Editor’s note: Tom is hopelessly out of step with his constituents in Truckee — still part of his district. In fact, this type of rhetoric is just a slap in their face.
“Congressman Tom McClintock probably will not be mistaken for either of his predecessors representing the Mother Lode in the U.S. House of Representatives,” the Union Democrat in Sonora reports.
“McClintock spoke proudly during his town hall forum Tuesday night in the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors’ chambers of his votes in opposition to recent bills passed with the support of Republican colleagues Jeff Denham and Dan Lungren. That pair represented Tuolumne and Calaveras counties respectively until redistricting took effect last year and the Lode counties joined the new 4th District in giving McClintock 60 percent of the vote.
“On legislation that averted the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ just after the new year, McClintock said “we ended up with a measure that increased the government’s (debt) obligations $300 billion.”
“He called it “a good thing” that the bill made permanent the George W. Bush administration tax cuts on up to $400,000 income annually but lamented that there was any cap at all.
“Both Lungren and Denham voted to pass the measure.
“McClintock paraphrased his Jan. 17 blog post in defending his “no” vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief package.
The rest of the article is here.
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