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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Columns

May 21, 2009 Columns

By 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 ration was less than a third.  Yet Californians enjoyed one of the finest highway systems in the world and one of the finest public educations systems in the country.  Water and electricity were so ch

March 30, 2009 Columns

By Tom McClintock  On June 28, 1991, the California Assembly began debate on what was then the biggest tax increase in California’s history: a $7 billion tax hike pushed by Gov. Pete Wilson that included increases in sales, income and car taxes.

March 25, 2009 Columns

By Tom McClintock  When President Obama introduced his new budget, it was quite a relief to hear that its $1.9 trillion in new taxes would only fall on businesses and the “very wealthy.”  If they were to fall on the rest of us, they would take nearly $2,500 per year out of the paycheck of an average family of four.

February 27, 2009 Columns

By Congressman Tom McClintock

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