Tom McClintock supported the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The bill provided $1.5 trillion of tax cuts, most of which went to wealthy individuals and corporations. Among other things, the plan put a cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes, which was a direct attack on states like California that didn’t vote Republican. McClintock’s support effectively forced Californians to take on the tax burden of states like Texas and Florida, resulting in little to no tax relief for McClintock’s constituents.
McClintock didn’t seem concerned about deficits then, but when it comes to helping his constituents, he suddenly cares about deficits. In March of last year, when the pandemic first hit, McClintock voted Nay on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a $104 billion package largely focused on paid sick leave and unemployment benefits. In December, he noted Nay on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021; included in this bill were $600 payments to individuals, phased out at higher incomes, so specifically not targeting those that benefited from the tax cut. And, just a few days ago, he voted Nay on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which added an additional $1400 payments to individuals, also phased out at higher incomes.
Tom McClintock continues to pursue a radical agenda that runs counter to the interests of his constituents. CD-4 deserves a representative that will help all our residents and not just his wealthy donors. Please consider a donation to help us retire Tom McClintock and replace him with someone who will look out for the best interests of their constituents.