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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California


February 12, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
February 12, 2009

M. Speaker:

 I rise again to urge the majority to consider very carefully the damage they are doing to our nation’s economy by passing this unprecedented spending measure.

February 10, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington D.C.
 February 10, 2009

 M. Speaker:

 Benjamin Franklin warned us that “Passion governs, but she never governs wisely.”

 As the Congress and the President rush to enact the latest in a long line of mega-spending bills, I think we would be well advised to spend a little more time on the dispassionate math of the matter.

February 4, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
February 4, 2009

  M. Speaker:

 The mantra we hear from the Left is that government – rather than the productive sector – needs to create new jobs.  According to our new President, the $825 billion spending bill will create 3 million new jobs.

February 3, 2009 Speeches

M. Speaker:

 When we speak of running up a $2 trillion debt to pay for this year of unprecedented spending, where does that money come from?

 We don’t have it, and so we borrow it.

January 27, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2009.  Mr. Chairman:

With this measure, the new administration seems bound and determined to continue the failed policy of the past administration.  This proves what I like to call “McClintock’s Second Law of Political Physics,” which is, the more we spend on our mistakes, the less willing we are to admit them.

January 27, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2009, Mr. Speaker:

 Much has been said about the chilling effect this legislation will have on our economy because of the endless lawsuits it makes possible – including for grievances that may stretch back 30 years or more.  And I certainly share those concerns.

January 27, 2009 Speeches

January 26, 2009.   Mr. Speaker, I rise to urge the President not to waive the Federal law on emission standards that is currently protecting Californians from Governor Schwarzenegger's crusade to save our planet by destroying our economy. Putting aside the highly questionable junk science behind the Governor's proposal, the net effect would add up to $5,000 to the price of a new car.

January 22, 2009 Speeches

January 22, 2009 Speech in Support of House Joint Resolution 3, House Chamber, Washington, D.C.


M. Speaker:

This resolution presents the House with its last chance to admit that the Bush bailout has not worked.  And it will not work because of a simple and self-evident truth: