Monday, November 16, 2009

Schilling Criticizes Hare's Support of Bringing Guantanamo Detainees to Thomson

From the Campaign Office of Bobby Schilling for Illinois' 17th Congressional District
Sunday, November 15, 2009

EAST MOLINE, IL-- Bobby Schilling, candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th Congressional District, criticized Congressman Hare's support of bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Thomson Correctional Center:

"It is quite sad, that the only way in which Congressman Hare can create jobs is by filling an empty prison with Islamic terrorists. This shouldn't even be an option. There are plenty of states across the country that don't need a terrorist prison to create jobs. I can think of at least 10 better ways to bring jobs back to Illinois, other than sacrificing our security by bringing terrorists here.

"More than being sad, it is quite disappointing that Congressman Hare supports this measure. This will put Al-Qaeda terrorists within 50 miles of our children. It is unacceptable.

"I have been traveling the district, meeting with employers and workers, for a little less than a year now. Jobs aren't coming to the district because employers are punished at every turn they take. Congressman Hare should take a tour across the district to meet with employers and find out why they can't create more jobs, instead of bringing terrorists into our state.

"With skyrocketing debt and corrupt politicians, the last thing that Illinois is in need of is Al-Qaeda terrorists."

Schilling, a native of Rock Island, has served as a local union steward and also has 13 years of union experience. Schilling, a local business owner and father of nine children, is running on a platform of bringing jobs and real representation back to the 17th district.

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