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Protesters Criticize Dold’s Position On Jobs

More than 35 people ask Congressman to support Schakowsky's bill.

A group of more than 35 protesters gathered outside to focus attention on the congressman's failure to support job growth and lack of accessibility to constituents Monday at the .

Organized by Moveon.org, the protesters thought Dold was holding a Town Hall meeting at the Lake Forest site. The event was an invitation-only discussion among local industrialists to discuss the use of exports to create jobs, according to Dold District Director Kelley Folino. 

 proposed this jobs bill to put 2.2 million people back to work,” said Marilyn Pagan-Banks of Chicago, one of the protestors. “We want him to support it.”

People held signs reading “Congressman Dold, Please Support the Emergency Jobs Bill” and “Jobs not cuts.” 

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Schakowsky’s proposed legislation will put people to work improving schools, parks and housing. It will also provide for additional police officers and fire fighters. Work would also be found for people helping with early childhood development and college students to better equip them in the employment market. 

Though Dold said he is not thoroughly familiar with the and will introduce in September, he thinks the private sector spurred by small business growth should be the ultimate job creator. 

“Is the government the one who is going to create jobs or is it the private sector?” Dold said. “We need to create an environment that enables the private sector get rid of uncertainty, invest in their businesses and hire more people.” 

With the unemployment rate hovering around nine percent for three years, Schakowsky is proposing legislation reminiscent of the New Deal efforts employed in the Depression of the 1930’s. 

“The private sector is not doing it,” Schakowsky said. “How are we going to fix the economy? In the Great Depression, this is what got the economy moving. That’s why I introduced my bill to put 2.2 million people back to work.” 

Though the two members of Congress agree jobs must be created, Schakowsky rejects Dold’s notion that business needs certainty. She thinks demand must be stimulated by people working and spending money. 

”They (job creators) don’t need certainty, they need customers,” Schakowsky said. “They need people with money to buy their products. We have a huge jobs deficit. It’s worse than the budget deficit. The government is in a position to step in and create some jobs.” 

Protestors were equally adamant about having greater access to Dold. “It appears he is only available to people with money,” said David Hatch of Chicago. “He had a Town Hall in Libertyville (Thursday), but it wasn’t on his website.” 

Since he was elected, Dold has held , 12 Teletown Hall calls reaching 80,000 people and one Twitter Town Hall, according to Folino. He has also held three public events for seniors. 

“We reached out with a telephone Town Hall to 20,000 people,” Dold said. “We had a Town Hall in Libertyville and robocalled 20,000 people. We are out there listening to people.”

Richard Schulte August 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM
"Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about empowering people to catch up, to give them the tools ... that make it possible for them to access all the hope, all the promise, all the opportunity that America offers. And our programs to help them should reflect that." "I know that it is popular in my party to blame the president, the current president. But the truth is the only thing this president has done is accelerate policies that were already in place and were doomed to fail. All he is doing through his policies is making the day of reckoning come faster, but it was coming nonetheless." Senator Marc Rubio (R-Florida)
Richard Schulte August 30, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Oh no, say it ain't so Joe: "This is exactly what has happened with the latest revelations from CERN over its landmark CLOUD experiment, whose significance Lawrence Solomon explains here: The science is now all-but-settled on global warming, convincing new evidence demonstrates, but Al Gore, the IPCC and other global warming doomsayers won’t be celebrating. The new findings point to cosmic rays and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of climate on Earth. The research, published with little fanfare this week in the prestigious journal Nature, comes from über-prestigious CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research involving 60 countries and 8,000 scientists at more than 600 universities and national laboratories. CERN is the organization that invented the World Wide Web, that built the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, and that has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere. In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes have done what global warming doomsayers said could never be done — demonstrate that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules that in Earth’s atmosphere can grow and seed clouds, the cloudier and thus cooler it will be." http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100102296/sun-causes-climate-change-shock/
Richard Schulte August 30, 2011 at 03:38 PM
There goes all the "green" jobs. . . OK, now that the global warming issue is settled, we can put Americans to work drilling for oil and natural gas and mining coal. No need for Congresswoman Schakowsky's "make work" jobs, we've got real private sector jobs in the energy industry. Prosperity returns to America. We've got a 600 year supply of oil in America, so we've got 600 more years to figure out what to do after the oil runs out. No need to rush to go out to buy a Chevy Volt.
Richard Schulte August 30, 2011 at 03:46 PM
"If Henrik Svensmark is right, then we are going down the wrong path of taking all these expensive measures to cut carbon emissions; if he is right, we could carry on with carbon emissions as normal." –Terry Sloan, BBC News 3 April 2008 "Best known for its studies of the fundamental constituents of matter, the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva is now also being used to study the climate. Researchers in the CLOUD collaboration have released the first results from their experiment designed to mimic conditions in the Earth’s atmosphere. By firing beams of particles from the lab’s Proton Synchrotron accelerator into a gas-filled chamber, they have discovered that cosmic rays could have a role to play in climate by enhancing the production of potentially cloud-seeding aerosols." –Physics World, 24 August 2011 In other words, the Sun causes changes in the Earth's temperature. Who would have thought that the Sun would have anything to do with the temperature on Earth? Ooops.
Pedro B September 13, 2011 at 07:46 PM
ROTFL The Volt isn't selling well because it's an overpriced American car ($41K) that under some conditions gets less mileage than a Prius.

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