In a well-functioning government, our representatives would evaluate policy based on facts and experience, and enact laws designed to actually improve people’s lives. But we do not have a well-functioning government, and Tom McClintock does not care about facts.
GOP representatives are hoping we forget the promises they made when they rammed through a tax cut that gave small, temporary cuts to most of us, and large permanent cuts to the 1%. They promised that their give-away to the wealthy would spur unprecedented growth, as businesses invested in new facilities and shared the tax savings with employees by raising wages and improving benefits. But other than bonuses by a few companies, businesses across the Nation decided to spend their money on stock buybacks and increased executive pay. The GOP promised that the $4 trillion being held offshore to avoid U.S. taxes would flow back into the country. Yet, less than half a trillion has been repatriated. They claimed that the tax cuts would pay for themselves. Instead, our deficit has skyrocketed and our debt is increasing at an even faster rate. Despite all of this, the GOP House is doubling down. They voted last week to make the tax cuts permanent, resulting in a loss of trillions of dollars over the next twenty years. Although the tax cut would largely benefit the most wealthy in our country and most families would see negligible returns – while their share of U.S. debt would continue to grow – Tom McClintock once again voted in favor of this boon to his wealthy donors.
Tom McClintock consistently puts his donors’ interests ahead of the interests of the constituents he is supposed to serve. 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.