Re "He just said 'no' to `cliff' solutions" (Dan Morain, Jan. 6): I found the juxtaposition stunning of Dan Morain's column on do-nothing Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, and the article next to it about how California's children are by far the biggest victims of increased poverty across the state.
Doesn't McClintock make the connection between his austere fiscal policies and childhood poverty? How can he vote "no" to the Fiscal Cliff solution to give tax breaks for 98 percent of the American people, including most of his own constituents, just to protect the top 1 to 2 percent of millionaires and billionaires?
How can he vote against extending federal unemployment insurance that may help to put food on the tables for these children? I don't understand why the people keep voting for this man. He has done nothing for his district in the four years he has been in Congress.
-- Leslye Janusz, Auburn