This election is about pursuing a new direction to get our economy back on track. |
From Day 1, our campaign has been about lower taxes, less spending and more limited government.
These principles provide the best path to prosperity for our communities, our nation, and our families. That is how we create jobs and provide the needed certainty for small businesses to expand this economy.
Over the past four years under Phil Hare's watch we've seen unemployment double and the national debt skyrocket another $5 trillion. Illinois now ranks 48th out of the 50 states in job creation. We can't continue taking our country backwards with the same policies that have failed us. Our children and grandchildren deserve a better, brighter future than the one we have today. That is our responsibility -- to leave Illinois a better place than we found it.
Last week I challenged Congressman Phil Hare when he said to the Quincy Herald Whig, "in recent months the losses have been halted and jobs are being created. We've got job growth, we're heading in the right direction."
Our country lost 95,000 jobs last month and (at this writing) Illinois has 10.1 percent unemployment. That's not the right direction for our country.
Empowering people, rather than the federal government, is the way forward. Americans want to keep as much of their hard-earned money in their own pockets as they can, instead of sending more of their paycheck to Washington.
As a successful, business-minded individual who understands the harsh realities of this struggling economy,
I offer an alternative to our incumbent congressman.
I am the only candidate who has signed a pledge not to raise your taxes.
I have proposed reasonable spending cuts and I offer a fresh voice of common sense to deal with Congress' deficit spending.
We live in the Land of Lincoln where Illinois' greatest president once said, "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Let's heed Lincoln's words again.
I want to go to Congress to represent people who don't have a lobbyist in the Capitol or a loophole in the law.
If I am given the great honor of representing this area I will take responsibility and serve all of the people, not just one political party.
We can do that by putting checks and balances back on our federal government and by returning government authority back to our state and local communities.
Rep. Hare's voting record and his blind allegiance to Nancy Pelosi's liberal agenda need to be cast aside.
Rep. Hare voted in favor of the government take-over of health care and its $500 billion in cuts to Medicare, the National Energy Tax that will cost us 2.5 million jobs, the failed stimulus that sent our clean energy jobs to China, and the Wall Street Bailout that allowed corporate executives to receive mega-bonuses on the taxpayers' dime.
I opposed these costly policies because they sent our jobs overseas, made America weaker, and increased our nation's job-crushing debt. Rep. Hare can't run from the status quo because he is the status quo.
I believe we need a balanced budget amendment. As your representative, I would work my fingers to the bone to protect these sacred priorities.
With every challenge brings new opportunity. I believe we must make difficult decisions and take these challenges head on with a new approach.
We can put our economy back on track and put our families back to work building a brighter, more prosperous future.
I'm Bobby Schilling and I would appreciate your vote on Nov. 2nd because the status quo today isn't good enough for the Illinois of tomorrow. (www.Bobby2010.com).
Bobby Schilling of Colona is the GOP candidate for Congress in the 17th Congressional District.
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