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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

The Party's Over

December 21, 2010
Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C. December 21, 2010.  Mr. Speaker:

  On November 2nd, the American people spoke loudly and clearly: stop the spending.

Instead of graciously bowing to the public will, the Left has embarked on a frantic lame-duck spending spree with a majority already turned out of office by the voters.

First, they exacted another $136 billion in spending as the price to prevent a devastating tax increase on New Year’s Day.

They tried – unsuccessfully -- to cram through a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill packed with more than 6,000 earmarks. 

They are now pressing to continue spending at a rate even faster than 2010.

You could say they’re partying like irresponsible teenagers, but even irresponsible teenagers have enough sense to stop trashing the house AFTER the parents have phoned to say they’re on their way home.

Mr. Speaker, the parents will be here in 15 days, and I have news for you – the party’s over.  Go home.