From Crain’s Chicago Business:
A group called the Jobs and Progress Fund plans to spend more than $16,000 on television attack ads in Mr. Schock’s downstate district starting today, Crain’s has learned.
“Washington has a strange effect on politicians. Just four years in Congress, and Aaron Schock has voted for massive tax increases and mountains of debt,” according to a transcript of the ad. “It’s . . . well . . . shocking.”
The Peoria congressman, who is considering a run for governor, was one of 85 House Republicans — including six others from Illinois — who voted for the deal, which passed 257-167. Four Illinois Republicans voted against it, including Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton, Rep. Randy Hultgren of Winfield and two others who are no longer in Congress.
The bill divided Republicans because it let payroll tax cuts expire and it raised tax rates for couples making more than $450,000 and individuals making more than $400,000, even though it extended Bush-era tax cuts for everyone else.
MY TWO CENTS: Who cares what a buch of Ohioans think, anyway? That vote was probably the most fiscally responsible one Schock has ever cast.