Reason #11 to Vote Out Phil Hare

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

Reason #11: Phil Hare can’t stop spending our money

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

Reason #11 to Vote Phil Hare Out of Office: Phil Hare can’t stop spending our money. In a serious effort to address out-of-control spending, numerous proposals have recently been offered on the House floor that would cut billions in spending. Congressman Phil Hare’s voting record proves he is against cutting spending every step of the way.

Some Examples:

  • A common sense proposal to save $2 billion by eliminating the pay raise for Members of Congress and all civilian federal employees for one year. Congressman Hare voted against this spending cut.
  • An opportunity to save $10 billion over ten years by prohibiting the hiring of thousands of IRS agents to enforce the health care bill. Congressman Hare voted against this spending cut.
  • A fiscally responsible move to save tens of millions of dollars by prohibiting funding for the wasteful promotional stimulus signs. Congressman Hare voted against this spending cut.

Bobby Frederick, communications director for the Bobby Schilling campaign, said voters have a clear choice when it comes to the issue of spending.

“While Illinois families are tightening their belts, Phil Hare, Nancy Pelosi and this Democrat Congress continue to engage in an outright spending binge,” said Frederick. “Under Phil Hare’s watch, $5 trillion has been added to the job-crushing debt. When it comes to spending, Congressman Hare has sided with the ‘Washington knows best’ crowd and spurned those who live outside the beltway. Bobby Schilling will provide a check and balance on the Democrats’ absolute power and apply some much needed brakes on this runaway spending train.”

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.

For more information about Bobby Schilling, please visit his website at

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