Monday, April 21, 2014

McClintock is good for the county


In the Nov. 18 edition of “Letters,” I read an interesting letter condemning Representative Tom McClintock as being bad for the county. The genesis for this comment was the fact that he voted against ending the so called “government shutdown.”

The negative assertion that Representative McClintock’s single vote would “starve” children and deny them medical care was presented strictly as an opinion since there were no facts presented to verify the claim.

There was also a claim that our duly elected Republican representative was not doing his job because he was not following the dictums of the Democratic party. I, for one, am very, very happy that he is not because he was elected for his commitment to the principles of the Republican party.

Keep up the good work, Tom. You are good for this county.


Letters to the Editor


Discussion | 20 comments

  • cookie65November 22, 2013 - 5:58 am

    The paradigm of leftism is anything or anyone who impedes the march toward leftist utopia isn't entitled to be represented. Just another facet of their big tent of tolerance diversity and open mindedness. Truly the only thing that anyone needs to remember when it comes to leftism is they view everything thru a single lens. That lens is focused on whether or not an individual stands between them and their entitlement to what other people earn. Everything leftism is traceable to this single point.

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  • Cap'n CrunchNovember 22, 2013 - 9:39 am

    You're so right, Cookie! That single-lens focus we're witnessing is amply evident in the current Administration's "the-end-justifies-the-means" blizzard of lies, stonewalling and failure...

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  • Cap'n CrunchNovember 22, 2013 - 9:33 am

    Amen, Anthony! The fact that Tom is representing our interests, renews my faith in the system. Thank God, we don't live in Pelosi's district...

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  • 1036-FrankNovember 22, 2013 - 9:46 am

    Would anyone support the several liberals who ran against him who supported Bummer-Scare? Or the liar who ran who was filmed at a protest against our veterans? Every liberal who has voted for the programs Ali-Bummer and his forty thieves are trying to pass or already have should be thrown out and soon. The Govt. shut downs will be back soon enough because a budget has not been passed in five, going on six, years. This country is being run by a total incompetent radical liberal liar and he is like a train with the driver wearing a blindfold and the wreck is now. In a nothing to lose lame duck abuse of power, the rules of the Senate have been changed by Dems to allow hand picked liberal radicals to be placed in federal judge positions which will cause decades of trouble. They are being placed so that Bummer-Scare will be upheld. What will they will try next? Maybe a blanket amnesty by executive order for millions illegally in the country who will be new liberal entitlement voters while the borders remain open for millions more, and this could be combined with a new assault on the Constitutional Amendments disliked by liberals.

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  • Jesus H ChristNovember 22, 2013 - 10:35 am

    All I want from McClintock is that he put 25 billion dollars back into the economy that was stolen from Americans during the shutdown. Other than that, he can go suck a rubber ducky for all I care.

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  • EvelynNovember 22, 2013 - 10:47 am

    What about the Pentagon's $8.5 TRILLION unaccounted for over the past 17 year period? Who will put that back into the economy? Who even cares? Is this a Republican problem? A Democratic problem? Or some other kind of problem?

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 22, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Mr. Christ, Janet Yellen does that every month with QE#xxxx. No problem. Quit bítching ferchrisakes!

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  • cookie65November 22, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    J Christ, any concern over the $1 trillion that didn't create any jobs? Besides that $25 billion is a handy talking point but like most handy talking points from the left it isn't based in fact. That $25 billion if we could keep from spending would be better served in the pockets of those who earned it than the government. You do realize the man-child spent money to close down open air parks and spent money to lock people in hotels and close down views to Mt Rushmore. He spent a lot of money to try and make the shut down painful which you don't seem to bothered by a bit.

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  • Dee#1November 22, 2013 - 11:07 am

    Rep. McClintock, thank you for the courageous, principled efforts you continue to exhibit for the citizens of El Dorado County. We appreciate your good work and will continue to support and work for your re-election next year.

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  • James E.November 22, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Phil calls us from middle America. Phil, Janet isn't in charge yet so she hasn't done any QEs. How the weather in your neck of the woods. Missouri, isn't it?

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 22, 2013 - 11:37 am

    Janet, no Janet, BFD. Uncle Ben keeps pumping billions to make JHC's concern irelevant. Missouri is about to turn white James.

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  • Courtney StoddenNovember 22, 2013 - 12:11 pm


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  • Rosemary's BabyNovember 22, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    neat nightie, courtney

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  • MorrisNovember 22, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Courtney..Yes, dear, I miss you. But my aim is getting better., (MIA Moe = unexpected hospital stay)

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 22, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    LINK - drum roll (for "aim is getting better") ~~~ for MIA - Leave the nurses where you found them.

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 8:40 am

    California, being the bluest of the blue leftists utopias is going to raise the dmv registration fees, by a substantial amount. They claim there just isn't enough money to pay for maintaining the roads. Which stands to reason under all things leftism, the state with the highest gas taxes and more cars than most other states combined doesn't have the funds to repair the roads. What an opportunity for the useful idiots to learn from. When you grant government permission to confiscate the wealth of others it is only a matter of time before they come after you. Which is exactly what they have begun to do. Who will be harmed the most by this? Those who can least afford it. Who gave them the permission to confiscate "other" people's money? Those who believed the "rich" would be paying. The tax man cometh for you. Enjoy what you have been voting for. The sad fact is all this can be traced directly to the public union contracts, pensions and healthcare. And it won't be enough to hold back the tsunami. You are exactly what Thomas Jefferson knew would happen. "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson

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  • rodNovember 23, 2013 - 10:42 am

    Cookie, You hit on the very reason the tax base (homeowners, the middle class and successful businesses) are filtering out of this state... and what is the residual? Higher taxes for the remaining pop that can't afford higher taxes. That's the definition of poverty and it has no where to go but worse. States like Idaho, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon and... are growing and benefitting from the CA exodus of smarter and more productive people. Fire insurance is now becoming either non-existent or very expensive just to live in newly designated 'fire zones' like Pollock, Placerville, etc. Rapidly growing taxes, fees and premiums are focused on home owners especially in rural areas driving the housing market down even more. What the hey, time to shortsale and get the he!! out of dodge. CA's ONLY hope is to bring Reaganomics back but the cream of CA working class aren't going to wait around and argue with morons for leaders. What better way to accomplish Agenda 21 than focus tax, fees and outrageous fire ins, premiums on RURAL folks, and close off all federal public lands. btw, LIBERTY MUTUAL cancelled my homeowners insurance after 22 years of timely payments and no claims filed, HARTFORD say's, "We are not writing any new policies for Pollock Pines"... I see it just getting worse. Time to write a "my Turn" letter.

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  • cookie65November 23, 2013 - 11:13 am

    Rod, it is exactly the chain of events that led to Detroit.

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  • MorrisNovember 23, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Try not to become too enamoured with that mail order bride of Texas just yet... Might want to check a few things first. Is it a great place to live? In my opinion, yes. Better than CA? On some things. Even on others. Worse on some. Keep in mind that there is no free ride anywhere. So that comparable 2200 sq ft house on a bit a land you pay about the same for? Count on 8k a year in property taxes. (no prop 13 so they can go up each year based on both tax rate and value) Its hot 9 months of the year; really hot and really sticky. Count on 500.00 month electric bill; minimum. Like your leisurely rush hour traffic on 50? All but a memory as you encounter traffic that is epic. Like 2.5 hours to go comparable distance from Sac to Placerville kinda epic. Each way. And then there are the tolls. Plan on 10 bucks a day getting to work. Plan on the air being unhealthy to breath about 60 days a year. Zoning? Ha!! Just wait until free enterprise opens up a 24hour convenience store and drive thru beer barn next door to your humble abode. That is if its a wet county. Or town. Might wanna think on that if you like to pull a cork. Truck insurance will go up lots too..vehicle theft is huge there. So is mold. In your house. So that translates into higher homeowners insurance. About 2500.00 year for that middle class house. Hope it doesn't split apart either since there is no contractor licensing and no recourse (SOL!) should the foundation be ripped apart by the clay soil it may not be properly anchored to. Don't forget school tuition: 10k a year min and you'll need it for the kiddies because the public schools suck. California ain't perfect. By no means. But she's no hag. And Texas aint the trophy wife she's made out to be. The cockroaches are 6 inches long, every house gets them and THEY FLY.

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  • Cap'n CrunchNovember 24, 2013 - 11:47 am

    Rod - Couldn't agree more. California has some of the highest (if not the highest) income, property, personal property, sales vehicle/boat registration and gas taxes in the country. Yet we can't even maintain our own roads properly? Why? Because the money is all going to programs that simply shouldn't exist. The departure scenario is correct. The intelligent tax base of this state sees the handrwriting on the wall, and is migrating OUT! When we're down to just the "takers", somebody turn off the lights...

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