Skip to comments.Tom McClintock: Sequestration is the only way to cut spending
Posted on 11/16/2012 3:07:59 PM PST by Perdogg
While most of official Washington is panicking over the prospect of budget sequestration set to kick in on Jan. 1, one congressman says the fiscal trigger is the best prospect the country currently has for getting spending under control.
Sequestrations the only hope we have to get spending under control, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), who sits on the House Budget Committee, told Human Events this week. I would like to see adjustments made within the sequestration levels to reduce the cuts to defense spending, spending. But its the only chance we have to avoid a sovereign debt crisis.
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I’m with you on McClintock. There are some worth supporting, and Tom is one of them.
Obama is going to gut the military anyway. Just say go over the cliff.
I laugh at dems supposedly worrying about tax hikes on the middle class after lying through their teeth about the Bush tax cuts for the rich all these years.
Give the voters what they asked for.
In addition to my previous post I want to say though that I don’t support “drafting” anyone that says they aren’t interested, or doesn’t make the move voluntarily to campaign for a specific office. It means to me they aren’t really all that interested, and won’t be putting their all into any campaign ie; Fred Thompson.
Need to hear it from Tom himself that he’s interested, and then for him to establish his campaign before I would jump in to support him.
During the California recall election McClintock was certainly right about Arnold Schitzzeneger.
Yes he did. My vote was for McClintock, and still have hopes for the future, but Tom has to say he wants to do it, and push all the buttons to start the machine.
Just another way to say there is no political will in DC to do what needs to be done.
The problem is the lying Dems will pin it on the GOP and the sheeple will blame them. No Media will point out that it was those evil “Bush Tax Cuts” expiring only that evil Rethuglikkans wouldn’t deal with Saint Obama.
It’s a no win situation.
GOP should point out that it was 6 GOP (3 moderate Congress and 3 moderate Senators) with 3 Dem Congressmen and 3 Senators who agreed to the deal in order to raise the debt ceiling. The MSM applauded this as badly needed bipartisanism, while conservative GOP who criticized the deal as kicking the can down the road were vilified by the MSM as obstructionist and playing politics with the debt ceiling. Now the MSM wants to criticize the deal??!!!!!! If you stand and fight they will shoot you, if you turn and run they will shoot you, if that is the deal, then stand and fight.
Although, there is another way whose time has passed these 4 days. Elect someone other than Obama!
Strange but true..
Nothing else is going to rein in the spending.
What a waste of a Recall in 2003.. and who knows what could have been. a chance to stem the tide of the madness that is unfettered growth in gubamint at all levels.
but endorsements by Hannity or Leno weren’t forthcoming and we got Terminated instead with climate control regs that killed off even more businesses and nailed the lid on the CaGoP’s future.. Yup, strange but true. and then the state goes recycle mode and re-elects Moonbeam. WeathDish 2012.
Tom McClintock for Governor was the last vote I cast in that sorry state before I skeedaddled to AZ. He would have had CA in a much better condition that Ahnold or Dippity-Do Moonbeam.
Sequestration seriously guts the military. IT MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN. There is NOTHING conservative about destroying our military readiness. Obviously, the military can and should be cut some, but NOT like this.
To even think sequestration is remotely “good” is to take leave from reality. One may as well surrender the country to China, Russia, et. al. Insanity!
I’m afraid he may be right.
Does anyone know precisely and correctly how many dollars would be cut under the so called “sequesteration” program?
My understanding is that the amount is approximately $45 billion for each year the next ten years.
Wow my Congressmen is got some balls, I will have to email him. He needs to stick with his guns.
to answer my own question, and after a little research, DOD is being asked to cut 492 billion dollars of spending between 2013 and 2021 or 9 years or approximately 55 billion in cuts per year. Exempt from this is the cost of any wars.
I think the question becomes for Freepers “how much of a cut from defense is enough, if any?”
It’s a good thing you finally recanted your position re: voting on your FR home page because I was beginning to question YOUR sanity!!!
Let’s get him elected President
I voted for McClintock when he was running for Governor in the California primary.
He’s actually a conservative, and not a GOP fraud pretending to be one.
He works hard at his job and is something of an expert on the boring subject of finance.
We need to make a list of the GOP stooges and phony-cons who refused to back Tom McC because they wanted someone more like themselves, Arnold Schwarzenegger. You know, a squish and a fraud.
First name on the list:
lmao. Tom's my guy for any position he seeks.
“Tom McClintock: Sequestration is the only way to cut spending”
Unfortunately, he’s right.
Not going to see any kind of legislation by agreement that cuts spending from this Congress, for at least two more years.
DEPOPULATE socialists from Congress. DEFUND their collectives, foreign and domestic. DISMANTLE their Unaccountable bureaucracies.
Socialism Is Legal Plunder
DEFUND. Prepare. Persevere.
You are 100% correct. It is sad to see so many on FR cheerleading for sequestration (I.e. The gutting of our military). Damn fools.
“Its a good thing you finally recanted your position re: voting on your FR home page because I was beginning to question YOUR sanity!!!”
Humorous you should write that. I didn’t “recant” anything....I caved in and violated my own beliefs. I’m not particuliarly proud of doing so.
Romney was a poor choice that should never have been made by the GOP. It was just that, at the end, even Romney was better than Obama. However, I wasted my time voting for Romney...as the current situation shows. I think/hope we will be wiser and do better in the future.
WE MUST have a REAL and BALANCED CONSERVATIVE candidate from the GOP in 2016. They need to be all three legs of conservatism - Social, National Defense, Fiscal
Sequestration might also be the best way to lay it on Zero’s desk - he signed it into law almost a year and a half ago. Repubs can merely say they respect his wisdom and integrity and have decided to allow the law he signed to be carried out without them getting into a partisan bicker-fest...
“Arnold supporters have the audacity to say that a vote for Tom McClintock is a vote for Bustamante”
Again, GOP toady Hugh Hewitt comes to mind.