They Laugh Alike, They Walk Alike, At Times They Even Talk Alike…

you could lose your mind!

In what must be considered a text book “fair and balanced” article in the D/A, the primary theme is just how much alike Cheri Bustos and Bobby Schilling really are. This isn’t exactly breaking news since I could see it from 1200 miles away, but this might be a useful guide for the LIV in the QC portion of the 17th CD.

There wasn’t much new ground broken here and since the policy positions of both are well known to my readers, I’ll just mention one item that I thought was interesting. After mentioning that last election Bustos beat Schilling by a considerable margin:

“But this year’s election is likely to be more competitive because it’s a mid-term, which usually produces a smaller turnout that’s more favorable to Republicans.”

This makes it sound like the 17th will see-saw from GOP to Dem forever depending on if it is a mid-term or presidential election.

Is this really true?

Which brings in the discussion about raising the minimum wage nationally to $10.10 per hour.

Cheri delivers the already trite Dem talking point about how nobody who works hard should live in poverty.

Schilling says if the rate is raised that high, he will have to close his pizza shop? Is this really true? I thought most of his employees shared his DNA.

The D/A quotes the CBO on how many jobs will be lost vs. how many will be lifted from poverty but frankly, in this case I think it is bogus. The consequences of raising the minimum wage are well documented and well known so I don’t buy what CBO is selling.

But so what? This isn’t about any of that, this push for a massive increase of the minimum wage is all about the quote above—Dems attempting to get their base out to vote so the Dems won’t lose more ground in Congress and Obama won’t be subject to unrestricted oversight by an all-GOP congress.


Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

5 thoughts on “They Laugh Alike, They Walk Alike, At Times They Even Talk Alike…”

  1. You do realize that the opinion editors is a republican, right? When her feathers are ruffled by a liberal letter writer, she’ll write back to them saying things like “you and your little liberal friends”. Anyone who has ever met Roger knows that he’s a staunch conservative as well. So, the old argument that the A/D is “biased” is far from true. Quit clutching your pearls everytime you think little Bobby or any other republican has been slighted by a “biased” paper.

  2. So what? I said the article was fair and balanced and well done, at least for the LIV crowd—where did I say it was biased?

    Paranoid much? Need reading comprehension lessons? Drinking before noon? What the hell are you talking about?

  3. Everyone in town knows that Schilling’s pizza pie place is teetering on bankruptcy. The place is a virtual ghost town. And what are the ethics of Bobby Schilling paying himself rent for his campaign office in East Moline? Talk about a conflict of interest. Don’t even get me started about “Bob I need a Job” selling American passports to foreigners!

  4. A fascinating and provocative comment Randy, but do tell—give us the details on your baseless allegations.

  5. It never see-sawed under Railsback or Evans. If a candidate can find a way to get entrenched in the system reelection seems to get easier each year.

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