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  • Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock

    05/02/2014 9:17:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/2/14 | Seema Mehta
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican. Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the past, the two — with 60 years in elected office between them — would have coasted to reelection, the field cleared by their longevity, stature and party blessing. Not anymore. The party primary is gone in California, except for presidential contests, and with it the parties' ability to protect their stalwarts. Today, Honda and McClintock find their jobs threatened by younger challengers in...
  • Congressional hopeful defined by freedom

    11/06/2013 1:52:57 PM PST · by go_tom · 1 replies
    CalWatchdog ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | Katy Grimes
    SACRAMENTO — Having faith in freedom, Igor Birman is hoping voters “hire” him for Congress. “I’m here on a job interview asking you to hire me,” Birman tells voters he meets. Birman, a Russian Jewish Immigrant and Republican, announced in September he is running for Congress against Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from Congressional District 7. At 32, Birman has a unique ability to reach young and ethnic voters who historically have been wooed by Democrats. At a Sacramento coffee shop, he sat down to talk to me. “I was defined by freedom,” Birman said when we met this week....
  • Rep. McClintock (R-CA) breaks down the debt crisis

    10/15/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    human events ^ | october 15, 2013
    Mr. Speaker: The debt limit exists for a simple reason: to assure that public debt isn’t recklessly piled up without Congress periodically acknowledging it and addressing the spending patterns that are causing it. If a debt limit increase is supposed to be automatic, as the President suggests, there really is no purpose to it. A new dimension has now appeared in this discussion. Unlike every one of his predecessors, this President has vowed that unless Congress unconditionally raises the debt limit, the United States will default on its sovereign debt. But a failure to raise the debt limit would not...
  • Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' if GOP Caves on Debt Ceiling

    10/15/2013 10:34:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Go ^ | 15 October 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    On the House floor on Monday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) argued that President Barack Obama’s activities during the government shutdown over Obamacare are a sign to him that Obama would act nefariously to attack the full faith and credit of the United States of America by taking the country into a default in a debt ceiling crisis if the president does not get everything he wants in negotiations. “Given the ruthless and vindictive way the shutdown has been handled, I now believe that this president would willfully act to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States unless...
  • Why We Need the Full Faith and Credit Act

    10/03/2013 4:18:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5-9-13 | Jhhn Avlon
    The debt ceiling should really be renamed the default ceiling. This catastrophic game of chicken cost the U.S. our AAA credit rating and $19 billion when it was last employed in the summer of 2011 by House radicals who pretended their intransigence was a stand for fiscal responsibility. Now the default ceiling is looming again, promising yet another showdown between President Obama and House Republicans. But even Speaker John Boehner realizes that the 50 or so radicals on the far right of his own party—the Bachmann, Broun, Gohmert and King crew—are the greatest impediment to responsible self-government right now. That’s...
  • More Republicans Poised to Run Against Freshman Ami Bera

    08/23/2013 1:50:29 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/23/2013 | Emily Cahn
    The Republican field in California’s competitive 7th District is poised to grow after Labor Day, with two prospective candidates planning to make announcements about the race. Former Rep. Doug Ose, a Republican who represented a large portion of the redrawn 7th District from 1999 until 2005, is expected to make an announcement on his plans for the race after Labor Day, according to a source close to Ose’s campaign. The source would not confirm whether Ose plans to run, but other operatives in the Golden State say Ose is likely to enter the race. Another Republican, Igor Birman, who currently...
  • Request for 90 day extension of comment period

    06/18/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | 6.18.2013 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Re: Request for 90 day extension of comment period Dear Director Ashe: We write regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species. We request you extend the comment period by no less than 90 days to ensure that public input is maximized and the effects of this proposal are fully understood. These listings and the associated critical habitat will...
  • America Still The Shining City On A Hill: GOP Must Not Abandon Its Principles

    12/13/2012 4:22:30 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Igor Birman
    What possibly could inspire someone to leave behind the comfort and familiarity of home and the warmth of friends and relatives to seek the unknown alone in a foreign land? It’s a question Republicans should ask as a panicked posse presses us to leave behind our principles in order to appeal to the growing immigrant vote. Here’s a hint: The motivation is not a longing for big government. I arrived in the United States as a refugee from Russia in 1994 with my family, a few bags and a dream of life in liberty. After Russian police had torn apart...
  • Common Sense After a Close Election

    11/20/2012 3:08:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Tom McClintock ^ | Rep Tom McClintock - CA4
    I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting and standing by me in this crucial election. I am glad to report that we were victorious on Election night by securing over 61 percent of the vote in my new district. Yet, with the election a few weeks behind us, we are now facing a serious challenge in front of us as we try to make some sense out of the disappointing presidential election outcome. One of the lessons that we should take from this experience is that capitulation on our values and principles...
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • Essential Air Service House Chamber, Washington, D.C.

    06/27/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock
    Congressman Tom McClintock ^ | June 26, 2012 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    Mr. Chairman: If the House is to live up to the promises the Republican majority made to the American people to bring spending under control, some tough choices are going to have to be made. But this amendment isn’t one of them. This is about the easiest choice the House could possibly make: to put an end to the so-called “Essential Air Service” that lavishly subsidizes some of the least essential air services in the country. This program shells out nearly $200 million a year – including $114 million of direct taxpayer subsidies – to support empty and near-empty flights...
  • Essential Air Service House Chamber, Washington, D.C.

    06/27/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 3 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock ^ | June 26, 2012 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    Mr. Chairman: If the House is to live up to the promises the Republican majority made to the American people to bring spending under control, some tough choices are going to have to be made. But this amendment isn’t one of them. This is about the easiest choice the House could possibly make: to put an end to the so-called “Essential Air Service” that lavishly subsidizes some of the least essential air services in the country. This program shells out nearly $200 million a year – including $114 million of direct taxpayer subsidies – to support empty and near-empty flights...
  • Subsidizing Failure

    06/07/2012 11:46:04 AM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 4 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | June 1,2012 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    Subsidizing Failure House Chamber, Washington, D.C. June 1, 2012 Mr. Chairman: This amendment saves nearly one and a half billion dollars by ending the failed Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. If we’re serious about an “all of the above energy policy” we’ve got to stop using taxpayer money to pick winners and losers based on their political connections, and instead require every energy company to compete on its own merits as decided by the customers it attracts by offering better products at lower cost. For too long we have suffered from the conceit that politicians can make better energy...
  • Subsidizing Failure

    06/07/2012 11:45:58 AM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | June 1,2012 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    Subsidizing Failure House Chamber, Washington, D.C. June 1, 2012 Mr. Chairman: This amendment saves nearly one and a half billion dollars by ending the failed Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. If we’re serious about an “all of the above energy policy” we’ve got to stop using taxpayer money to pick winners and losers based on their political connections, and instead require every energy company to compete on its own merits as decided by the customers it attracts by offering better products at lower cost. For too long we have suffered from the conceit that politicians can make better energy...
  • INVESTIGATE IRS HARASSMENT OF TEA PARTY GROUPS

    04/22/2012 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2012 | REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK
    A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes.  They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together. [Snip] We don’t apply a political test to these civic groups – we recognize the fundamental right of Americans to organize and to pool their resources to promote whatever causes they believe in...  [Snip] In order to be recognized as non-profit groups, these organizations must register with the IRS – a purely ministerial function that has, in the past, been applied...
  • We’ve Heard this Song Before

    01/25/2012 3:19:59 PM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 5 replies
    After President Clinton took a drubbing from voters in the 1994 Congressional election, he realized his policies weren't working. He promptly declared, "The era of big government is over," and he then went about making good on that declaration: • He reduced spending by a miraculous 3 1/2 percent of GDP. • He attacked entitlement spending and abolished the ballooning open-ended welfare system. • He signed what amounted to the biggest capital gains tax cut in American history. • He delivered the only four budget surpluses in four decades. • And he produced a period of prolonged economic expansion. President...
  • Putting Freedom Back to Work

    10/27/2011 12:22:13 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    http://www.McClintock.house.gov ^ | October 27, 2011 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    House Chamber, Washington, D.C. October 26, 2011 M. Speaker: The government’s continuing failure to address our nation’s gut-wrenching unemployment stems from a fundamental disagreement over how jobs are created in the first place. We are now in the third year of policies predicated on the assumption that government spending creates jobs. We have squandered three years and trillions of dollars of the nation’s wealth on such policies, and they have not worked because they cannot work. Government cannot inject a single dollar into the economy until it has first taken that same dollar OUT of the economy. True, we can...
  • California, the Example of What the Nation Could Become

    10/11/2011 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    California Political Review ^ | October 10, 2011 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    I want to welcome this groundbreaking scientific expedition to the savage lands of the Left Coast. You are here in California to answer an important theoretical question and now you have your answer. Yes, this is what Barack Obama’s second term would look like. Study it. Fear it. And then go home and make sure that it never happens to the rest of the country. Of course, in spite of all of its problems, California is still one of the best places in the country to build a successful small business. All you have to do is start with a...
  • A Second Term for Obama Would Make the United States Go as California Has Gone

    10/09/2011 1:42:39 AM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 62 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Oct 8, 2011 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    welcome...to the savage lands of the Left Coast. You are here in California to answer an important theoretical question and now you have your answer. Yes, this is what Barack Obama’s second term would look like. Study it. Fear it. And then go home and make sure that it never happens to the rest of the country. ... the tale of how, in the span of a single generation, the most prosperous and golden state in the nation became an economic basket case. ... The political Left gradually gained dominance over California’s government and has imposed a disastrous agenda of...
  • Poll: Who should run against Dianne Feinstein in 2012? {FReep for McClintock!}

    09/21/2011 6:46:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/21/11 | Dan Smith
    Michael Reagan has ruled out a candidacy, and Republicans are still looking for a challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein next year. . . . Could the GOP have a chance, even in this bluest of blue states?
  • Dan Lungren won't challenge Tom McClintock for Congress

    09/07/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/7/11 | Dan Morain
    Rep. Dan Lungren has decided against challenging fellow Republican Congressman Tom McClintock and instead will run in what is a swing district that extends from Elk Grove to Folsom, his campaign manager said today. "Unless something changes, he will run in the 7th Congressional District and is confident in doing so," Lungren adviser Rob Stutzman told The Bee. Lungren had toyed with running against McClintock, the more conservative of the two, in the 2012 GOP primary for the 4th Congressional District.
  • Cruise Control Act of 2011 By Congressman Tom McClintock

    08/20/2011 10:46:11 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 14 replies
    The Lakeside News ^ | August 19, 2011 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    Federal spending has ballooned 28 percent during the Obama Presidency while the government has amassed more debt than it acquired from the first day of George Washington’s administration to the last day of George H. W. Bush’s. Our nation is racing toward a fiscal cliff. Yet, as Sen. Jim DeMint noted, instead of hitting the brakes, Congress and the President just set the cruise control. “The Budget Control Act of 2011” offers an object lesson in exactly the sort of empty compromise that has gotten our nation into its present mess. Faced with the devastating consequences of unprecedented and unsustainable...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • McClintock: Obama passed eligibility requirements (throws constitution under bus)

    07/16/2011 5:14:24 PM PDT · by editor-surveyor · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | July 16, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A California congressman says voters, Congress and the courts all have cleared Barack Obama's eligibility to be president. The comments come from U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, whose e-mail to a constituent with a question about the eligibility issue was forwarded to WND. He said, "The Constitution is the starting point for determining eligibility to serve as president. The Constitution requires that to be eligible to serve as president an individual must be a natural born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old, and have been a permanent resident in the United States for at least 14...
  • McClintock: NO to Funding Military Ops in Libya, and Obama

    07/08/2011 8:29:24 PM PDT · by This Just In · 25 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Jul 8th 2011 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    Cutting Off Funding For Military Operations In Libya Posted by Rep. Tom McClintock (R–CA) Jul 8th 2011 at 2:38 pm in Africa Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) House Floor remarks in support of an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act to deny authorization for the use of funds for the war in Libya. Speech in Support of the Amash/ Kucinich Amendment to HR 2219 / Video Link Congressman Tom McClintock July 7, 2011 Mr. Chairman: For more than three months, our nation has been amidst a quiet constitutional crisis that carries immense implications. The Gentleman from Florida is sadly...
  • Tom McClintock 'That's Why This President Is So Dangerous'

    07/09/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 27 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 7, 2011 | libertywriters
    From C-SPAN, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California): 'That's Why This President Is So Dangerous'
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act

    07/08/2011 12:30:06 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 9 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock | July 8, 2011 | Tom McClintock
    Congressman Tom McClintock, House Floor remarks in support of an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act to deny authorization for the use of funds for the war in Libya. Speech in Support of the Amash/ Kucinich Amendment to HR 2219 Congressman Tom McClintock Mr. Chairman: For more than three months, our nation has been amidst a quiet constitutional crisis that carries immense implications. The Gentleman from Florida is sadly mistaken to dismiss this as a meaningless philosophical discussion. This issue strikes at the very heart of our Constitutional form of government. On March 19th, completely without Congressional authorization,...
  • Tom McClintock on House Libya Resolution

    06/03/2011 8:51:25 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 7 replies
    Auburn Journal ^ | Tom McClintock
    House Floor Remarks, June 3rd. M. Speaker: Lets be clear: without prior Congressional authorization, under the War Powers Act, the President may only commit armed forces to hostilities for sixty days if there is a direct attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces. There was none, so there is no sixty day clock and the President’s unprovoked attack on Libya – from Day One – constituted an illegal and unconstitutional act of the highest significance. If the President felt there was moral justification to attack Libya, he was constitutionally required to make his case...
  • Kucinich Resolution on Libya

    06/03/2011 5:24:04 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 13 replies
    Tom McClintock | Tom McClintock
    House Floor Remarks, June 3rd M. Speaker: Lets be clear: without prior Congressional authorization, under the War Powers Act, the President may only commit armed forces to hostilities for sixty days if there is a direct attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces. There was none, so there is no sixty day clock and the President’s unprovoked attack on Libya – from Day One – constituted an illegal and unconstitutional act of the highest significance. If the President felt there was moral justification to attack Libya, he was constitutionally required to make his case...
  • The Attack On Libya Crossed A Very Bright Constitutional Line

    03/31/2011 4:28:15 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 15 replies
    M. Speaker: When the President ordered the attack on Libya without Congressional authorization, he crossed a very bright Constitutional line that he himself recognized in 2007 when he told the Boston Globe “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” The reason the American Founders reserved the question of war to Congress was that they wanted to assure that so momentous a decision could not be made by a single individual. They had watched European kings plunge...
  • Letter to President Obama Regarding Libya

    03/23/2011 4:44:31 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 14 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock | March 23, 2011 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    March 23, 2011 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: I have read your letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate dated March 21, 2011 concerning your order that United States Armed Forces attack the nation of Libya. You cite the authority of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 and your "constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive." The Constitution clearly and unmistakably vests Congress with the sole prerogative "to declare...
  • GOP rules committee passes ambitious endorsement plan

    03/20/2011 9:03:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/20/11 | Jack Chang
    The California Republican Party's rules committee approved by a 10-8 vote late last night an ambitious endorsement plan that would have the party send out ballots to all registered Republican voters in the state to determine the party's officially endorsed candidates. The plan comes as a response to Proposition 14, passed in 2010, which created a top-two runoff system, regardless of party affiliation. That proposition has drawn the ire of both major parties, which have looked for ways to stay involved in the process of selecting official party candidates, If approved in the party's general session today, as is expected,...
  • Water and Power Subcommittee Hearing - Opening Statement

    03/04/2011 3:43:35 PM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 2 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock | March 4,2011 | Tom McClintock
    The Subcommittee on Water and Power held an oversight hearing today to examine the FY 2012 budget request for the Bureau of Reclamation. Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock made the following opening statement at the hearing: Opening Statement Congressman Tom McClintock Chairman House Water and Power Subcommittee With today’s hearing, the Water and Power Sub-Committee will begin the process of restoring abundance as the principal objective of America’s Federal water and power policy. We meet today to receive testimony from the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Service on their plans for the coming year. We do so in conjunction...
  • Congress should stop funding Big Green lawsuits against the government

    02/25/2011 2:39:47 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/2011 | Ron Arnold
    America's taxpayers need to know about a thorny federal program lurking in the Obama budget: the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It began decades ago as a millionaire's hobby horse and grew into a Frankenstein monster that today feeds millions of taxpayer dollars to green groups that sue the federal government -- and thus sue the taxpayer.
  • On Extending the PATRIOT Act - HR 514

    02/15/2011 12:05:55 PM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 20 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock | February 15, 2011 | Tom McClintock
    House Chamber, Washington, D.C. February 15, 2011 M. Speaker: Last year I voted to extend the PATRIOT Act for one year. I regret that vote and was glad to have been able to correct it, although I am pained that the House voted otherwise yesterday. During this past year, I have become convinced that the provisions of the so-called PATRIOT Act are an affront to the Bill of Rights and a serious threat to our fundamental liberty as Americans. The Fourth Amendment arises from abuses of the British Crown that allowed roving searches by revenue agents under the guise of...
  • Identifying Regulations that Impede Job Creation and Slow the Economy - HR 72

    02/11/2011 3:25:04 PM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Tom McClintock | February 11, 2010 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    House Resolution 72 Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock House Chamber, Washington, D.C As Chairman of the Water and Power Subcommittee of Natural Resources, my colleagues and I are excited and eager to undertake the mission outlined in House Resolution 72: to identify the federal regulations in this field that are impeding job creation and slowing the economy. The only problem is deciding where to begin. A generation ago, the principal objective of our water and power policy was to create an abundance of both. It was an era when vast reservoirs and hydro-electric facilities produced a cornucopia of clean and...
  • New water panel chairman wants more California projects built

    01/18/2011 9:10:23 AM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 8 replies
    New water panel chairman wants more California projects built Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: January 14, 2011 07:49:40 PM WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, could start making waves in California water. As new chairman of the House water and power subcommittee, McClintock can promote his pet projects while he squeezes environmentalists. Politically, this means renewed talk of an Auburn dam, stricter scrutiny of San Joaquin River restoration and more support for hydropower. "We need to change the central objective of our federal water and power policy, to one of abundance," McClintock said in an interview. "That...
  • Repealing Obamacare

    01/18/2011 1:58:15 PM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 6 replies
    House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January 18, 2011. Remarks by Congressman Tom McClintock. M. Speaker: The central promises of Obamacare were that it would bend health costs down and wouldn’t threaten existing plans. We now know that both these claims were false. The CBO warns that this law will increase average private premiums by $2,100 within five years above what they otherwise would have been without Obamacare. The administration’s own actuary admits that the law bends the cost curve up – not down – by $311 billion over the next ten years. And we now know that many existing plans are...
  • Congressman Tom McClintock on Healthcare: On the Record with Greta VanSusteren

    01/27/2011 6:15:05 PM PST · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 19 replies
    Congressman Tom McClintock ^ | January 27, 2010 | Congressman Tom McClintock
    Congressman McClintock interview, “On the Record with Greta VanSusteren.” January 26, 2011. Chief Medicare Actuary on President's health care claims: "I would say false, more so than true"
  • Congressman Tom McClintock Reaction to State Of The Union

    01/25/2011 8:34:41 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 18 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | 1/25/2011 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    Congressman Tom McClintock issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress: “The President missed the message of the 2010 election. It is not government that creates prosperity. It is freedom. We cannot bring about prosperity by locking government spending at unsustainable levels, wasting billions of dollars on subsidies for outrageously inefficient industries, increasing taxes on energy, managing our local schools from Washington and usurping the countless decisions made every day by families, consumers and businesses. “These policies are squandering our wealth, impoverishing our nation and mortgaging our future. “After the Republican sweep...
  • Auburn dam back in play as McClintock takes over House panel

    01/15/2011 8:05:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/15/11 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, could start making waves in California water. As new chairman of the House water and power subcommittee, McClintock can promote his pet projects while he squeezes environmentalists. Politically, this means renewed talk of an Auburn dam, stricter scrutiny of San Joaquin River restoration and more support for hydropower. "We need to change the central objective of our federal water and power policy to one of abundance," McClintock said in an interview. "That means building more water projects." In theory, McClintock's position strengthens the staunch conservative's ability to pursue his agenda. The House panel...
  • The Royal Forests (by Tom McClintock)

    01/07/2011 2:59:54 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 55 replies
    Tom McClintock Congressional website ^ | 7 January 2011 | Tom McClintock
    During the despotic eras of Norman and Plantagenet England, the Crown declared one third of the land area of Southern England to be the royal forest, the exclusive preserve of the monarch, his forestry officials and his favored aristocrats. The people of Britain were forbidden access to and enjoyment of these forests under harsh penalties. This exclusionary system became so despised by the people that in 1215, five clauses of the Magna Carta were devoted to redress of grievances that are hauntingly similar to those that are now flooding my office. The Royal Forests House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January...
  • McClintock offers a history lesson

    12/22/2010 12:42:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/22/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    Republican Rep. Tom McClintock offered the House a history lesson today as he urged members to wrap up their business and get out of town. "This lame duck session is rapidly descending into farce," McClintock, of Elk Grove, said in a speech on the House floor. "I believe this House is now in danger of becoming a caricature of everything the American people rejected in November: incompetence, arrogance, and a complete detachment from reality. "Nearly two months ago, the American people said very clearly they don't want this Congress legislating for them any longer. And instead of graciously and humbly...
  • Rebuilding the House (Tom McClintock)

    11/20/2010 3:07:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-09 | U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California, 4th District
    More than a year ago, Pollster Frank Luntz stood before a group of about 40 House Republicans in a cramped conference room. “I need to tell you something,” he said. “I’ve been looking at polling data from Congressional districts across America for the last three months. I’m convinced that you are going to be in the majority next year.” After a long pause, he added, “This time, please don’t screw it up again.” I don’t think we will. The message of the last two elections could not be louder or clearer. Great parties are built upon great principles and they...
  • GOP majority in House will push to end 'birthright citizenship'

    11/18/2010 8:20:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/18/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON – As one of its first acts, the new Congress will consider denying citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States. Those children, who are now automatically granted citizenship at birth, will be one of the first targets of the Republican-led House when it convenes in January. GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the incoming chairman of the subcommittee that oversees immigration, is expected to push a bill that would deny "birthright citizenship" to such children. The measure, assailed by critics as unconstitutional, is an indication of how the new majority intends to...
  • McClintock eyes seat on House Budget Committee

    11/11/2010 5:06:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/11/10 | Rob Hotakainen
    Republican Rep. Tom McClintock will make personal history in January when Republicans take control of the U.S. House. In his 25th year of elected office in Sacramento and Washington, it will mark the first time that McClintock will be part of the majority. As the new Congress prepares to organize, McClintock, who won his second term on Nov. 2, is eying a seat on the House Budget Committee.
  • CA: Tom McClintock on the Propositions

    10/29/2010 1:08:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 10/28/10 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 19: When Worlds Collide.  NO.   If this simply allowed people to cultivate and smoke marijuana themselves and left the rest of us alone, it would be worth considering.   But it goes much further and provides that “no person shall be … discriminated against or denied any right or privilege” for pot use, inviting a lawsuit every time an employer tries to require a drug test, for example.  If you want to smoke pot in your own world, I don’t care.  But don’t bring it into mine.     Prop 20: Congressional Redistricting. YES.  This finishes the work we began in...
  • When you're in a hole stop digging (Rep. Tom McClintock)

    08/10/2010 3:06:48 PM PDT · by Mojave · 2 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 08/10/10 | Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
    Representative Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) delivered the following remarks today in the House of Representatives on unemployment and spending: Many people are asking why Congress is here today. I think the answer’s pretty simple: we’re not bankrupting the country fast enough and so we need to come back and spend more. In the merciful week that Congress was not in session, my constituents had one message: STOP THE SPENDING. Obviously, Congress isn’t listening. Over the past two years, this administration and this Congress have increased spending by nearly 18 percent and run up more debt in two years than the irresponsible...
  • Creating Unemployment

    07/23/2010 8:30:02 AM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 25 replies
    Debate on HR 4213 Remarks by Representative Tom McClintock House Chamber, Washington, D.C. July 22, 2010 M. Speaker: Anyone who has experienced firsthand the quiet panic that stalks every waking hour of an unemployed family knows how frightening and debilitating is chronic unemployment. You watch your savings evaporate, you see your children going without the material things their friends enjoy, and you count down the months or even weeks until you won’t be able to make that crucial rent or house payment. That unemployment check is a lifeline in such times, and I fully appreciate and understand how desperately an...
  • Democrats give Poizner boost in governor race

    05/23/2010 1:51:51 AM PDT · by South40 · 27 replies · 995+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | May 20, 2010 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    If Steve Poizner upsets Meg Whitmanin the GOP side of the June 8 governor's primary, he can thank Democrats. The California Democratic Party and major labor unions have joined Poizner in attacking Whitman. The CDP is spending $1.8 million on its anti-Whitman television ad and the California Labor Federation has deployed 25,000 volunteers to campaign against Whitman. CDP and big labor think expected Democratic nominee Jerry Brown will have an easier time beating Poizner. Indeed, Brown leads Poizner 45 percent to 32 percent, while his lead over Whitman is a narrower 42 percent to 37 percent, according to the latest...