Tom McClintock’s Hypocrisy About U.S. Debt

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During the last administration, Tom McClintock – like every other Republican – talked a lot about the deficit, and the U.S.’s increasing debt. He warned of doom for all of us if we didn’t balance our budget. His silence now, as our debt balloons, demonstrates better than anything else that McClintock is a hypocrite, who puts party ahead of people every time.

The President promised to bring down our debt – apparently convinced the U.S. could just print more money, without any repercussions – but he has failed miserably. With increased spending and lowered taxes that have, as predicted, not triggered the spending and investment needed to pay for themselves, the U.S. deficit has spiked sharply. It will reach a trillion dollars a year much sooner than expected. If a Democrat was president, Tom McClintock would be loudly condemning the president, as he did during the Obama administration. But unlike the temporary deficits during the Obama administration that were needed to dig us out of the worst recession in decades, these deficits are permanent. Just as importantly, we did not need to do this to ourselves. And although our economy is imperfect – wages are much too low, and the huge gap between the wealthy and the rest of us continues to spike – it is strong. We are taking on this debt during the good times, making it immeasurably harder to weather the hard times.

Tom McClintock puts party ahead of people, and country, every single time. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.

Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin