Campaign 2010

Feb 17, 2009

4th District residents suffering in economic downturn is Tom McClintock paying attention?

With job losses mounting, foreclosures growing, and an economy in crisis all across California's 4th Congressional District, are Tom McClintock's constituents really his top priority?


After voting last week against an economic recovery package that will save or create more than 8,000 jobs in the 4th District, McClintock's constituents should be wondering what he's up to.


After all, as of last month, McClintock had $40,982 in a bank account earmarked for a 2010 State Board of Equalization run.  This is the same bank account that months ago McClintock promised to close.  But the account still remains open.  Is this a signal of Tom McClintock's true intentions?


"As unemployment in Northern California climbs, families lose their homes, and parents worry about everything from paying their mortgage costs to putting food on the dinner table, it is indefensible for Congressman Tom McClintock to ignore the needs of 4th District residents in favor of thinking about his own political future," said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "In these difficult economic times Tom McClintock's job is to put partisan politics aside to help create jobs and encourage economic growth."


As if his inability to address the economic crisis wasn't enough, McClintock recently took $2,500 from the Board of Equalization account and gave it to an organization called Citizens for the California Republic on top of a previous $15,000 contribution to the same organization.  Who founded Citizens for the California Republic?  You guessed it - Tom McClintock.


With more and more dismal economic news being delivered every day, Tom McClintock opposes efforts to immediately jump-start the economy, create jobs, and help struggling families and communities.  Instead, it looks like McClintock's mind is elsewhere, a reality weighing heavily on the minds of the people he represents.


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