Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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McClintock’s vote

EDITOR:

According to Congress.org, Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Appropriations vote passed (267-151, 13 not voting).

With a March 27 deadline to avert government shutdown looming, the House moved last week to pass a bill making appropriation for the rest of the fiscal year. The package contained full appropriations bills for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, (though it did not increase their funding levels) and essentially continues Fiscal Year 2012 funding for all other accounts. The bill’s overall funding level is in line with the $1.043 trillion cap agreed to under the 2011 debt ceiling agreement, but because of the sequester, net new budget authority would instead reach $984 billion.

Rep. Tom McClintock voted “No.” With all the publicity telling us about the need to take care of our military people returning with PTSD, armless or legless, why would your congressperson vote against this bill?

BETSY KERR
Placerville

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Discussion | 22 comments

  • Bill GeorgeMarch 12, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    Congressman McClintock’s Vote Note on HR 933: By adopting HR 933, the House lost the opportunity to lock in sequester savings through the end of the fiscal year. The continuing resolution sets federal discretionary funding at the annual pre-sequester level of $1.043 trillion, relying on the continued operation of the sequester to reduce that figure to $984 billion. Should the sequester be repealed in coming weeks, this CR would automatically revert to a level well above that set by the budget resolutions adopted by the House. Secondarily, this action also sacrificed an opportunity to forbid funding for Obamacare and effectively postpones any further attempts to control spending through the House’s power to appropriate until September 30th. I believe that until the normal budget and appropriations process can be restored at a sustainable level, continuing resolutions to fund the government and extensions of the debt limit should be advanced in short increments, within levels set by the House budget resolution, and accompanied by the incremental reforms necessary to remain within that trajectory. The House’s unwillingness to do so today is disappointing.

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  • GlennMarch 13, 2013 - 5:38 am

    McClintock: against gun control, against solar power, against balancing the budget, against veterans, against medical research, against women’s rights, against.... against.... against.... against................, the list goes on.

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  • GlennMarch 13, 2013 - 5:45 am

    Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, discusses new firearms and crime study linking firearms laws with lower firearm-related deaths. McClintock says, “It’s not true.”

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  • GlennMarch 13, 2013 - 5:51 am

    Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, crime study linking firearms laws with lower firearm-related deaths. McClintock says, “It’s not true.”

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  • MartinMarch 13, 2013 - 7:22 am

    Let’s take away the semi auto weapons so that only the bad and the ugly have them; that makes about as much since as taking the horns off animals so that the predators would have easy access to dinner. It certainly isn’t going to make the predator go away. Put you’re head on straight and think about it! removing defense just makes it easier for the aggressor. All of the states that have strict gun laws have runaway crime, Chicago; crime center USA.

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  • GlennMarch 13, 2013 - 10:29 am

    Martin, your a crazy on the wrong side of history. Life must be very difficult for you.

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  • MartinMarch 13, 2013 - 11:05 am

    You need to comprehend what you read, who do you think is going to be deprived if you take away someones defense?

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Hey Betsy, what else did the "package" contain? How much more of a bill do you want to leave for the 6th graders who can't tour the whitehouse because the golfer-in-chief can't take a break from his endless vacations? They are already on the hook for $16trillion.

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:39 am

    Finally a shovel ready job paid for by our trillion dollar stimulus has been reported. http://www.kcra.com/news/New-Elk-Grove-bike-path-costs-1-150-per-foot/-/11797728/19291236/-/ypbj7iz/-/index.html#comments

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:40 am

    Maybe we could find a few areas to cut spending. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/11/research-decisions-get-fresh-scrutiny/

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  • Terry DuCrosMarch 13, 2013 - 10:41 am

    On June 10, 2011 my mother, Sheila DuCros Salley, traveled from her home in Dover, New Hampshire, across the state border into Maine. She arrived at the Kittery Trading Post and purchased a gun for $394.94. She drove home to New Hampshire, test fired the weapon in a couple of her closets, then fired it one more time into her head, immediately ending her life. Only by sheer luck was no one else injured or killed with her naïve practice shooting through walls.My mother was responsible for her own choice and actions. However, this death could have been prevented.

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  • MartinMarch 13, 2013 - 10:59 am

    she could of ended her life along with a few others if she hadn't purchased a gun, she could of just pointed her car into oncoming traffic.

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:42 am

    I can make blanket accusations too. How come the dems in California want to protect the sexual preditors? http://www.kcra.com/news/Sex-offender-bill-voted-down-on-party-lines/-/11797728/19286212/-/vqke9pz/-/index.html

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:45 am

    After all the taxation and spending in California by the leftists who run this state we lead the country in poverty. Insanity is repeating the same behavior expecting different results. http://www.news10.net/news/article/235293/2/Lawmakers-ask-why-nearly-1-in-4-Californians-live-in-poverty

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Here is some spending we can't possibly survive without. http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/feds-spend-1-5-million-to-study-obese-lesbians.html

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Here is what our welfare programs are paying for. http://www.news10.net/news/article/235363/0/Calif-couple-arrested-after-toddler-taken-ill-from-alcohol-methamphetamine

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  • GleenMarch 13, 2013 - 10:54 am

    Seems this cookie must be the tea party paid first responder.

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:54 am

    Here is a mistitled story from local media. There is no shortage of young people to work, there is a shortage of young people willing to work. The unemployment 18-25 age group under obama is @40% but they have been indoctrinated to believe the government owes them a living. http://www.news10.net/news/article/234979/0/Calif-farms-face-labor-shortage-as-farmworkers-age-

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  • cookie65March 13, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Seems this Gleen must be a braindead leftists who is only capable of repeating what he has been told to believe. Attempt an original thought (something that originates within your own cranium that I can't find in a thousand different places).

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  • GlennMarch 13, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Words of wisdom from the right wing blog queen .

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  • rodMarch 13, 2013 - 10:41 pm

    Terry, sorry to hear about your mother but it sounds like she was suffering, maybe from depression. She decided to take her life, how can it possibly be the gun's fault or regulations allowing her to legally purchase a gun. But more importantly an illegal purchase cannot be PREVENTED by more gun laws, she was alredy breaking the law by making the purchase, IT WAS ILLEGAL. People that don't have access to a gun, can end their life just as quickly and painlessly by hitting a tree at 55 mph. Get a grip, the gun had nothing to do with her decision to end her life. If you still don't get it, read this commment over again until you do. You will find your animosity toward guns or gun laws is simply misdirected. And GLEN, your'e an idiot, no cure or therapy for that, sorry pal.

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  • Ken SteersMarch 14, 2013 - 7:08 am

    A few interesting observations regarding Terry DuCross's story. One is why is the price of the gun his mother purchased $394.94 relevant? I ask because a Brady telling the same story http://www.bradycampaign.org/toomanyvictims/2013/01/tribute-to-sheila-salley/ deemed it important in his story also. The second is how this story keeps popping up on local newspapers by numerous different family members who all seem as worried about how much money their mom spent to purchase a gun as the fact that she killed herself alone in her apartment. So I ask Mr DuCros do you live here in our county? Are you a real person?

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