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

Raise hand if you know

Would someone please explain to me why, when the government — federal and state — has overspent and we have a huge deficit at both levels ... why is it that the average America ...

Who are the big spenders?

I had to laugh at an article in the Sacramento Bee about the Democrats being big spenders with a record $1 trillion since Obama’s election. This article concerning a “GOP cens ...

Fat cats aren’t suffering

Is the United States “too big to fail?” With the deficit and debt both rising at an astronomical rate, who will be there to bail us out? I’m not sure who we can count on in ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Placer County's budget blues projected to continue in 2010 and 2011

Placer County’s budget blues are projected to continue through next year and into 2011. Supervisors heard a gloomy forecast Tuesday from the CEO’s Office budget staff. The mid- ...