Robert Marshall, M.D.

Dr. Marshall on the Issues

Robert Marshall for U.S. Senate for Illinios is a campaign to elect Dr. Marshall, a Burr Ridge, Illinois, resident. His positions on issues such as political corruption, health care reform, and economic recovery are open and transparent, and affect each and every voter who supports him. Here, he has tried to be as candid as possible, though he always welcomes questions from the people he hopes to represent.

Political Corruption

In recent years, the great city of Chicago and the state of llinois have once again fallen victim to rampant political corruption, abuses of office, and deterioration of the public trust in the elected officials charged with safeguarding our streets, restoring our economic vitality, and guaranteeing our future interests. Robert Marshall wants to combat political corruption and cronyism by supporting:

• Term Limits for U.S. Senators (2 Terms/12 Years) & Congressmen (5 Terms/10 Years)
• Term Limits for Illinios Senators (12 Years) & State Reps. (5 Terms/10 Years)
• Public Support of Political Campaigns to Minimize the Influence of Politically & Financially Powerful Interest Groups & Their Agendas

Illegal Political Corruption

Energy and Environment

Now more than ever, energy independence is an integral part of our national security. Gone are the days when the cost of our reliance on foreign oil could be measured with the dollar sign. In these times, our dependence on foreign oil endangers our security, our national stability, and our standing in the world community. To decrease our dependence on foreign oil, Robert Marshall supports green initiatives, alternative fuel sources, and research in sustainable energies. Of course, we must strike a balance between environmental concerns and the cost of American jobs. Robert Marshall believes that American ingenuity can bring about a sustainable, ecologically responsible economy, which can provide employment opportunities for all.

Economic Recovery

When big companies get themselves into financial trouble, the Federal Government bails them out. When your small business comes upon hard times, who is there to help you? Where does the help come from? There cannot be one set of laws and policies for the rich and powerful, and yet another for the average, hard-working American.

The best way to get our national economy back on its feet is to stimulate middle class spending. The best way to do that, of course, is through tax relief for the middle class.

Eliminate The Tolls

Everyday hundreds of thousands of people enter our state on our highways and they pay nothing to finance these superhighways. They can pass through the state without paying any tolls, buying gasoline or any other products, not even candy bars. They pollute our air, clog up our highways and use our services but in many cases do not contribute a penny to the State of Illinois for using these services.

I have a plan whereby these motorists will pay their fair share and in fact we can eliminate the internal tolls on the highways that we use.

The solution is to place tolls on the entrances to the state and charge a reasonable fee for these out of staters using our highways. We can charge something in the range of 3 to 4 dollars for a car and more for a truck to use our entire highway system. This should generate almost enough money to support the whole system and we can therefore eliminate the tolls that we are paying on the older highways. The newer highways, such as Route 355, have not been paid for and therefore these tolls can remain until the bonds are paid off. We will still be paying our fair share through gasoline taxes.

The revenue from the gasoline taxes will decrease in the future since more people will be using electric cars. We will therefore have to change the federal laws to support the highways by a different mechanism and my plan for supporting the highways with tolls at the entrances to the State of Illinois will solve this problem.

It is time to ELIMINATE THE TOLLS on the internal highways that we have paid for several times over in the past decades.