Schilling to Hare: "Repudiate Cap and Trade"

From the Schilling for Congress campaign (17th District)…

Hare voted for bill that would outsource 2.5 million jobs

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, called on Rep. Hare to keep his word and repudiate his vote for Cap and Trade.

Rep. Hare recently told the Quincy Herald-Whig, in regards to the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, “I’m not going to vote for this agreement or any other one that costs even one America job. Enough is enough.” In June 2009, Rep. Hare voted for “The American Clean Energy and Security Act” H.R. 2454, also known as “Cap and Trade.” This is a national energy tax that would not only raise energy costs for everyone, but would result in 2.5 million jobs being sent overseas, according to the Heritage Foundation. The bill would also would cost 400,000 jobs in the manufacturing industry. The bill would passed 219-212 in the House, but later failed in the Senate.

Cap and Trade is not the only job killing bill Rep. Hare has supported. Rep. Hare also supported “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” H.R. 3590, a bill that has created 22 new taxes, including several on small business. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the employer mandate tax could cost 1.6 million jobs by 2014.

“I recognize that Rep. Hare must have had a change of heart,” Schilling said. “I’m glad he has finally decided to stop supporting bills that would outsource American jobs, even if we are only 42 days from Election Day. He should immediately repudiate his Cap and Trade vote and his Healthcare Reform vote. These bills will send millions of jobs overseas and decimate the American manufacturing sector. It’s time for Rep. Hare to step up and fight for 17th District jobs. If he’s being honest, he’ll come forward and publicly take back those votes.”

Bobby Schilling, a native of Rock Island, graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bringing jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District. Schilling was recently named an official ‘Young Gun’ by the National Republican Congressional Committee in their Young Guns program of top tiered races.

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  • The Heritage foundation's analysis of the ACES bill is egregious.

    Aside from the cap on emissions, virtually none of the bill is modeled: 1) the allowance value disappears instead of being spent on consumer relief, clean energy, adaptation, and other measures; 2) no cost containment provisions such as banking, the strategic reserve, and offsets are included; and 3) no complementary policies promoting energy efficiency and clean energy are allowed. And so, the usual results are also here: predicted job losses are drastically higher than those found in widely-respected and peer-reviewed analyses done by government agencies and universities.

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