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Schilling Laments June Jobs Report

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Location: East Moline, IL

Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the 17th District, recently expressed frustration with the new jobs report that showed the US economy lost 125,000 jobs in June.

"It appears that 'recovery summer' has ended early," Schilling said. "I'm disappointed with the numbers, but certainly not surprised. The US Census hires were inflating the numbers, masking the reality that this economy is still struggling. We need to work to get the private sector hiring again through tax cuts, employment incentives and responsible government. Current policymakers are still dead set on raising taxes and spending like teenagers without a credit limit. For the sake of the US worker, we need to fix that on November 2nd."

Unemployment actually dropped from 9.7% to 9.5% in June, but that was due to 652,000 workers giving up the job search and leaving the labor force. Schilling said that these workers have run out of patience and given up hope.

"It's upsetting that so many workers have given up looking for jobs, but that's the economic climate we're facing," Schilling said. "I wish our current representation would understand the dire circumstances we are facing. Instead of issuing ad hominem attacks against me, perhaps he should spend his time using proven methods to get our economy back on track."

Schilling, a native of Rock Island, graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner and father of ten children, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bringing jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city "Bob's for Jobs" tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District.

For more information about Bobby Schilling, please visit his website at http://www.bobby2010.com


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