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McClintock (R-CA) kicked butt on KQED Forum this morning

Rep. Tom McClintock is an apparently liberty-minded congressman from California that Ron Paul even sent out email blasts asking for us to help support him in his tight race (he won!).

He was on a locally-produced, nationally-syndicated public (government?) radio show this morning called "KQED Forum with Michael Krasny". He was on to talk about the stimulus package and how it affects California, and he did a GREAT job of arguing against it in the short time he was alloted. He left the smart, very liberal, big-government host with nothing to say, and he effectively pre-refuted everything the Keynesian economists who came on after him would end up saying.

The podcast will become available later today, so check it out (it's available from kqed.org and iTunes and all the other usual podcast aggregator services). Tom was on from about the 8 minute mark.

Oh, and the first caller was good too. I wasn't able to listen to the whole show though.

Anyway, check it out, and if you agree with me that Tom did a good job, please contact him and let him know!

Link to KQED Forum website: http://www.kqed.org/radio/programs/forum/

Link to Tom McClintock's house.gov page:

EDIT2: The audio is up now, here:
Tom was on from the 8 minute mark to about the 14 minute mark.

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nationally syndicated

just means that other "public" stations carry it. Most public stations are truly run on user donations and corporate underwriting. Only a few get federal grants.

CPB originally started out as a gov't program, but now only about 20% of its funding is federal, and it could probably function just fine spun off of the government.



Home Run.

The part where he said the stimulous package will create jobs at ~$250K per job really hit home.

Good explanation

Ron needs to use his description of how you can take a dollar from Peter and give it to Paul, but you can't inject new money. You are always taking money from one sector of the economy and putting it in another. Best just to leave the dollars in the economy where they will be used most efficiently by the free markets, otherwise it creates malinvestment.

Register as Republican and Vote for Ron Paul

bump for pro active


"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Thanks for the post.

Great I'll check out the podcast!

Can you post a link to it on here?

When it comes available?
I'd like to listen to this.


I've edited the original post to include the link to the page hosting today's audio.

Here it is again: http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R901280900

If you liked what Tom said, please let him know. His contact info is available here: http://mcclintock.house.gov/


His explanation was one of the best that I've heard:
"Government cannot inject a single dollar into the economy that is not first taken out of the same economy."
It was so crystal clear (because it's so simple) that I believe even the host (a liberal most likely) understood it.

sounds great. any link for

sounds great.

any link for the lazy man?