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Author Archive: Tom Mcclintock

My turn: California water — It’s the storage

Recently, President Obama visited the drought-stricken Central Valley of California. He announced his administration’s response: He wants to spend another billion dollars to study climate change. I can save him the trouble. The planet has been warming — on and off — since the last ice age, when glaciers covered much of North America. The […]

McClintock Town Hall meeting

Congressman Tom McClintock will host a Town Hall meeting in Placerville on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at El Dorado High School, 561 Canal Street.

Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act approved by House

The Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act by Congressman Ton McClintock was approved on Feb. 6 by the House of Representatives as part of a larger bill, H.R. 2954 (The Public Access and Lands Improvement Act). Title IX of that bill compromises the Rim Fire Salvage Act. The salvage language is the result of consultations with […]

My turn: The new year of Obamacare

A great tragedy is now unfolding across America as we prepare for the new year. Millions of Americans are losing their health plans; millions more are facing staggering price increases; millions more are having hours cut or seeing their salaries pared back at work because of Obamacare. Sadly, this is just the beginning. In coming […]

My turn: When the fever dream breaks

It has become obvious over the past few weeks that we are now watching nothing less than the collapse of the American health care system. Millions of Americans are losing their health plans and are being set adrift into a dysfunctional system where they cannot find comparable affordable policies. Few are signing up on the […]

My turn: The debt crisis

The debt limit exists for a simple reason: to assure that public debt isn’t recklessly piled up without Congress periodically acknowledging it and addressing the spending patterns that are causing it. If a debt limit increase is supposed to be automatic, as the President suggests, there really is no purpose to it. A new dimension […]

My turn: War, peace and the Constitution

Amidst the international humiliation and farce we have suffered with our abortive war with Syria, there are two good things the President has done, and they need to be noted. Last night, he stepped back from an international crisis that could have had catastrophic consequences, by deferring to the Russian diplomatic initiative. Thank God. And […]

Gold Star Peak dedication ceremony to be held in South Lake Tahoe

With the assistance of the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and a determined committee, an unnamed peak on the North Shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin has been renamed “Gold Star Peak” in honor of soldiers from the area that paid the ultimate price in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and […]

August 20, 2013 | Posted in News | 1 Reply

My turn: ‘Greens Gone Wild’

I rise today to warn of the latest episode in a saga that can best be described as “Greens Gone Wild.” It involves the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to declare two million acres in the Sierra Nevada as “critical habitat” for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad under the Endangered […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | 3 Replies

My turn: Defending freedom with purse strings

This has been a summer of alarming revelations that suggest our government is drifting far from the principles of individual liberty and constitutionally limited government that defined the American Founding and that produced the most free and prosperous Republic in the history of mankind. These developments include: The use of the IRS and other government […]

My turn: In defense of legal immigration

America is a nation of immigrants. We are all either immigrants ourselves or we are the sons and daughters of immigrants. America’s motto is “E Pluribus Unum” – from many, ONE. From many nations we have created one great nation – the American nation. There is only one way to accomplish this remarkable feat and […]

My turn: Freedom in the balance

Three major developments have occurred within the last six weeks that are each disturbing by themselves, but extremely alarming when viewed together. The first was the revelation that for more than two years, one of the most powerful and feared agencies of the federal government was used to harass and intimidate individual Americans based upon […]

My turn: Our nation’s wakeup call

In the early 1760’s the Royal Governor of Massachusetts began issuing “writs of assistance” as general warrants to search for contraband. They empowered officials to search indiscriminately for evidence of smuggling. These warrants were challenged in February of 1761 by James Otis, who argued forcefully that they violated the natural rights of Englishmen and were […]

My turn: Freedom under siege

Just a week after the President extolled the benign virtues of big government and told university students to ignore those who warn of its dangers, Americans woke up to headlines that this government has been targeting groups and individuals that it doesn’t like for intimidation and harassment. I appreciate the president’s sudden interest in getting […]

Student art on display

EL DORADO HILLS — Congressman Tom McClintock is hosting the 2013 Congressional Art Competition in California’s 4th District. High school students from throughout the district have submitted more than 40 pieces of art for judging. The art will be on display at BI Design Studio, 1004 White Rock Road in the Montano Business Center in El […]

My turn: The fiscal cliff

To understand the federal budget mess and the so-called fiscal cliff, it’s important to remember three numbers: 39, 37 and 64. Thirty-nine percent is the combined increase of inflation and population over the last 10 years. Thirty-nine percent. Thirty-seven percent is the increase in revenues during the same period. That’s despite the recession and tax […]

My turn: IRS Harassment of Tea Party Groups

A defining aspect of the American tradition is that groups of citizens band together for a wide variety of civic purposes. They recruit volunteers, raise funds and spend those funds to promote whatever project or cause brings them together. For more than a century, our tax laws have recognized that such voluntary associations — non-profits, […]

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