This morning the Politico just listed IL-17 as the #5 hottest race in the entire country. It is all due to your efforts.

National Review Online just reported on our positive momentum in fundraising with 15 days to go. Again, this is all due to the generosity of over 2,500 individual contributors who are ready for positive change.

Phil Hare has become so desperate that he has resorted to throwing mud and lies at our campaign, hoping to make something stick so he can distract the voters in the final two weeks of the election.

No surprise, but you just don’t see Phil Hare talking about health care being the big accomplishment that he is so proud of anymore. You also don’t see Hare talk about his support for the Cap and Trade national energy tax. And you don’t see Hare talking about the failed stimulus that sent jobs and debt overseas.

We are still the underdogs in this race, and we can win if we can get a final push over the finish line. Can you give a small contribution to the Schilling for Congress campaign today?

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Reason #4 to Vote Out Hare

On October 16, 2010, in 20 Reasons To Vote Against Hare, by edwardpan

Reason #4: Phil Hare wants to
raise your taxes.

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

Reason #4 to Vote Phil Hare Out of Office: Phil Hare wants to raise your taxes. In fact, Hare has supported all kinds of tax increases in his short tenure in office, including:

A number of new taxes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act featuring:

a $20 billion, 2.3 percent “medical devices” tax that will increase costs for seniors, veterans, and the disabled.
a $2 billion “1099″ tax. This paperwork nightmare requires companies, small businesses, and farmers to file a 1099 tax for any expenditure more than $600.
The individual mandate carries a fine of $695 for those who do not purchase health insurance.
a new 5% tax on cosmetic surgeries, with no exception for trauma or disfiguring diseases.
a new 10% tanning tax.

A new energy tax in the Cap and Trade bill that will raise energy costs across the board and send 2.5 million jobs overseas.

By voting to adjourn and ducking the issue, a $3.8 trillion tax increase on all income brackets could be on the way. Congress failed to address extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, instead choosing to leave early and campaign for re-election. Phil Hare cast the deciding vote to adjourn without extending the tax cuts or even passing a budget for 2011.

Phil Hare has received a 0/100 rating from Americans for Tax Reform, a 2/100 rating from the National Taxpayers Union, and a 4/100 rating from Citizens Against Government Waste. He also received an “F” grade from the National Tax-Limitation Committee.

In comparison, Bobby Schilling received a 100/100 rating from Americans for Tax Reform and an “A” grade from the National Tax-Limitation Committee. The “A” grade earned him an “Honorary Tax Fighter Award.”

Communications Director Bobby Frederick said voters have a clear choice on taxes.

“When it comes to raising your taxes, the difference between Bobby Schilling and Phil Hare is night and day,” Frederick said. “Bobby has signed a pledge to oppose any and all tax increases, while Phil Hare has a proven record of taxing every facet of our daily lives.”

Frederick said voters are tired of the failed policies of the last four years.

“The people have had enough of Hare’s reckless tax and spend policies that have doubled the unemployment rate and increased the national debt by $5 trillion,” Frederick said.” We need to keep taxes low, encourage growth in the private sector, and usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility. Bobby Schilling is the right candidate to achieve this goal.”

Click here to see Reason #3 to Vote Hare Out.

Click here to see Reason #2 to Vote Hare Out.

Click here to see Reason #1 to Vote Hare Out.

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Townhall Publication Calls Illinois’ 17th CD the 2010 Race of the Day

Outlines Rep. Phil Hare’s Incumbency Troubles

The NRCC Political Director, Brian Walsh, penned an article today in Townhall titled “2010 Race of the Day: Phil Hare’s Incumbency Problems.” Here is some of what Walsh had to say:

“In Hare’s two terms, however, he has forgotten what it’s like to be from Illinois, as he is every bit immersed in the infamous Washington bubble—one that prevents those that work there from having any actual sense of reality.

Case in point: Hare has gone on record numerous times as saying he believes the failed stimulus has been successful.  When the vast majority of the country believes it has fallen well short of the grand expectations it was passed under, Hare’s steadfast support exposes his detachment from the average American.

He quickly became a reliable puppet of the Democartic leadership as he also provided key votes for the government takeover of healthcare and cap and trade, better known as the new National Energy Tax.

Even more appalling is the fact that Hare quickly fell in step with the so-called ethics displayed by the rest of his party as he was quick to ensure as many earmarks for his district as possible. It’s really no wonder why polling shows this race virtually tied.”

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