EDITOR: A recent letter writer criticized my vote on HR 933, the continuing appropriations bill to fund the federal government, misrepresenting it as an anti-military vote.
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My objections to the bill, which I posted on my Congressional Website, include the fact that it continues to run up unsustainable deficits; that it continues to fund Obamacare; and that it effectively postpones any further attempts to control spending through the House’s power to appropriate until Sept. 30.
Three years ago Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned that America’s greatest national security threat is our national debt. At the time, that debt stood at $13.5 trillion. Today it is above $16.5 trillion. Put another way, since he issued that chilling warning, this administration has added more to the nation’s debt than our government acquired in its first 200 years.
It seems to me that continuing another six months down that road to ruin is the real “anti-military” vote.
REP. TOM McCLINTOCK