deficit

Another View: Placer County tiptoes toward fiscal recovery

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part column series that will run in the Journal in the coming week.Placer County’s budget picture has changed dramatically s ...

Vote out Obama

President Obama’s added $5 trillion to the national deficit in four years, more than George Bush added in eight! With President Obama’s recent rant at the Supreme Court, it’s ...

Obama is not deficit-neutral, period!

(This is a) response to Patricia Grenfell (Reader Input, Dec. 28) regarding my Dec. 22 letter on “extension of payroll tax cuts.” I don’t normally respond to those with diffe ...

Clear the plate of yesteryear

In 2012, I resolve to point out even more clearly how Republican and tea party politicians have done everything in their power to hamper President Obama, to keep the economy flound ...

Working stiffs have a friend

To Steve Cavolt (Reader Input, Dec. 22): Yes, the two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts passed by the House GOP on Dec. 22 with the support of Tom McClintock will be funded in part ...

Spending creates deficits

Re: “Let’s do the numbers,” (Reader Input, Aug 1). Gary Vogt equated low tax rates as the precursor to the Depression, but from 1920 through 1930, under (presidents Calvin) C ...

State needs tax extension

The Legislature and governor need to reach an agreement and act soon on the governor’s January budget proposal to put an extension of the temporary revenues on the June ballot. ...

Ruffalo: State has nearly terminal case of financial shorts

In reporting on Wednesday’s town-hall style meeting about the state budget crises, the Associated Press called Governor-elect Jerry Brown’s efforts “the opening act.” Hop ...

Do not vote Democrat!

Jerry Brown was governor from 1975 to 1982. When he entered office, he was blessed with a budget surplus. After two terms, he left a $1.5 billion deficit and extremely high unemplo ...

Self-sufficiency a rare concept

There is one helpful solution to the nation’s deficit – “Made in America.” JAMES HOUSEL, Foresthill