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The first ad of the general election from the Brad Schneider campaign: "What You See."


Our first television ad of the general election hit the airwaves today. Please take a look.

Throughout this campaign, the number one concern that I hear from people across the district is that Congress “isn’t getting anything done.” We put this ad together as a summary of this issue and what we will do to turn things around. All of the bickering has drowned out any consideration of the even-keeled, common-sense policies we need to rebuild the middle class, make college more affordable, and make health care more accessible.

We’ve been lacking sensibility in Congress for too long. There’s simply nothing sensible about wasting $50 million in taxpayer money on 80 hours of debate, voting 33 times to symbolically repeal the Affordable Care Act. And there’s nothing reasonable about opposing basic workplace protections for all Americans or voting to end the Medicare guarantee, replacing it with an expensive voucher. Yet, that’s exactly what my opponent and his Tea Party allies have done during his term in office.

It’s time to move beyond the partisan bickering and gridlock. The issues before us are complex and challenging, and the only way we can tackle them is together. That’s the approach I’ve used for more than 25 years helping small businesses succeed, and it’s the same levelheaded approach I’ll bring to Washington. What you see is what you get.

I hope you enjoy the ad.

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Brad Schneider
Candidate for United States Congress - 10th District 

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Guido McGinty September 05, 2012 at 10:42 PM
"Which numbers are being ignored?" Start here: http://brucekrasting.com/on-the-social-security-2012-report-to-congress/ http://brucekrasting.com/bernanke-my-goal-is-to-wreck-social-security/
Guido McGinty September 05, 2012 at 10:54 PM
"And end tax loopholes that let's you make $2 mil profit and pay 0$ in income tax beause of "expenses."" It appears that you cannot define profit or revenue. How does deducting expenses from revenue constitute a loophole? That view is childish. "How in the hell can you spend more than your company made yet still be in business next year?" Several ways: A strong capital base, previously retained earnings, differences between cash flows and P&L, credit, loans, additional equity investments, cutting expenses where possible and necessary, etc. "And if you mean Obama the warmonger...which wars did he start?" Under Obama, we've initiated acts of war in Libya, Somalia, Yemen and the Congo at a minimum. If possible, you should ask the parents of the Pakistani children who were murdered by Barry's sky robots if they think he's a warmonger. http://www.salon.com/2011/04/22/drone/ "population grows not only in retirees....taxes are flowing in as you read this and use electricity" OK, I'm beginning to see the source of your confusion. Why would electricity or other general taxes be used in the SS fund? It won't happen. Further, retirees will be growing faster than the general population later this decade. Hence the statistic that there will be 2 workers for every SS beneficiary before 2030. Hence my contention that those under 55 should consider anything received as a bonus.
Guido McGinty September 06, 2012 at 03:07 AM
"If all Presidents will match Obama's "wars" I'll be pleased. It is a shame a Democrat obtains better results with less expenses than a Republican." This is what you're endorsing on behalf of the current Warmongering Peace Prize Guy. This should disgust free people. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CBpR5TSM8-o/Tkkd7cahHOI/AAAAAAAAAGY/eVcSHgKdLEc/s1600/drones.png http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pN6AVZtYsbI/TkkeW0byiII/AAAAAAAAAGg/_MpX5L3LGug/s1600/drones2.png http://infowebstorm.com/2011/11/01/obama-targets-and-assassinates-16-year-old-from-denver-colorado-salon-com-glen-greenwald/drone_attacks_in_pakistan/
Guido McGinty September 06, 2012 at 03:10 AM
"Robert J. Dold does not have the moral qualifications to represent anyone, much less the richest area of Illinois." Based on your assessment of Barry Obama, you lack the qualifications to judge morals.
RationalTht September 06, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Mr. Schneider - maybe if Reid and the Democrats in the senate were not sitting on legislation just so they and Obama don't have to go on record, maybe things would get done. Why do you think they haven't passed a budget in 4+ years? Reid doesn't want any of the out of control spending to go on record. Also, raising taxes on the "rich" just doesn't add up from a _math_ perspective. Even taking 100% from the rich would just be a few percent of the total overspending.

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