Flip-Flop Bobby Is Back From The Grave And Ready To Party

From The Register-Mail report of yesterday’s Schilling townhall in Galesburg:

“The nation’s biggest corporation isn’t paying enough tax, according to Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, who normally spends his time talking about tax cuts . . . Until he was asked about GE’s tax bill by The Register-Mail all of the solutions to the nation’s fiscal problems he spoke about involved cutting spending.”

Gotta love that “gotcha” journalism. Too bad we never saw any of it during the Evans/Hare regime. Then, any comment or statement beyond reality would be faithfully recorded as the honest truth.

Hey Flip-Flop Bobby—the press is NOT your friend.


Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

14 thoughts on “Flip-Flop Bobby Is Back From The Grave And Ready To Party”

  1. Why would Rep Schilling do such a thing. Schilling is becoming quite troublesome with all of the double-talk.

  2. Rep Schilling is ignorant on how the Tax system works in this Country. Companies and individuals are rewarded for spending their money. If GE did not pay taxes than that is good for GE and good for America.
    The Government does not want people horsing money and profits. I assume they were within the law and if Rep Schilling feels that they should have a tax increase that is his ignorance showing.
    Rep Schilling should take an economics class or something.

  3. Is Aaron Schock loving these Phil Hare moments that Rep Schilling is spewing.
    Schock must be drooling.

  4. I saw this exchange unfold at the town hall last night.

    Timmons based his whole story off a 90 second exchange he had with Bobby as Bobby was leaving.

    It wasn’t an interview, it was pretty much an interrogation, with Timmons repeatedly browbeating Bobby with stale talking points, and Bobby trying to get a word in edgewise before being interrupted over and over again. The interview was cut off prematurely because of how ridiculous Timmons was behaving.

    During the presentation/Q&A, the corporate tax rate was mentioned once in passing. It was definitely not the focus of the event. Timmons obviously came prepared to go for the throat.

    The media is definitely out to get Schilling, and I think he knows that. But in this particular situation, the story is incredibly misleading compared to the actual conversation that took place.

  5. Hmmmm, if what AGO says is true, it looks like it’s payback time for what that Sharp Elbows guy did to Hare at the Kwincy Kerfuffle.

    In other words, what goes around, comes around.

    Holy. Freaking. Cats. It’s gonna be a loooong two years.

    Hey Dim Freaks, if you really want to get rid of me, buy my house—NOW!

  6. I don’t know that Bobby loses any cred’s on this statement. Most people think GE should pay more.

    It may not be the general corporate tax rates at work here, but special carve outs for those with powerful lobbyists.

  7. Hey Dim Freaks, if you really want to get rid of me, buy my house—NOW!”

    Are you moving to Iowa QCE?

  8. OK, I have room. But you’ll have to milk twice a day when I get the milk cows.

    Funny though, I was just today figuring some counters and a place for the sink so I could brew in the basement. The global meltdown I can tolerate, but I will have to have beer, especially with zombies chopping away at the door at all hours. 🙂

  9. I don’t see this as damaging Bobby much.

    Practically everyone, except Obama, was outraged that GE pays NO tax.

    It’s probably a good time to start thinking about tax reform again—which hasn’t been done since the Reagan era, although I wouldn’t trust Obama to do it in a fair or honest way.

    Maybe something to consider after the ’12 election. 🙂

  10. The “Gucci Gulch” is where the evil is … the well heeled lobbyists make quiet deals with congressmen in the hallway … they “carve out” special little nooks in the tax code that save their special company billions.

    Fortunately, Obama promised to fix all that …
    “I am running to tell the lobbyists in Washington that their days of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign. They won’t work in my White House.”


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