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  • GOP Peaceniks?

    03/19/2010 9:36:05 PM PDT · by molybdenum · 2 replies · 312+ views
    The Nation ^ | 3-19-10 | Robert Dreyfuss
    Last December, when President Obama launched his second escalation of the Afghan war, he did so with the unflinching support of the Republicans, the right, and neoconservativies. But a small group of conservatives, libertarians and assorted contrarians on the right has opposed the war, and yesterday I journeyed to the Cato Institute to find out whether that nucleus of anti-war opposition is significant or not. The answer: maybe, but probably not. The Cato conference was entitled "Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan," and it brought together several ultra conservative members of Congress: Tom McClintock (R-CA); Dana Rohrabacher...
  • Tom McClintock: Whitman would be 3rd Schwarzenegger term

    03/14/2010 10:00:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 645+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/14/10 | Jack Chang
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner told the California Republican Party's convention in Santa Clara that he's the true conservative in the race while delivering his standard campaign speech with a few variations tonight. The insurance commissioner promised to cut sales, income, corporate and capital gains taxes and repeated his hard line on immigration, which he unveiled yesterday, saying he would deny state services to all illegal immigrants. Both Poizner and U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Granite Bay, who introduced him via video, said the gubernatorial candidate would uphold the party's principles in a period of self-examination by many in the party....
  • CA: Tom McClintock Endorses Steve Poizner

    03/06/2010 10:20:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,398+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 3/5/10 | Jon Fleischman
    Conservative icon U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock endorsed Steve Poizner for Governor today. Since I am at the CRA Convention, and am posting via my Blackberry, I will include an excerpt from Poizner's press release... FROM THE RELEASE: Tom McClintock, the conservative standard-bearer in California and champion of Republican principles, today endorsed Steve Poizner for Governor. In making his endorsement, Rep. McClintock called Steve Poizner the "only conservative candidate" in the race and the only real reformer running for governor. "I trust Steve to restore Republican principles to California government," said Rep. McClintock. "Steve Poizner is the only conservative candidate in...
  • McClintock's refusal to consider budget earmarks hurts his district, critics say

    02/08/2010 7:30:01 AM PST · by notaliberal · 15 replies · 431+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 02/08/2010 | Ed Fletcher
    As the federal budget season heats up, some Placer County officials are grumbling that Republican Rep. Tom McClintock's ideological opposition to congressional earmarks puts their constituents at a disadvantage. "It's already hurt us," Supervisor F.C. "Rocky" Rockholm said in a recent interview. McClintock said he will not seek congressional earmarks – budget requests made outside of the budget process. "I've made it very clear that I will fight for our district through the normal appropriations process," he said.
  • McClintock [CA] trumpets conservative ideals in Congress

    11/22/2009 2:24:33 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 24 replies · 841+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 | Rob Hotakainen
    WASHINGTON – Republican Rep. Tom McClintock says the federal government has wasted enough money subsidizing solar power, calculating that it would take 22,000 acres of solid solar panels to duplicate the energy from a single nuclear plant. "This is an industry that exists solely off the dole, by the dole, and for the dole," McClintock said in a speech on the House floor last month. Two weeks later, he proclaimed that Congress was "disconnected from reality" as he accused environmentalists of producing a water crisis in his home state of California "for the enjoyment and prosperity of the Delta smelt."
  • "Stimulating Government"

    11/19/2009 10:06:59 AM PST · by Bill George · 2 replies · 353+ views
    U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock House Floor Speech ^ | November 26 | U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock
    Comments by Rep. Tom McClintock: November 19, 2009 11:10 AM House Chamber Remarks, Washington D.C. M. Speaker: The unfolding scandal of phony or inflated job claims from the so-called stimulus bill should shock the conscience of the nation and permanently stain the reputation of the 111th Congress and this president. But it gets even worse if we take them at their word. As of this morning, the administration claims that in my 4th Congressional District of California, the brain trust at the Treasury Department has spent $182 million to save or create all of 168 jobs. That’s $1.1 million per...
  • A GOP 'clarifying moment' in Calif. primary (Chuck DeVore vs Carly Fiorini)

    11/12/2009 12:29:48 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 25 replies · 980+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10 November 2009 | Jim Brown
    A GOP 'clarifying moment' in Calif. primary The conservative challenging GOP establishment-backed candidate Carly Fiorina in the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate primary in California says his campaign is putting the lie to the notion that the Party needs a moderate, self-funded businesswoman to defeat incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore says he is not surprised or bothered that Carly Fiorina gained the backing of eight Republican U.S. senators last week in Washington. DeVore notes that he has been endorsed by 60 percent of California's elected Republican officials, including Congressman Tom McClintock -- people that can actually vote for...
  • Rep. McClintock (CA-04) Stands with Doug Hoffman (NY-23)

    10/28/2009 8:59:24 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 35 replies · 1,328+ views
    In the critical November 3rd special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Rep. McClintock has endorsed the Conservative candidate, Doug Hoffman. Doug Hoffman believes in the Conservative values and principles which are sorely lacking in Washington. Doug Hoffman shares Rep. McClintock’s opposition to the government takeover of our healthcare, the government bailout boondoggle, and Cap and Tax energy proposal. Doug has also signed the No New Taxes and the No Earmarks Pledge. Doug Hoffman stands as the real Conservative candidate in the race. In recent days polling is showing that Doug has pulled into the lead, but he needs...
  • Repeating our Mistakes: Speech by Congressman Tom McClintock

    10/27/2009 3:49:10 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 8 replies · 504+ views ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    M. Speaker, The last time our unemployment rate hit 9.8 percent was in 1983. Ronald Reagan responded by cutting taxes and reducing regulatory burdens on the economy, producing the biggest peacetime economic expansion in the nation’s history. Today, President Obama is doing exactly the opposite. Obamacare and Cap and Trade and many other bills promise the biggest tax increases and heaviest regulations our country has ever seen. Over the last 100 years, three presidents responded to recessions by reducing taxes and regulations: Warren Harding, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan – and all produced rapid and dramatic economic recoveries. Two...
  • Congressman McClintock on Solar Energy

    10/22/2009 3:02:33 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 18 replies · 773+ views
    Office of Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | 10/22/09 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    M. Speaker: I rise in opposition to the rule and in opposition to the underlying bill. And to explain why, I’d like to walk through a little history and a little math. Let’s begin with history and two important years: 1978 and 1839. In 1978, the Wall Street Journal carried this headline: “Solar Power Seen Meeting 20 percent of Needs by 2000; Carter May Seek Outlay Boost.” Oddly, the same paper carried a headline in 2006 making the same promise this time for all renewable fuels – only this time by 2025 – but I digress. (view newspaper headlines) Billions...
  • Tea Party BOOT CAMP - Fresno

    10/08/2009 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 23 replies · 1,278+ views
    Central Valley Tea Party ^ | October 8, 2009 | Central Valley Team Party
    Tea Party Boot Camp Saturday - October 24th 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Fresno Fairgrounds A Training Event How to transform yourself into a Government Butt Kicking Activist Four Training Sessions Session One - Activism 1. Street Activism - Scott & Saundra Hawkins 2. Boots on the Ground Activism - Julie Griffiths 3. Precinct Level Activism - Lonny Leitner from American Majority Session Two - Using the New Media Lonny Leitner from American Majority explains how to use Facebook, Twitter and Blogs to advance the Tea Party Movement. From beginner to online activist in one hour. Session Three - Health...
  • Watch the Sacramento Tea Party live - August 28, 2009

    08/28/2009 12:03:23 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 1,112+ views
    This event is shaping up to be great with Congressman Tom McClintock, Congressman Nunes, Assemblyman Dan Logue, Jon Coupal, Mark Meckler and lots of other great taxfighters all scheduled to speak. Be sure to tune in!
  • California's Morality Play in Three Acts (CA Today, The US Tomorrow)

    08/07/2009 11:32:07 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 735+ views
    Rep Tom McClintock's Website ^ | July 10, 2009 | Tom McClintock
    July 10, 2009. Competitive Enterprise Institute. I know that everybody likes to poke fun at California – but I can tell you right now that despite all of its problems, California remains one of the best places in the world to build a successful small business. All you have to do is start with a successful large business. Laugh if you will, but let me remind you that when these policies finish wrecking California, there are still 49 other states we can all move to – and yours is one of them. I should also warn you of the strange...
  • Tom McClintock Named Lead Republican on the House Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee

    07/09/2009 2:09:30 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 13 replies · 966+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) today named Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) as the new Ranking Member of the Water and Power Subcommittee. McClintock will take over the position from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) who was recently selected to serve as Ranking Member of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee on the Education and Labor Committee. “Rep. McClintock has shown tremendous dedication and leadership on a number of natural resources issues,” said Ranking Member Hastings. “As California faces a severe water crisis, it is more important than ever to have leaders in Congress, like McClintock, who...
  • Union pay caps stifle incentive to achieve

    06/30/2009 12:04:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 632+ views
    The Tahoe Daily Tribune ^ | 2009-06-25 | U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, & U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California
    Imagine working at a company that treats every employee exactly the same, irrespective of their individual effort. No matter how hard you work or how much your co-workers slack off, you get exactly the same pay. For millions of people, America's outdated labor laws and one-size-fits-all collective-bargaining agreements make this a reality. Maybe this is why studies show union members are less satisfied with their jobs than are nonunion workers, and many Americans simply refuse to work in union shops. Indeed, just 9 percent of nonunion workers tell pollsters they would like to join a union, and private-sector union membership...
  • Waxman-Markey Is Our Smoot-Hawley

    06/29/2009 6:24:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 709+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2009 | TOM MCCLINTOCK
    Following is the floor speech that Republican Rep. Tom McClintock of California's fourth congressional district gave last Friday in opposition to the cap and trade legislation that passed that day.I had a strange sense of deja vu as I watched the self-congratulatory rhetoric on the House floor tonight, and I feel compelled to offer this warning from the Left Coast. Three years ago, I stood on the floor of the California Senate and watched a similar celebration over a similar bill, Assembly Bill 32. And I have spent the last three years watching as that law has dangerously deepened California's...
  • Speech on Federal Loan Guarantee for California [McClintock says Calif. loan guarantee a bad idea]

    06/15/2009 8:26:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1,297+ views
    Tough Love for California.House Chamber, Washington, D.C.June 11, 2009 M. Speaker: Gov. Schwarzenegger of my home state of California has called for the federal government to underwrite as much as $15 billion of Revenue Anticipation Notes that the state has to issue to avoid insolvency. I think that would be a colossal mistake, and that such an act would not only dig the nation deeper into the hole it is in, but would actually make California’s fiscal condition worse. Today, California faces a paradox: despite record levels of spending and borrowing, it can no longer produce a decent road system,...
  • Capping pay, sapping incentives

    06/08/2009 11:10:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-06-08 | U.S. Sen. David Vitter & U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock
    Imagine working at a company that treats every employee exactly the same, irrespective of their individual effort. No matter how hard you work or how much your co-workers slack off, you get exactly the same pay. For millions of people, America's outdated labor laws and one-size-fits-all collective-bargaining agreements make this a reality. Maybe this is why studies show union members are less satisfied with their jobs than are nonunion workers and many Americans simply refuse to work in union shops. Indeed, just 9 percent of nonunion workers tell pollsters they would like to join a union, and private-sector union membership...
  • What If Arnold Had Seized the Moment? ( and "what if" we had elected McClintock! )

    05/23/2009 7:01:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 62 replies · 1,625+ views
    While politicians debate whether this week's rejection of various spending initiatives in California marks the beginning of an antitax insurgency, I can't help but wonder what might have been had Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately pushed for reform upon taking office in 2003. The Arnold of the state's recall election was the Barack Obama of the 2008 presidential election. He was a man of wealth and privilege, restyled as a populist outsider and overhyped by a fawning media, who came into office with a window of opportunity to achieve most anything his heart desired. For Mr. Schwarzenegger, that window remained open for...
  • MCCLINTOCK: Warnings from the Left Coast

    05/21/2009 1:18:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 1,080+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 21, 2009 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    A generation ago, California exemplified its nickname, the Golden State. State spending was less than half per capita, inflation-adjusted, what it is today. Its debt-service ratio was less than a third. Yet Californians enjoyed one of the finest highway systems in the world and one of the finest public education systems in the country. Water and electricity were so cheap many communities didn't meter consumption.