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Defense, big oil stand unscathed
Tuesday Apr 03 2012
In case you missed this: the House of Representatives GOP voted March 29 and passed a budget that ended Medicare (replacement is $6,000 annual vouchers for insurance companies — ...
Measure B costs too much
Friday Feb 24 2012
At the present time we property owners in the Newcastle Fire District are being taxed $74.18 per year, per parcel for fire protection. If Measure B is passed that will add an addit ...
Get beyond party bias
Thursday Feb 09 2012
With the GOP debate going on, it has made me realize a lot of things about politics. It seems as if both Newt (Gingrich) and (Mitt) Romney aren’t telling us what they have to off ...
Ruffalo: Loss of League of Placer County Taxpayers a huge one
Friday Oct 14 2011
It seems to me that it’s the little things in life that provide the biggest clues as to what’s really happening. For example, need a hint as to just why President Barack Obama ...
Jim Ruffalo: Have we gone from career politicians to career candidates?
Friday Sep 30 2011
Part of the learning curve is finding out things we once deemed permanent aren’t really that way. Time and tide were once thought to be permanent, but Einstein teaches the opposi ...
Bring back civility to our great country
Tuesday Sep 27 2011
I used to consider myself a Republican but not any longer. I also don’t consider myself a Democrat. I’m completely disappointed with both parties. But more importantly I’m di ...
Ruffalo: Recovering Republican weary of promise-breakers
Friday Aug 26 2011
As is the case with many people, I pride myself on always being right — until I’m wrong — but currently I don’t seem to know which is which. Allow me to explain. No matter ...
Grownups must take charge in 2012
Friday Aug 19 2011
There were a few Democrats and the tea party Republicans in the House who acted like grownups and made the tough decision to stop U.S. debt. Then, they were immediately blamed for ...
Spending creates deficits
Friday Aug 05 2011
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 ...
Let’s do the numbers
Friday Jul 29 2011
Re: “Obama, show us you’re the man,” (Reader Input, July 11). History lesson: Like the precursor to 2008, low tax rates and an unregulated Wall Street contributed to the Grea ...
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