Democrats

Congress dug a deeper hole

Not surprisingly, the hyped supercommittee was a failure from its inception. This disgraceful, half-hearted attempt to bridge the artificially inspired political gap between the Re ...

‘We the people’ are to blame

In the matter of this country’s dire economic problems, the Congress has failed twice. How can the members of Congress, that body that views the word “compromise” as an epith ...

Remind you of anywhere?

I think the “tea party patriots” started out with a good agenda. Stopping waste and irresponsible spending in government is a campaign that most Americans would join. As time ...

Tax boost will diminish deficit

Our country’s budget deficit comes as no surprise. We continue to fund two wars and are still saddled with $1 trillion in tax cuts from the previous administration. Income taxes ...

Institute higher taxes for all

The votes are in and it is time to raise taxes on all Americans. President (Barack) Obama claims 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases. “The Ame ...

Ruffalo: Consolidated firefighting resources may soon be spread thinner

A quick check of the schedule shows two rather interesting and perhaps — heated — meetings are in the works. On July 21, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s direct ...

Duran takes right stance

I wish to congratulate District 1 supervisor, Jack Duran, on his stance regarding the revenue-sharing issue (Journal, July 4). It’s ironic that a Democrat would take the position ...

McClintock: Show respect

McClintock: Show respect Re: Congressman Tom McClintock’s town hall meeting on April 28: Congressman McClintock is supposed to represent all the citizens of the 4th Congressio ...

When enforcers ignore the law

Mr. (Jim) Beall (Sr.) expanded on my letter concerning illegal actions by two of our last three presidents (Reader Input, April 5). He tried to confuse the issue that both Clinton ...

Ruffalo: Local Republicans continue to stink up the place

If my only two choices for membership to a political party were Republican or Democrat, I unhesitatingly would opt for the GOP every time. Maybe it’s nothing more than nostalgia ...

Ruffalo: Motherlode of unreported nuggets hides in Placer minds

In what sometimes seems eons ago, I had a nightly talk show on a Nevada County radio station. Listeners seemed to like it, for which credit belongs to the format rather than the ...

Parties must cooperate

Ginny and I have been impressed with the cooperation shown by both sides of the aisle of our U.S. Senate and House of Representatives toward making ours truly a government of the p ...

Instead of blame, care for fellow man

Re: Possible reason for shooting (Reader Input, Journal, Jan. 12), by Dave Imgrund. First of all, it was our elected Congress that voted for health care reform in an attempt to p ...

Recovery needs the middle class

The Republicans and blue dog Democrats are working to perpetuate our nation’s wealth in the hands of the rich this holiday season. They don’t want to extend unemployment benefi ...

Too late for pointing fingers

I’d like to present some facts in response to (Fred and Judy) Barth’s note (Reader Input, Nov. 16) with respect to Jerry Brown and the Democrats having done something bad to th ...