everybody should sacrifice' we must dismiss because our President doesn't need or want to walk the talk? Their daughters apparently did not earn this money; yet the President and his wife want to shield it from being taxed. This thinking sounds as if it comes from the same inappropriate playbook that Senator Harry Reid uses when he said that he has a very good but unidentified source that Mitt Romney 'paid no taxes.' That was untrue. We should all want to live in a country where one can make enough money to pay $2 million dollars in taxes.
RD September 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Not true Dave
Dave Moore September 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble RD but it is true. Linda stiffe a whole bunch of small businesses and despite her assurance she will pay them back it has been over 35 years...that is more than enough time especially considering she has plenty of money to run for office and spew her venom. And Steve is supporting her so that makes him just as bad and if he supports corrupt people like LInda that makes him as bad as she is.
Dave Moore September 28, 2012 at 02:25 PM
If Steve is so supportive of small businesses why would he support someone like LInda McMahon who declared bankruptcy 35 years ago stiffing a number of small businesses for over a million dollars. That is hardly being a friend of small businesses. Guess Steve thinks it is ok if you are rich to cheat people
RD October 03, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Dave you are really not very smart, quit being a wimp and man up and stop your wimpering, you are pathetic
Dave Moore October 03, 2012 at 02:21 AM
RD all you are doing is name calling. You can't answer my arguments so you resort to personal attacks. Please crawl back under your rock. If you are typical of Steve's supporters that is just another reason why Steve doesn't belong in Congress. We have enough ideologues in CONgress


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