Illinois's 17th District (IL - 17)
Recent polling shows that voters are starting to become educated about Schilling’s votes to end Medicare and outsource Illinois jobs. The polling also shows that Bustos will take the lead if voters are educated about the issues under the framework of Schilling having the WRONG PRIORITIES. Key proof points are Medicare and jobs going overseas - but it is important to focus on each individually, rather than communicating a long list.
Bobby Schilling’s priorities are upside down. He’s protecting millionaires and companies that outsource jobs, not us.
Voted for FY2012 House Republican Budget. On April 15, 2011, Schilling voted for the Republican budget plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan. [H Con. Res. 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11]
The Ryan Budget Encourages Companies to Send Jobs Overseas. Under Ryan’s proposal, companies essentially would pay just the tax rate of the country where the profits are earned. According to the Tax Policy Center, exempting these offshore earning from U.S. tax liability “might encourage some domestic companies to move more of their operations—and shift both jobs and more reported income– to low tax countries.” Similarly, Citizens for Tax Justice concluded that adopting this type of system would increase the incentives for job offshoring. [National Journal,3/20/12; Tax Policy Center, 2/28/12; Citizens for Tax Justice, 10/19/11]
Ryan Budget Gives $125,000 Tax Break To Millionaires. “People with incomes over $1 million would receive average tax cuts of $125,000 a year” under the Ryan budget plan. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 4/20/11]