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Reader Input: How to achieve fiscal solvency

What is the media doing when they repeat the call “to cut entitlements” to reduce the deficit or “raise the retirement age” or the “Medicare age.&rdqu ...

Who asked for tax loopholes?

Who asked to stop “interest deductions” for credit card and payment account’s limit deductions to “only” mortgage interest? Who stopped health care expense deductions to ...

Beth Gaines has vested interest

Beth Gaines voted against a bill to control health insurance costs last week. The bill (AB 52) specifically says: It prohibits increasing insurance premiums rates without first su ...

Stop the oil company welfare checks

Why is Tom McClintock fighting so hard to keep oil companies’ “subsidies”? Subsidies are tax dollars going to the oil companies. He said on the House floor, “We are on th ...

Tom McClintock doesn’t listen

I just talked with Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s office in Washington, D.C. I asked why did he vote against a bill that would stop additional tax-payer dollars going to oil co ...

Corporations should pay, too

I went to Congressman Tom McClintock’s Town Hall meeting last week and the main theme was cutting funds to “Obama-care” and how the deficit would be the demise of this countr ...

McClintock compensated handsomely

Congressman Tom McClintock came up from Elk Grove (he never moved in the district) for a couple of meetings with his constituents last week. He did the people’s work six days las ...

Questions for McClintock

Congressman Tom McClintock once again voted against the 9/11 First Responders Bill. The congressman was unavailable for comment, so I thought maybe the editors could get a response ...

McClintock needs scrutiny

Why is no one reporting on Congressman Tom McClintock’s voting record? He not only voted against the unemployment benefits bill, he argued on the house floor against it. He vo ...

Cutting funding not the solution

Our Republican Congressman Tom McClintock went back to Washington, D.C., to vote on H.R. 1586, which would provide needed funding to federally mandated programs for states. He st ...