From Pine View Farm

Responsible Fiscals 2

Republicans: Watch what they do, not what they say.

Dan Morain reports in the Sacramento Bee:

“I’m concluding 22 years in the state Legislature now. I have no pension. I turned that down when I began in 1982,” McClintock told the L.A. Times in May 2008.

Rep. McClintock, a Republican who represents the Sierra even though he resides in Elk Grove, has cultivated a reputation for being tight with a dollar, for having been a tea partyer back before the tea party existed, and, most of all, for sticking to his stated principles.

So imagine my surprise when it turned out that in addition to being paid $174,000 a year by Uncle Sam, McClintock has been collecting a California Legislators’ Retirement System pension since he arrived in Congress in 2009, courtesy of the taxpayers he says he tries so hard to protect.

More what they do at the link.


  1. George Smith

    July 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Ha, Mr. WhiteManistan right there, CA edition, white fringe border. He’s made a career out of running for higher office in Sacramento and losing. Obviously has a reputation for wealth.

  2. Frank

    July 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Really, these guys are all alike.  They say whatever they think will get them votes and do whatever they want.


    Their promises are but sounding brasses or tinkling cymbals which signify nothing, while their actions soil whatever they touch.