Tom McClintock’s Disdain For His Constituents

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We’ve known for a while that Tom McClintock has little regard for the people he’s supposed to serve. He doesn’t worry much about the families struggling to make ends meet in difficult times, or the people facing medical issues without adequate health care. They’re on their own. Sink or swim. That’s his political philosophy and he’s stuck with it.

His vote to reject the Families First Recovery Act — a bipartisan effort to get money into the hands of Americans when it’s desperately needed to try to address the economic impact of COVID-19 — grows out of a fundamental disdain for his constituents. He tried to justify his vote  by claiming that the Act “opens the door for anyone who wants to game the system.” With these few words, Tom McClintock has shown us who he is, and why he votes as he does. McClintock doesn’t see the many people across the District who desperately need help in this unprecedented time. He refuses to act to help them. He sees the few people who will cheat. He voted to deny help to the people who work hard — who have done everything right, and need their government to step up and give them back some of the taxes they’ve been paying for years — because some people won’t return to work when they can. 

Tom McClintock doesn’t see the good in people. He sees only the bad. Worse, he is willing to let untold numbers of people suffer — to crater the economy, if necessary — because some people might misuse the relief that so many people desperately need now. 

California’s 4th District deserves better. We deserve a representative who sees our challenges with clear eyes and takes meaningful action to fix them. We deserve a representative who truly cares about what happens in this District. We deserve a representative who will fight for us.

Join us, as we fight to send Tom McClintock back to his own District, and to finally stop him from selling us out, one vote at a time.

Because we know, as Margaret Mead said, that “a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”    

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