CHICAGO (CBS) — Suburban Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is assure the business community that she is ready to respond to their needs.
As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, Duckworth, a Democrat, says manufacturers in the 8th Congressional District tell her most Democrats demonize them – criticizing them for buying parts overseas, but not praising them for the jobs they keep here.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
Duckworth says they’re right, and deserve a break.
“That’s why I propose a tax credit for businesses that hire someone who’s been unemployed for more than six months. We have to have more respect for our business owners, and frankly, we have to listen to them,” Duckworth said. “I think that’s something we can do on both sides.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dangerous Subzero Temps, Lake Effect Snow In Some Areas
Duckworth is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who suggests she is more interested in talking about losing her legs flying a helicopter gunship shot down over Iraq, than discussing local issues.
Duckworth laughs, pointing to recent meetings business owners asking for bipartisan help.
Duckworth is the guest on WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” program this weekend, and you can hear more Sunday at 9:30 am and 9:30 pm.MORE NEWS: Some Express Concern About Prospect Of 18-Year-Old Drivers Being Allowed To Drive Semi-Trailer Trucks Across State Lines
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports