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Check this bad boy out: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/us/politics/28freshman.html
Bobby Schilling spills his guts to the New York Times. What an odd article.
Posted on 8 November 2010 | No responses
The 2010 midterm elections are over. Some won big, some won small. What’s important is that we all witnessed a historic
JEZZUSS LOOK AT HER HORSE:
..ahem. Hello Madam Lt. Governor of Illinois.
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A reader sent us this photo from the Bobby Schilling facebook page.
Hundreds marched for Bobby Schilling in a Tom Railsback fashion, with two rows of flag bearers stretching down an entire block. It was surreal to watch this many Republicans show up for a parade in a city that is known for its rowdy parade watchers (slashed tires last year!), green flight, and blue dog union types. (Source).
It is easy to stereotype candidates and the communities they are supposed to represent. It is harder to find something or someone that defies those stereotypes. This parade did that with a united front of Republican walkers defying all preconceived notions about what it means to be a Republican.
Our prediction is that it will translate to the polls.
Posted on 6 July 2010 | No responses
The Quincy Pundit makes an awesome post and a good point. Check out Rep. Phil Hare’s facebook fan page and the read the comments. This guy is toast!
Pavel Curtisov: Hey Phil, how come Blago didn’t consider you for Obamas senate seat?
Posted on 30 June 2010 | 4 responses
Recently, Democrat Congressman Hare of the Illinois 17th Congressional District has criticized President Obama for his stance on trade at the G-20 summit. The issue has made strange bedfellows as challenger Bobby Schilling “commends” Obama’s new stance. In his typical cool, aloof style Obama backs of the Democratic platform/hard-line protectionism and promotes free trade with Korea (both?).
Phil says, “But for those of us in West-Central Illinois, we know all too well that the main export of unfair trade deals is good-paying jobs.”
In one fell swoop, this argument is put to rest by Hare’s opponent Bobby Schilling a.k.a the Ron Paul of Illinois: “If John Deere or Caterpillar opens a production facility in South Korea, jobs will be created here at their headquarters,” Bobby Schilling said. “These jobs would typically be in IT, marketing, or finance – in other words, high-paying service jobs that we desperately need in our area.”
“….as a reminder, Korea exported 476,833 cars to the United States in 2009 while U.S. carmakers sold only 5,878 in Korea. As a result, our automotive trade deficit with Korea now stands at $7.8 billion.” – Phil Hare
Deficits are good for growth — it means US dollars are flowing out of the country and being held by foreign interests (reducing the amount of currency in the domestic market, reducing prices domestically). Holding USD means they/he/she is confident in US goods and services. The converse is true as well. Think: the Law of Comparative Advantage. Bonus points: why does China devalue their currency?
“America’s auto industry and workforce are finally back on their feet. This trade agreement would knock them down again.” – Phil Hare
Congressman Hare, trade is not a zero-sum game where one group is enriched at the benefit of the other. The benefit is mutual otherwise the trade wouldn’t occur. “Unfair” advantages, restrictions on imports, all that stuff misses the point: buying cheap foreign goods makes money available to buy other products, increasing everyone’s living standards.
Economist Tyler Cowen once said he could teach an entire class on Comparative Advantage, IFG will personally pay the tuition for Phil Hare to take that class.
We don’t usually do this, but please vote this bum out. Start here: https://bobby2010.com/donate/, we did.
Posted on 24 June 2010 | 1 response
I recieved this in my email a few minutes ago, from the Kremlin’s twitter account:
Needless to say, we were very excited because this is an official page prompted by the Russian leaders recent visit to Silicon Valley.
We hope to start diplomatic relations between Illinois and Russia soon.