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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


March 20, 2013 Speeches
Our fiscal problem can be summed up in just three numbers: 39, 37 and 64. 39 percent is the combined increase of inflation and population over the past ten years. 37 percent is the increase in revenues.
March 13, 2013 Speeches
This budget reflects a great struggle between American families and their government over whether they, or the government, can best spend the money that they have earned.
February 28, 2013 Speeches
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire offers us a sobering warning of a great a nation that became over-extended and war-weary abroad, while it became utterly profligate and decadent at home. Its economy in shambles and its treasury bankrupt, the mightiest military power on Earth finally fell easy prey for backward hordes that had previously existed only beyond the fringe of civilization. Three years ago, Admiral Mike Mullen sounded the alarm for our nation with this chilling warning: "Our national debt is our biggest national security threat."
February 27, 2013 Speeches
Water - particularly in California - has become such a complicated tangle of competing interests and ideological agendas that I think we have lost sight of some self-evident truths. Self-Evident Truth #1: More water is better than less water.
February 18, 2013 Speeches

Placer County Navy League
Auburn, California
February 18, 2013

    When I visited you a year and a half ago, I spoke of four significant threats to our nation’s defense, the biggest of which was collapse of the finances of the United States Government, which would make it impossible for us to respond to a foreign enemy.

January 23, 2013 Speeches
Mr. Speaker: The House is poised to pass HR 325. I respect the sincerity of its supporters, but I must firmly dissent. This bill accommodates spending at ruinous levels far beyond the limits set by the House budget. It sets a terrible precedent by abolishing the debt limit for nearly four months, giving an unlimited credit card to this administration.
January 15, 2013 Speeches
This rule brings us a spending package of more than $50 billion that is supposed to be for emergency repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. That averages $450 from every household in America. $450. These families have a right to expect that this money is being used for genuine emergency relief. But it's not.
December 12, 2012 Speeches
To understand the federal budget mess and the so-called fiscal cliff, it's important to remember three numbers: 39, 37 and 64.
December 3, 2012 Speeches
The world has become an infinitely more dangerous place in the four years since you first invited me to this annual luncheon.
December 2, 2012 Speeches
The world has become an infinitely more dangerous place in the four years since you first invited me to this annual luncheon.