Dold Proposes Law To Help Create Jobs

Schneider proposes ideas to expand employment.

Nearly every chance he gets, Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) tells people the most important issue facing the federal government is jobs and the economy.


Dold introduced legislation Thursday to reimburse employers for hiring and training new workers and explained it to a round table of employers and potential job seekers today in Lincolnshire. Schneider discussed some of his ideas with Patch this morning as well.

Under Dold’s proposal, a person who has been out of work for at least six months can go to an existing job center like the Illinois Department of Employment Security and obtain a certificate worth $7,000 to a prospective employer.

There is a catch to redeeming the certificate, according to Dold. A business must hire the person, offer training to develop the worker’s productivity, the person must be at the job at least six months and earn at least $15,000 in the first 10 months of employment.

“We want to give employers a tool to create jobs they can use,” Dold said. “We want to make sure it’s simple. We’re giving an opportunity to get valuable skills and something for the business willing to take the chance on them (the new hire).”

The proposed legislation will create a pilot program at 10 sites throughout the country to determine if it is feasible. If it works, Dold will push for expansion. He likes the idea because the government can gauge its success.

“It will be measurable,” Dold said of the program. “Often (the success) of programs cannot be measured. Here there will be very measurable results. Our goal is getting more people trained and back to work.”

Funding for the program will come from unspent money already allocated to job training. No action can be taken before the election because Congress will not return to Washington before then.

Schneider Sees Key Role for Small Business

Schneider, like Dold a small business owner, recognizes the importance of small business growth for economic recovery. He believes the last 19 months of economic growth is showing some improvement but more must be done.

 “If we get small businesses growing, hiring more workers and paying higher wages, then we can turn this economy around,” Schneider said. “In order to do that, the government can offer targeted tax incentives to small businesses that are looking to grow, hire more workers and pay higher wages.” 

When it comes to the long term unemployed, Schneider also believes training for jobs which are available is critical to put people whose skills are no longer useful into productive employment. 

“I believe we can help people who have been unemployed for months or even years by working to make higher education and technical or vocational training more accessible and crafting job training programs to ensure that American workers are qualified to fill the skilled job openings currently available,” Schneider said. 

Dold Releases Tax Returns, Schneider Declines 

In other campaign related news, Dold released his income tax returns for the last three years while Schneider claimed the financial disclosure forms he filed with Congress as required by law was sufficient, according to a Chicago Tribune story. 

“Anything voters would want to know about my finances, they can easily find in the personal disclosure forms that I filed with the House,” Schneider told Patch today. “Congressman Dold knows that he can't run on the specifics of his own record, so he's clearly just trying to make political hay out this to distract people from the fact that he votes with Republicans on every key issue."

Those disclosure forms show a range of income though nothing specific for Schneider or his wife, Julie Dann, a managing director at Mesirow Financial. They do show investment income between $200,000 and $550,000 per year for the family.

The Dold family showed income of $246,000 on its 2011 tax return, according to the Tribune story. Dold’s Congressional salary is $174,000 per year.

The Dold campaign did not furnish Patch with the tax returns when requested. The Schneider campaign provided the disclosure statements.

Bringin' Down Briarwood October 06, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Once again ... mindless. If you think that was a great economy, your standards are pretty low. Forget the partisan garbage for second and whose fault it was. 9/11 alone slowed down the economy for a year (being generous) and no one can blame that on Bush. Now, the rest of it ...
McCloud October 06, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Perhaps you are the partisan one, rather than bore you with economic indicators you should research them yourself. Bush had his share of problems, but the housing crisis started this mess.
Abigail October 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
It seems to me the Democrats don't have much of a solution to help businesses generate jobs and can't find their hind ends with both hands and a flashlight. The government does not generate jobs, but they can help businesses do so. Will the Dems do that--no. I have more faith in the Republicans than I do in the Dems. So, the bottom line is the Democrats have had control of the White House since the 2008 election to make changes and haven't done jack. They can't even pass a budget! Which brings me to the phony unemployment numbers--7.8%?? Is this a joke, or merely the "October surprise?" We all know that next month the numbers will be revised and will be over 8% again. Yes, if you want the current unemployment crisis--vote for a Democrat.
Abigail October 06, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Are you that George guy posting under a different screen name? It sure sounds like the same garbage he was spewing.
Tom B. October 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Bob Dold has the business experience to help get this economy going and get jobs created again. Brad Schneider doesn't: http://freebeacon.com/the-schneider-shenanigans/
Chilawyer October 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
What a hodge-podge of fallacies and misinformation. "Trickle down economics" was the derisive term used to describe Ronald Reagan's policies of cutting marginal tax rates down from as high as 70% and reducing the tax code to two rates (15% and 28%). Reagan argued that the tax cuts would not only benefit high-tax bracket individuals, but everybody, by stimulating consumer spending and investment. (This part the critics called "trickle down"). Reagan also argued that the economic growth would enhance tax revenues and actually lead to an increase in overall tax revenues (which did not happen during his first term). Trickle down economics has nothing to do with 1880's to 1910"s, because there was no federal income tax (except briefly during the Civil War) until 1914. That time period was one of great industrial and economic growth in the US, except the hiccup of the Panic of 1893. There was no "trickle down" in the 1930's. Rather, FDR increased income taxes and federal control of the entire enconomy. Most economists of all stripes agree that WWII, rather than FDR's economic policies, pulled the US out of the Great Depression.
dold's supporter October 06, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Oh :) you don't know even half of Dold's "business experience." I don't wish it on your family...
Guido McGinty October 07, 2012 at 02:41 AM
"as it is the law in Illinois and one could be fired for no reason" Why should the law be different? A job is not a right.
Guido McGinty October 07, 2012 at 02:43 AM
"Over his 16 years of small business if he does not take in revenue for merely 3 of them does that make him a failure?" It doesn't make him a businessman, small or otherwise. "I'm much more concerned about Dold signing a pledge saying he will never, ever, allow the federal government to raise revenue." This is a feature, not a bug. The Central State already steals too much money.
Lee October 07, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Right on, Chris! They did NOTHING about jobs except prevent the jobs bill from even being voted on.
Lee October 07, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Dold voted for cuts in Medicare which will increase the cost for the average senior citizen an estimated $7500/year. He also voted to privatize Social Security. All this while he voted to keep the perks such as first class plane travel and free postage to members of Congress. What a gem.
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 07, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Yea, that's me - the partisan guy. The guy who usually votes democrat trying to add something reasonable to your incredibly poor attempt to cover the Cheney administration. There were so many levels of a bad economy throughout his eight years, it's not even amusing. But you're right: Let's look at those indicators after 9/11. You might want to check out S&P 500 and unemployment rates for three years after 9/11. Are we going to call gas prices an indicator? OK, no need. As for your statement about "eight years of Bush," you might also want to look at when housing starts began to drop - not just dive (although that was under Bush also). So much for the great housing market between 00-06.
Rorkesdrift October 07, 2012 at 12:20 PM
The investment income is generated because his wife's family sold their insurance business to Messirow. The family now gets investment income due to the Messirow stock and Julie has a managemnt position.
D'skidoc October 07, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Yo Abigail....The Democrats do have the solution. The filbuster sentate won't let anything go by they don't want to talk about and the do nothing congress is where the laws actually (don't) come from. (Voting 35 times to end "The Affordable Care Act" is not showing forward thinking). We have had good private sector job growth (note I didn't say great) for almost 4 years, but the public sector has been held back by the GOP lawmakers (not The President). We should have hired back all those fired teachers and other public service providers. We should have been fixing our bridges and other infrastructure all along. We could have 5% unemployment now if the GOP hadn't decided that one term for the President was more important than the economy. GOP=Politics before governance.
D'skidoc October 07, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Whatsamatter lawyer? Jealous he has a successful spouse? Are you one of those "barefoot and pregnant" guys?
MS October 07, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Harry Reid wants Schneider to release his tax returns, right?
Michael Ioffe October 07, 2012 at 01:34 PM
As example I use Steven Jobs company-Apple. Steven Jobs had all money, which he need and the best inventions in the world. In result he create few thousand high paying jobs and ten thousand distribution jobs for his product in USA. MOST OF JOBS WERE CREATED OVERSEAS. Conclusion: money alone and not all innovation will improve jobs in USA. We need support all innovation, but pay more attention to those, which will create jobs in USA. Wildfires take more than 45.000,000 acres of forests, which grow at least last 200 years, during a period less than 12 years. It's means that during all of this time all growing mass of forests almost at all area of 747 million acres in USA gone due to wildfires.
Michael Ioffe October 07, 2012 at 01:35 PM
What else? We still have in USA and Canada 100,000,000 acres of forests affected by killer beetles. They are decayed together with useless land, which in result emitted the same GHGs in the atmosphere in amount, which together with wildfires is bigger than from all transportation and power plant in USA. Mexico, and Canada together. All GHGs will be distributed all around the world during one week. At the same time these dry forests will never evaporate additional water from the soil; will never increase humidity in the atmosphere; will never increase probabilities of rain. If instead of advise to government of USA to waste money and resources on solar cells and windmills (disaster for economy and environment) we will start in 2000 cut all affected by killer beetles trees and fire them together with larvae of killer beetles probabilities of drought in USA and Canada will be significantly less and not so severe.
Michael Ioffe October 07, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Right now Republicans, Democrats and all population of USA must make priority #1 cleaning area from dead trees and regrow forests as soon as possible. In my opinion the best way to do this job is building small power plants in affected forests and use wood from dead trees as the cheapest source of energy for electricity, heat, hot water production. It will be zero emission energy production. It will be very profitable businesses with jobs, which will never go overseas despite globalization. It will be real cooling of continent of North America by cooling process of evaporation of water from soil by trees and increasing probabilities of rain. It will be more probabilities of increase of production by farmers, because more of rain. It will be very helpful to start cleaning all ponds, lakes, streams, creeks; to start building of reservoirs to collect spring water. These jobs we could start in this fall. The same as in this fall we could start creation of systems to relocate water from flooded area to dry. These jobs, also will never go overseas and will be very profitable
Joseph Robert October 07, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Robert Dold = Tea Party Candidate = Too extreme to lead!
dold's supporter October 07, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Guido Mginty tells us that "A job is not a right." I am happy you do not vote my friend...with such a philosophy you are a danger to yourself, your family and the society you live in. Maybe being a billionare is a right...in your twisted mind... Republicans don't think housing, working or health care is a right. Only minimum-wage is a right not to be broken by pay increases hahahahaha. Republicans need to be thrown out of every office they hold. Nobody minds people making like bandits but...live and let live yet Republicans believe in they and no one else has a right to good life. No wonder they oppose immigration from Germany and France and Italy...because those know month-long vacation and free health care is posible. Republicans only bring in losers from Somalia and Mexico who cut your grass and call you "sir." Republican Party-good for their families, bad for human race.
phylis bagan October 07, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Durbin and Dold cosponsored 2 bills together... Why isn't Harry Reid or Mr. Durbin all over media demanding that Mr. Schneider release his tax forms.... chi lawyer..I don't know who you are, but I would like to you some day. Your posts are well written, and give facts...thank you
McCloud October 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Why wouldn't being a billionare be a right? No need to stop yourself short there pal.
Louis G. Atsaves October 07, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Chicago Tribune: "To call Dold a Tea Party candidate is laughable." They endorsed Dold today citing him to be the least partisan Congressman on the Hill. Those wild Schneider exaggerations (love the nonsense about drilling for oil in Lake Michigan mailer) along with his exaggerations about his consulting business and three different contradictory explanations about it makes him a serial exaggerator unfit for public office. Those videotapes of the Tribune Endorsement sessions and Daily Herald endorsement sessions on their websites were brutal on Schneider, who would hurl out a reckless charge, then stammer and stumble in the face of facts. He looked pathetic. Here's hoping the current serial exaggerator in the White House also gets served his eviction papers. He allowed record record foreclosures and untold suffering on the middle class while he bailed out those who ruined our economy on Wall Street. Even Romney cited this and demanded regulations while Obama grimaced over the reminders of his numerous failures. Wait for another 120,000 to receive their layoff notices due to Simpson-Bowles which he wanted to tacked AFTER the election while we also get clobbered when the Bush Tax Cuts expire. In the 10th Congressional District, an average of $7,600.00 per household tax increase? This is what Obama wanted according to Bob Woodward of the Washington Post. Is this what we want?
Guido McGinty October 07, 2012 at 09:30 PM
"We could have 5% unemployment now if the GOP hadn't decided that one term for the President was more important than the economy." LOL. Do the words "balance sheet recession" mean anything to you?
Guido McGinty October 07, 2012 at 09:33 PM
"Republicans don't think housing, working or health care is a right" No one who understands liberty or rights would call those things rights. You only have negative rights. Almost all positive rights are invalid since they require infringement on someone else's rights.
Chilawyer October 07, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Doc, you are taking way too much of your own medication. It's wonderful that Mrs. Schneider is so successful. I wish that SHE would run for Congress instead of her layabout husband who lies about being a successful businessman as a sham to get the political support of other business people.
Chilawyer October 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM
If working (for pay) is a right, then it's about time highlandpark.patch put us all on the payroll, don'tcha think? Better make it six figures, HP Patch, or we'll know you're run by Republican tightwads. And I want "dold's supporter" for our union steward; he'll make the bosses' lives hell for sure.
dold's supporter October 09, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Atsaves...did Tribune mentioned the lawsuits against Dold? You know...the federal one regarding non-pament of overtime to Rose Pest employees...did Tribune said a word about it? Go shove your pro-milionaire paper you know where but do it quick...they are bankrupt and soon to be renamed Chicago Pravda as they go out of their ways to keep voters unaware of Dold's character and way of doing business.
Guido McGinty October 09, 2012 at 08:27 PM
By the lawsuits you mean your lawsuits, right? We know all about those, George.


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