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GOP Day at the 2014 Illinois State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobby Schilling   
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:53
GOP Day at the Illinois State Fair is August 14! This is an opportunity to show off Republican energy, mingle with like-minded voters, and hear firsthand from the Republican candidates who are going to help bring back our state—all while enjoying the Illinois State Fair!

RSVP today at GOPDay.com. It's free and easy to register.

Also, you're invited to a special fundraiser the night before on Wednesday, August 13. Details and additional information are available at ILGOPEvents.com.

Please contact Kennedy Chiglo ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 312-201-9000) with any questions.

 
Dave Loebsack - working for you PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rep. Dave Loebsack   
Friday, 01 August 2014 08:09

Dear Friend,

Since coming into office, I have set out to change the culture of Washington. I have been working to put Iowans first and make sure Members of Congress are working for you, the people we are chosen to represent, not special interests.

Starting in 2007, I worked to pass the largest ethics reform package since Watergate. But I haven’t stopped there. I have also pushed to cut member’s pay, which hasn’t been cut in over 80 years, end the revolving door between lobbyists and Congress, get budgets passed on time, and have fought to hold members of Congress accountable for actually doing what they were sent to Washington to do.

This is also why I recently unveiled a package of bills that I have either written or helped introduce to restore the American people’s faith in their government. It’s called the “Holding Congress Accountable” plan. I recorded a quick video about it.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

Click here if you want to learn more about the specific bills included in my “Holding Congress Accountable” plan.

The American people deserve better. It’s time for Congress to show it is serious about making good choices for the country. It’s time Congress is held accountable and does what’s right so the American people can have trust in the work that their government is doing.

Sincerely,

Dave Loebsack

Iowa's Second District

PS- I hope you take a second to watch my video.

 
Is Bustos Really Taking Medicare Away from IL-17 Seniors? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobby Schilling   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:40

Yes.  Bustos supports a law that cut $700 billion from Medicare and will kick 7.4 million seniors off their Medicare Advantage plans by 2016.

EAST MOLINE, Ill.—Congresswoman and Obamacare supporter Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) has mostly avoided discussing her support for the President's failed health care law during her first term. However, her campaign manager, Jeremy Jansen, couldn't help himself on Monday as he defended Obamacare and argued that we need to "move forward" on implementing the law.

Jansen plead ignorance to the increased cost of health insurance that hard-working taxpayers are now facing, instead launching into a series of generic talking points against Bobby Schilling (R-Colona) in an effort to change the subject. 

Jansen should be praised for his noble effort at damage control by trying to deflect attention from Bustos' support for Obamacare—after all, his boss not only supports higher insurance rates for hard-working taxpayers, but she also supports taking Medicare away from seniors living on a fixed income.

Politifact famously called President Obama's empty promise "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan" the 2013 Lie of the Year. That's because millions of Americans are losing their health insurance under Obamacare. This empty promise is now affecting seniors on Medicare Advantage as well because of the $700 billion in cuts to Medicare written into the President's failed health care law. Nearly half of the 15 million seniors on Medicare Advantage are projected to lose their coverage by 2017.

Bobby Schilling, candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, said that Medicare should be preserved and protected from politicians like Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) who are hellbent on destroying it.

"Medicare is on a collision course with bankruptcy, and Cheri Bustos is driving the car right toward it," Schilling said. "I disagree with the Congresswoman—I do not support cutting $700 billion from Medicare to promote the President's failed health care law. I do not support destroying Medicare Advantage as we know it. A promise made is a promise kept, and I am committed to keeping Medicare and Social Security solvent for current and future generations."

Jon Schweppe, communications director at Bobby Schilling for Congress, said that Bustos has the wrong priorities and is displaying a complete lack of regard for her struggling constituents.

"It's bad enough that Cheri Bustos wants to crush hard-working taxpayers with ridiculous health insurance rate increases, but now she's going after seniors living on a fixed income, too," Schweppe said. "Why hasn't Cheri Bustos introduced a bill to reverse the $700 billion to Medicare cuts? Why won't she help the more than seven million seniors who are set to lose their Medicare Advantage coverage? Cheri Bustos continues to put loyalty to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama first, while displaying a complete disregard for seniors living on a fixed income and hard-working taxpayers living paycheck to paycheck."

Bobby Schilling was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He has been married to his wife, Christie for 27 years and together they have 10 children. Schilling represented the Illinois 17th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011-2012, serving on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and the House Small Business Committee. Schilling is seeking another term and is running against incumbent Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline).


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Will you walk with Bobby Schilling this weekend? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobby Schilling   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 14:10
We are participating in the Coal Valley Days parade on Saturday and we would love for you to join us.

WHAT: Walk with Bobby Schilling at the Coal Valley Days Parade
WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd with line-up at 10:00 A.M and a start of 11:00 A.M. 
WHERE: The staging area is at the corner of 1st Street and 17th Avenue in Coal Valley near Trimble Funeral Home.

Be sure to wear your Bobby Schilling t-shirt! Let's get a big crowd out to Coal Valley.

In Liberty,

Team Schilling

 
Ernst’s “Perfect World” Would Eliminate RFS, Threaten Nearly 75,000 Iowa Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Braley for Iowa   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:50
Ernst spokesperson: “In a perfect world, in a free market, [Ernst] would support doing away with (the RFS)”
Des Moines, IA – After two days of trying to explain away her “philosophical opposition” to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that supports nearly 75,000 Iowa jobs and her attendance tonight at a DC fundraiser sponsored by big oil special interests who want to gut the RFS, last night Ernst’s campaign offered some much-needed clarification on Ernst’s position:
“In a perfect world, in a free market, [Ernst] would support doing away with (the RFS)” –Sioux City Journal

To clarify, this is what is included in Ernst’s “perfect world:”
  • The Renewable Fuel Standard would be eliminated
  • 75,000 Iowa jobs, and more than $5 billion in annual wages, would be threatened
  • Ernst’s big oil supporters like the Koch Brothers and ExonnMobil would benefit, while Iowa workers and rural communities would suffer
  • Important innovation promoted by the RFS would be halted, and America’s dependence on foreign oil would be increased

“Joni Ernst’s ‘perfect world’ is a nightmare for Iowa’s economy and the nearly 75,000 Iowans whose jobs are supported by the Renewable Fuel Standard in the real world,” said Braley for Iowa spokesman Sam Lau. “It’s clear that neither Ernst nor her campaign can explain away her philosophical opposition to the RFS, or why tonight she will attend a fundraiser hosted by big oil special interests who want to gut Iowa’s energy industry.  While Bruce Braley is fighting to protect the RFS and strengthen Iowa’s economy, Ernst continues to put the big oil special interests before Iowa.”

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