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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

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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.

March 9, 2009 Speeches

Heartland Institute, New York, New York, March 9, 2009.  I must admit to being a little nervous to accept your kind invitation to come to New York to discuss global warming.  I remember that it was right here in this city a year and a half ago that no less an authority than Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

March 9, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington DC.  March 9, 2009.  Perhaps only one generation in a century is fortunate enough to actually know a truly great leader – and ours was that generation.

March 9, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C., March 9, 2009.  M. Speaker:  I rise to honor the memory of Dr. Gregory Freydman of California. 

March 6, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.  March 6, 2009.  M. Speaker:

I rise today in tribute to Rev. Wadahawa Singh Gill, who passed away last week at the age of 87. 

March 6, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
  March 5, 2009

  Mr. Speaker:

 We have all heard a great deal of rhetoric blaming the Bush administration for the nation’s economic woes, and I actually rise to join that chorus.

March 3, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2009


M. Speaker:

 The Laffer Curve is a simple but elegant method of demonstrating how increasing taxes reduces economic productivity until a point of equilibrium is reached when further tax hikes actually reduce revenue.

March 3, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington D.C.
March 3, 2009

M. Speaker:

 I’d like to offer a word of caution about the law of unintended consequences.

 Last week, this house passed the Administration’s proposal to allow homeowners to force banks to reduce the size of their mortgages and interest rates.

March 3, 2009 Speeches

House Chamber, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2009.  M. Speaker:  Sierra Pacific Industries just announced the closure of its sawmill in Quincy, California, throwing another 150 families out of work.

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