LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McClintock’s vote was wrong | TahoeDailyTribune.com

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McClintock’s vote was wrong

I just talked with Rep. McClintock’s office in Washington, D.C. I asked, why did he vote against a bill that would stop additional tax-payer dollars going to oil companies (subsidies) when he tells us the country is on the verge of financial collapse, and gas is almost $4 a gallon?

His office said that the congressman, “doesn’t believe in picking on one company, and the amendment wasn’t fair.”

McClintock also voted against another amendment that said oil companies would pay their royalties or rent – both terms were used in the bills. He doesn’t think that’s fair either? Can I say it’s not fair I have to pay rent where I stable my horse? Oh, yeah, I bet that’ll work.

According to opensecrets.org, McClintock collected over $30,000 from the oil and gas industry, which includes Occidental Petroleum, Exxon, and Valero. The website says only 17 percent of his campaign contributions this last election came from Northern California, so it doesn’t look like the 4th Congressional District has his ear. His voting record proves it.

Dink Lane

Garden Valley

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