debt

In search of credible leader

Wow — we all dodged a bullet when Congress finally started working together and resolved this debt limit crisis that was created by House Republicans. However, when push came to ...

Roll back the Bush tax cuts

Back in the (Bill) Clinton days, before the “Bush era tax cuts” as they’re called, we had a budget surplus and were actually reducing the amount of our national debt. Now we ...

Where was tea party back in the day?

It’s obvious that Congress is not going to step up to the plate and fix the national debt. For those of us sitting on the sidelines, it boils down to “choose your own poison” ...

Debt creation must stop

Congress raised the federal debt ceiling (the amount of borrowing the federal government cannot exceed) on our national debt by almost $2 trillion just a little over a year ago. Th ...

Suggestion for Meg’s millions

In this era of candidates buying their way into political office, and if it is true that Meg Whitman has spent millions of dollars of her own money seeking to be the next governor ...

Blame who for debt, recession?

We hear the two parties accuse and complain about the national debt and the economy all the time. So, which party is the big spender and on whose watch do the recessions occur? I ...

Tea Party must address issues

April 15 was a big day for the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party wants to reduce taxes (“Taxed Enough Already”) and also reduce the continuing national debt. I’m all in favo ...

Placer County eyes new loan program for “green” home improvements

Help is on the way from an unusual source in Placer County for homeowners looking for ways to find funds to pay for a “greener” home. Everything from installing a new heating ...

How to beat Blue Monday

Dr. Cliff Arnall may have come up with an equation for calculating the most depressing day of the year, but here’s how to beat it. Weather: Overcast skies and shorter daytime ha ...