Schneider, Dold See Small Business Reducing Unemployment

With only 80,000 new jobs added to the economy in June, job creation promises to be a major campaign issue for Congress. Take the Patch poll voicing your opinion on the best way to add jobs.


Small business is the economic force both and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, , see as the country’s job creation force.

While Schneider and Dold think America’s small businesses need easier access to capital and less regulatory burden, their campaigns are wasting little time branding the other as more extreme than their words show.

A firm idea of how to create jobs promises to be a key component of the fall campaign in the wake of Friday’s report showing only 80,000 new jobs created in June. Unemployment remains at 8.2 percent with underemployment at 14.9 percent, according to a report on CNBC.

Both graduates of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Dold and Schneider have experienced success with small business. Before going to Congress, . Schneider has not only turned around an insurance business, he has been a consultant to large and small operations.

“With small businesses being the engine of economic growth for the past two decades, accounting for the vast majority of new jobs during the period, we must ensure that they have access to capital,” Schneider said.

Dold touts his Main Street Jobs Agenda as the way out of the current economic morase. That program calls for giving small business the ability to find money it needs to grow more easily and reduce regulatory burden.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” Dold said on his Congressional website. “Right now they are burdened with uncertainty, red tape, and unknown regulations. We must implement smart regulations that get rid of red tape so that businesses are empowered to get moving again.”

Dold, Schneider Want to Lessen Regulation of Small Business

Schneider has no disagreement with Dold when it comes to the regulation of small business. He also wants to help them hire more workers through targeted tax incentives.

“We should be easing the burden of unnecessary regulation and offering targeted tax incentives for small businesses to grow, hire new employees, and pay higher wages,” Schneider said.

While neither Dold nor Schneider are specific about how they would change the tax laws to help small business, tax reform is part of Dold’s Main Street Agenda. “We must fix our tax code and implement pro-growth reforms so that we can spur the economy and get people back to work,” he said.

Campaiagns Attack Each Other

Meanwhile, Dold campaign spokesperson John McGovern considers Schneider’s proposals part of the reason job growth is slow. “Brad Schneider continues to tout his support of more spending, more taxes and more regulation that is job-killing, not job-creating,” McGovern said.

While McGovern tries to paint a picture of Schneider as someone who would increases taxes and spending, Schneider Campaign Manager Reed Adamson ties Dold to the Tea Party and blames him for what he considers the ineffectiveness of the House of Representatives.

“Instead of focusing on strengthening our economy or creating jobs, Congressman Bob Dold and the Tea Party in Washington have simply created more gridlock,” Adamson said. “Congressman Dold and his partisan ideology had their chance and they failed.”

Patch readers now have their chance to voice an opinion on what is needed to increase job growth in the country by taking the latest unscientific poll. The survey is about issues, not candidates. The poll closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Patch will share the results Thursday.

Danni July 11, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Guido-I wish I could understand-stupid me- if the state can create jobs, why does it chose to create only debt-RB must have made high interest loans to the State-and since the latest downgrading
Gary July 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM
It only took a 20 page document to create an entire country.
Danni July 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM
McCloud, Jan Schakowsky said, 10 minutes after the SCOTUS decision on the courthouse steps, "I would like to see doctors unionize." A doctor's strike will be good for the elderly and very young. Preganancy termination will be managed via union negotiation- already in the Union Doctor rule book draft, Article 2, Section 8, "All failed abortion attempts wherein a live birth occurs due to no fault of the attending medics, such medics will slam the small breathing human animal upon the nearest hard surface, preferably a cold tile floor, until no indication of life force exists and shall then depart the area-returning, and not prior to, extinction is certain, and body disposal is the sequential procedural action".
Dan Pritzker July 11, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I tried to verify McCloud's information and couldn't. I used Lexis Nexis and it's non existent blah blah on his part. I think McCloud needs to get back on his horse and return to The NBC Mystery Movie of the Week.
J.Lyn July 11, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I have a Quick and Easy Recipe for destroying our(?) cherished(?) Catholic Institutions. In a large bowl mix pure reason with critical thinking. Bring to high boil then set aside for later use. In another bowl use a heavy duty strainer and remove all the hog wash, fairy tales, superstitions, greed, manipulation, hubris and sexual repression from the heavenly cup of holy water. Keep some pieces of fine art to use as garnish. Toss contents of strained bowl down toilet and flush. Flush twice ...just to make sure it's good and gone. Wash hand thoroughly...it's a dirty business. So... there you have it...and taxes are not even an issue. I love recipe sharing...anyone have a variation to share?
Penny Novy July 11, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Sandra, I think other people would be more willing to debate with you if your posts weren't so abusive. You have referred to other posters as tea baggers and racists. Have you noticed that no one else has made statements like this?
J.Lyn July 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
"It only took a 20 page document to create an entire country". Gary...the era in which the founding fathers lived was...I would guess...a tad less complex than the era in which we live. Their sources of information were carried on horseback after all. A 20 page proclamation must have created some mighty painful hand cramps back in that day. Even still I am guessing they knew the difference between apples and oranges...which seems to elude you.
McCloud July 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM
It would only take one sentence to save this country, Obamascare is hereby repealed in its entirety.
Gary July 11, 2012 at 03:04 PM
J.Lyn, Nope. The Constitution was written with a thorough understanding of human nature, and human nature has not changed one bit since it's writing. Freedom is easy to describe, but controlling everyone in the country with agencies and bureaucrats takes hundreds of thousands of pages of rules, regulations, set-asides, penalties, favors, etc. Death by a thousand cuts. We can either live in a country where we are governed by the decisions of each individual making informed decisions based on their own knowledge and circumstance, or we live in a country where we are governed by the few who write these laws and hope they have made a decision that will work for every single one of us. Which do you choose?
Sandra Sims July 11, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Thanks for the advice, Penny, but I'm not here to debate. It is impossible to debate right wingers these days, they refuse to see reality and live in their Fox Spews/Limbaugh/Newsmax bubble. It would be like trying to debate with a Golden Retriever., Except that Golden Retrievers are cute and lovable. I am here to point out hypocrisy, idiocy, and lies. And yes, I am abrasive. Sorry, but I didn't create this atmosphere. Rightwing hate radio and Fox Spews did. I'm just living in it. Toodles.
Sandra Sims July 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Hyperbole, much? You win the Richard Schulte prize for stupidest post of the week. Congratulations. Tell him what he's won, Bob.
Danni July 24, 2012 at 07:22 PM
George Lemieux-either you believe in free enterprise or you don't-either you believe in socialist programs that reduce and eliminate competition or your don't-either you believe in the businessman's right to run his business as he sees fit and has the absolute right to maximize his profit while giving lawfully approved and good service to to his customer, or not. Which is it-it is black and white.
McCloud July 24, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Maybe George should give his house to the laid off high techs, since he's emjoyed it long enough. Time for the serious hope and change starting with fat cats who own their own houses.
McCloud July 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Maybe you should have not complained about your boss or overtime. Are you suggesting the company operate in the red? How do they pay the bills? You seem to not have a handle on this type of system, where companies have expenses, rent, payroll, taxes, insurance, heat, electricity, and soon Obamacare taxes.
Sandra Sims July 24, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Don't worry george, complete morons like McCloud will get what's coming to them. The very scum they are standing up for will let them down when they need it most, and it will be delicious to watch. I love the pig ignorant Republican middle class defending the very people who are destroying the middle class, and they don't even understand why. All they do is shout "socialism", as they have been programmed to. When what happened to you happens to McCloud and the other morons, they will probably blame Obama, just like that Schulte psycho blames Obama for his complete failure as a human being. And so it goes....
Abigail July 24, 2012 at 08:58 PM
George, you must be a little short on gray matter. With all the people who are unemployed or underemployed--you had a job and you screwed it up. Now you are blaming everyone except yourself for getting yourself laid off. If you could prove you weren't paid overtime, you would have reported it and been reimbursed by now, which leads me to believe you have no proof. Move on with your life and next time keep your complaints to yourself. At least you have one person who feels sorry for you--Sandra Sims, but that isn't saying much.
McCloud July 24, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Perhaps now that you have free time, open up a small business.
McCloud July 24, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I'm happy for you, sounds like your experience from Dold has given you the tools to live the American Dream. The reason for your rants against Dold are becoming clearer.
Abigail July 24, 2012 at 09:46 PM
George, there is one thing you should know--if you have made any false statements on this blog against Congressman Dold, Rose Pest Control, or its management, you could be sued for libel. This is not like gossiping in the grocery line at Jewell, you have put your accusations in writing in an effort to disparage Dold, Rose Pest Control, and its management--you can be sued if they can prove you and your accusations have no merit.
george lemieux July 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
The real Robert J. Dold's way of doing business: https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=CABA0L0AAGIJC0LD
Abigail July 24, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Free speech is okay, unless you slander someone. You may not have anything for anyone to take in a lawsuit, but they can tie up your finances and future earnings for years. That business your wife owns, well you could be paying out of the earnings. I don't care if you were wronged--slander and libel do not go away just because you're angry. Make sure you can prove what you say, or you can be forced to pay. I don't know if there is any investigation going on with Rose, I don't know if they did or did not pay overtime, or if any of your claims are truthful, but--again--you need to step back and be absolutely positive you can prove what you say. If you cannot, you have put your butt on the line. I am not making any threats against you. My concern is you are a target for a libel suit. I am not defending any employer who takes advantage of their employees--I have been mistreated many times by former employers, but I would NEVER list them here and name-names UNLESS I COULD PROVE WHAT I SAY!!
Abigail July 24, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Where's the information on your case against Rose? The one you referenced doesn't involve the labor practices you have been writing about.
Stuart Tindall July 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM
No, it's not a lot of info, but it does show that the Plaintiff was awarded damages from Rose. In essence, Rose was in the wrong about something.
Abigail July 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I am not asking you to show me anything. I am asking you to be absolutely sure of your proof before you make statements. And you can quit with the "your guy" business. If you were making statements about anyone else, I'd be saying the same thing and that is: be sure of your proof, because if your proof won't stand up in court--you could be leaving yourself open for a lawsuit. I am not the bad guy here--just someone who doesn't like people who throw out accusations with only their word to back it up. Come back and talk to us when your proof has won the case.
Abigail July 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Why should anyone believe you, George? None of us know you. You can make statements against Dold all day long and we're supposed to believe you? And just because you have a court case against Rose doesn't mean you have shown us any "facts." This isn't "facts!" It's only a court case that hasn't been decided. If you expect us to believe you when the case hasn't been decided yet, you must think we're all pretty damn stupid. As I said, come back and talk to us AFTER you have won your case. Until that time, shut up!!
Sandra Sims July 24, 2012 at 11:51 PM
If demonstrating extreme stupidity were an Olympic sport, Abigail would be bringing back the gold. Maybe she should take her own advice and shut up. What an embarrassment.
Abigail July 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM
George, you've really hit the big time with Sandra Sims on your side. Leave it to her to make comments that show how uneducated she truly is. She can't have an intelligent conversation with anyone on the blog because she doesn't know how. All she knows how to do is insult people. You can do better, George.
McCloud July 25, 2012 at 01:54 AM
George, now that you have your own business, perhaps you will learn or understand that paying for expenses is money out of your pocket. Things like taxes, including Obamacare taxes coming soon, inhibit one's ambition to risk more by just making payroll now as your goal instead of thinking about next year. Obama has started the war on business, a real conflict as opposed to the manufactured war on women.
Abigail July 25, 2012 at 03:22 AM
George, I'm done with you. It's impossible for me to reason with someone who's stuck on stupid, which is why I don't generally respond to Sandra either.
dold's supporter July 27, 2012 at 05:35 PM
To some of you who think Dold should pay his employees at Rose Pest Solution any overtime: Congressman Robert Dold does not steal any money from his employees. Those money belong to the Company and thus, to the owner. Besides, the overtime laws favor the lazy employees and I hope Congressman Dold will change them because paying an employee overtime might hurt the business up to the point of closing down. The country was built working more than 40 hours per week with no overtime so why today's lazy bumbs want it? It's amazing how evil Democrats are and how hard are trying to bankrupt small businesses who provide a job to people who don't deserve jobs anyway because many time, they steal from their employers.


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