John Shimkus has sold us out. I never thought I'd see the day a Republican would vote to raise taxes, but Shimkus voted for the GOP bill that eliminates many of the deductions that we in the middle class use -- all to cut taxes for corporations that ship our jobs overseas. The GOP bill explodes our deficit by 2 Trillion dollars, and they plan to pay for that by cutting our Medicare and Social Security. Mr. Shimkus put his wealthy donors ahead of the interests of his voters here in east central Illinois. He's been in Washington too long and has become corrupted by it. It's time for someone new.
Todd Bruns, Charleston