"Like my opponent, incumbent Congressman Bobby Schilling, Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan are committed to a budgeting philosophy that asks seniors, the middle class and small businesses to sacrifice, while big corporations and millionaires continue to get unfair tax breaks and other taxpayer-funded handouts. Congressman Schilling supports Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it and asks seniors to pay $6,400 more for the care they need- a plan that is now assured to be a key issue in this election.
"Congressman Schilling and his friends in Washington need to get their priorities straight. We need to reign in wasteful spending, but we must protect benefits like Medicare and Social Security that hard-working people across Illinois have paid a lifetime into. Congressman Schilling, however, is marching right behind Congressman Ryan who is steadfast in his pursuit to protect the Bush tax breaks for millionaires, oil companies and companies that outsource jobs at a cost of further weakening our middle class.
"My loyalty is to working families and the middle class and I will fight for them in Congress."
Cheri Bustos is a working mother with three grown sons and is married to a Sheriff's Deputy with the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department. Bustos is running to fix Washington's priorities to responsibly cut spending and ensure that middle class families and good jobs come first.