Reason #1 & 2 to Vote Out Phil Hare

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

Reason #1: Under Phil Hare’s watch, Illinois ranks 48th out of 50 in job creation

With just 20 days until Election Day, the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign announced the unveiling of the top twenty reasons why Phil Hare does not deserve re-election. One reason will be released each day leading up to the election.

Reason #1 to vote Phil Hare out of office: According to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 2010 Rich States, Poor States report, Illinois ranks 48th out of 50 states in job creation. On page 97 of the report, ALEC displays disturbing trends such as migration away from the state (637,979 people went elsewhere from 1999-2008) and progressively higher taxation.This same report ranks Illinois among the bottom five states in the country when it comes to future economic outlook. Communications Director Bobby Frederick said it’s clear the economy is not headed in the “right direction.”

“Phil Hare believes that a 10.1% unemployment rate means we’re “headed in the right direction,” Frederick said. “He should tell that to the thousands of Illinois families that have been hammered by his failed policies. Hare’s voting record on jobs and taxes has been the equivalent of hanging a ‘Closed for Business’ sign around our country and state. After voting for a failed stimulus that sent jobs to China, a national energy tax which would ship another 2.5 million jobs overseas, and a huge tax increase packaged as ‘healthcare reform’ that will cost 1.6 million jobs by 2014, Illinois has become an even less friendly place to do business, and Illinois families are suffering because of it.”

Frederick also highlighted the recent September jobs report.

“After a non-existent ‘Recovery Summer’ and four straight months of job loss, including another 95,000 jobs lost in September, it’s clear that out-of-control tax and spend policies do not create jobs,” Frederick said. “We simply cannot afford another two years of Phil Hare’s failed policies and out of touch voting record. We need a fresh start.”

Reason #2: Under Phil Hare’s watch, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion.

EAST MOLINE, IL–The Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign unveiled the second reason in their “20 Reasons to Vote Out Phil Hare” series. The series will focus on Phil Hare’s record and explain why Phil Hare does not deserve re-election. The campaign will release one reason per day up until the election.

Reason #2 to Vote Phil Hare Out of Office: Since Phil Hare took office in 2007, the national debt has increased by nearly $5 trillion. As of October 12, the national debt stood at $13.61 trillion. This means that every child born in America today already owes $44,000 to help pay off the debt.

According to the Joint Economic Committee, since Barack Obama was sworn-in as president, $55,687 has been added to the national debt every single second. That’s $3,341,220 every minute, $200,473,223 every hour, and $4,811,357,343 every day. Meanwhile, the 2009 Annual Median Household Income was only $49,777.

Communications Director Bobby Frederick said the national debt is an issue that Congressman Hare, President Obama, and the Democrat majorities in Congress refuse to take seriously.

“In just four years, Phil Hare and the rest of the Democrat-controlled Congress have gone on a spending binge that has increased the national debt by $5 trillion,” Frederick said. “Our country is accumulating an additional $55,687 in debt every second, which is more than the annual median household income in the US. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Phil Hare believes that the national debt is a myth that needs to be debunked. What’s worse is that we owe nearly $900 billion to China, the same country that Phil Hare rewarded with US tax dollars to outsource Illinois jobs. This reckless pattern cannot continue.”

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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