Thomas Miller McClintock II (born July 10, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for California's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a former Assemblyman and state Senator. McClintock ran unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in the 2003 California recall election and for Lieutenant Governor of California in the 2006 California lieutenant gubernatorial election.
Early life and career
McClintock was born on July 10, 1956 in White Plains, New York, McClintock graduated in 1978 from UCLA. He was elected Chairman of the Ventura County Republican Party at the age of 23 and served until 1981. He was chief of staff to State Senator Ed Davis from 1980 to 1982. From 1992 to 1994, he served as director of the Center for the ...
Imagine a family that earns $50,000 a year but is spending more than $88,000 and has a credit card balance of $330,000. The discussions around the kitchen table are likely to be a little tense.
Proportionally, that’s where Washington’s finances are today, and that’s why the national discussion is a little tense, too.
Even these figures belie the magnitude of the fiscal crisis. Shutting down the entire federal government and firing every employee is no longer enough to balance the budget. Mandatory spending - mainly entitlements - consumes more than the government takes ...
Federal spending has ballooned 28 percent during the Obama Presidency while the government has amassed more debt than it acquired from the first day of George Washington’s administration to the last day of George H. W. Bush’s.
Our nation is racing toward a fiscal cliff. Yet, as Sen. Jim DeMint noted, instead of hitting the brakes, Congress and the President just set the cruise control. “The Budget Control Act of 2011” offers an object lesson in exactly the sort of empty compromise that has gotten our nation into its present mess. Faced with the devastating consequences ...
A heavily pro-Tom McClintock crowd packed an Auburn meeting room Thursday for a town -all meeting organized by the District 4 congressman.
McClintock, R-Roseville, held a similar meeting Tuesday in Rocklin and participants encountered protesters outside the hall. The same was true in Auburn, with protesters holding signs aloft inside and out calling on McClintock to oppose oil subsidies, keep away from embracing the Tea Party and support healthcare reform.
Despite the signs, McClintock was not in hostile territory and received a warm and loud round of applause from most of the 270 people in ...
Rep. McClintock Earns the Highest Score in the House from the National Taxpayers Union For the second year in a row, Rep. Tom McClintock received the highest score in the House of Representatives from the National Taxpayers Union, for his votes in the 113th Congress. NTU also named Rep. McClintock a "Taxpayers' Friend."
NTU’s annual Rating sets the standard for fiscal scorecards by not simplistically focusing on only a handful of equally weighted “key votes”, but on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy – appropriation, authorization, and tax bills; budget target resolutions; amendments; and certain regulatory or procedural votes that could affect overburdened taxpayers.
McClintock Ballot Recommendations Prop 1 – Water Bond: YES. This is a long way from a perfect measure, but it’s as good as it gets in California these days: a $7.5 billion water bond that spends $2.7 billion for new water storage. If that sounds breathtakingly underwhelming, remember that’s $2.7 billion more than the multi-billions of dollars of water bonds that we’ve spent in recent years. Sadly, it doesn’t overhaul the environmental laws that vastly inflate costs and it squanders a great deal more that won’t be used for storage, but it is a step away from the lunacy of the green left (that adamantly opposes it) and this alone merits support.
National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition Endorses McClintock (Roseville, CA) Today Congressman Tom McClintock received the endorsement of the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition for re-election to California’s 4th Congressional District.“I am truly honored to have earned the endorsement from one of the nation’s leading veterans coalition. In my tenure in Congress, the care of those who have served and sacrificed for our country has been one of my top priorities,” said Congressman Tom McClintock.