Rep. Hare Fluent in Hypocrisy

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

Hare votes to send jobs overseas; blames Schilling

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, questioned Rep. Hare’s intellectual honesty on the issue of outsourcing. In recent weeks, the Hare campaign has launched desperate attacks blaming Bobby Schilling, a small business owner who has never held public office, for the epidemic of outsourcing that has taken place during Hare’s tenure. Clearly Rep. Hare is fluent in hypocrisy. Under Rep. Hare’s watch, we’ve had plant closings or huge layoffs at Bob Evans Farms, Interstate Brands Corp., National Manufacturing Corp., Nelson Tree Service, Honeywell, Tyco Valves and Controls, GE Control Products, Orgill, BOMAG Americas, Quad City Die Casting, Durham School Services, RTS Packaging, URS Washington Division, Great Central Lumber, Roadway Express, Pines Trailer, Olin Corp., Monterey Coal Company, Freeman Energy, and Kantar Operations. More than 3,300 jobs were lost at these locations according to the Illinois WARN Act reports.

In addition to that depressing record of failure, Rep. Hare has supported several recent policies that send jobs overseas.

  • Rep. Hare voted for the $787 billion stimulus package. As discovered by the Investigative Reporting Workshop and reported by ABC News earlier this year, 80 percent ($2.1 billion) worth of green energy grants under the stimulus went to foreign corporations.
  • Rep. Hare voted for H.R. 2454, otherwise known as Cap and Trade, a national energy tax bill that would have increased energy costs across the board. The bill would have been responsible for sending 2.5 million jobs overseas.
  • Rep. Hare voted for H.R. 3590, otherwise known as Obamacare, a bill that will crush small business with overtaxation and cost 1.6 million jobs by 2014.

Schilling said Rep. Hare has only brought disappointment to the people of the 17th District.

“At what point will Rep. Hare take responsibility for his record?” Schilling said. “He has supported job-killing policy after job-killing policy, yet he tells the public that somehow I’m responsible for all these jobs lost. Rep. Hare knows nothing about creating jobs. The unfortunate reality is that I’ve created more jobs at my business in Moline than our Congressman has created throughout the area. That’s disappointing.”
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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