Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


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April 1, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  April 1, 2009  Mr. Speaker:  The American people are awakening to a danger of a budget that spends too much and borrows too much and taxes too much, because they know what that means.

 They know that you can’t spend your way rich.

 They know that you can’t borrow your way out of debt.

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 28, 2009 Press Release

March 28, 2009.  Remarks at the Folsom Road Bridge Opening Ceremony.  This is more than a bridge – it is a monument to those who fought so hard and so long to bring it to fruition.

March 25, 2009 Press Release

House Chamber, Washington D.C.  March 25, 2009.  M. Chairman:  I certainly support HR 1404, which would allow some flexibility in managing firefighting costs on our federal lands.

March 25, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  March 25, 2009  M. Speaker:  Abraham Lincoln once told of a farmer who said, “I ain’t greedy for land – all I want is what’s next to mine.”

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.

March 19, 2009 Press Release

March 19, 2009.  HR 1586 would tax 90 percent of the bonuses that push an executive’s earnings above $250,000 IF his company has received more than $5 billion in federal bailout funds. 

I reluctantly supported HR 1586 for a simple and singular reason: it will stop or slow the corporate bailouts that are bankrupting our country.

March 17, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  March 17, 2009.  M. Speaker:  I have been asked to present more than 6,000 postcards generated by the Armstrong and Getty radio show to protest policies that can best be described by the new bumper sticker, “Honk if you’re paying my mortgage,” or today’s reprise, “Honk if you’re paying AIG’s bonuses.”

March 12, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  March 12, 2009.  Mr. Speaker:  Many people were quite relieved when President Obama promised to reduce taxes on 95 percent of Americans.