Don Perera

Congress is ‘fiddling’ while US burns

Both parties! When I look at Congress’ 90 percent disapproval rating, I say “right on.” When I look at the individual members of Congress, I see many nice people with good in ...

Borrowing impact looms

Social Security and Medicare boards of trustees projected long-run program costs for both are not sustainable under currently scheduled financing, and will require legislative corr ...

Taxpayers stuck with the bill

According to the recent Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission report, there was a lot more government involvement in the causes of our current financial crisis than the politicians ...

Politicians in bed with biz

I see lots of people complaining about BP (and they deserve it) and the financial giants (and they deserve it). But how about the politicians who take tens of millions of dollars f ...

Money talks for decision makers

I see lots of people complaining about BP (and they deserve it) and the financial giants (and they deserve it). But how about the politicians who take tens of millions of dollars f ...

Why re-elect failures?

If the voters of California take a hard look at the economic, fiscal, educational, energy, financial, poverty and immigration condition of both California and the country as a whol ...

Reader a closet Tea Partier

For the past 15 years I was a Tea Partier but didn’t know it. I was a concerned citizen and taxpayer. I was concerned about many of the things that my government was doing to the ...

Don’t blame Arizona for law

I have just one question for the people who are now urging a protest against Arizona for passing its tougher immigration law. If the U.S. government had been doing the job that i ...

Raise? They should pay us

I was just wondering how many people in California think that their elected “representatives” deserve a raise? The U.S. Congress has it set up so they get an automatic raise, ...

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 ...

What happened to the USA?

This country is the United States of America. It’s not the Republican States of America or the Democrat States of America. It’s not the Red or Blue States of America, or the L ...

Congress didn’t earn any raises

I was just wondering how many people in California think that their elected “representatives” deserve a raise? The U.S. Congress has it set up so they get an automatic raise, ...

Neither party earned our trust

It’s been very interesting to watch the health care “debate” (if you can call it that) over the past several months. What has again struck me is when the Democrats say, “We ...

So the taxpayers paid!!

When are the voters/taxpayers going to tell Congress that enough is enough? First the Banking/Housing crisis, which they allowed to occur, and now this massive Health Care “Refor ...

Think country more, party less

Has anybody else noticed that almost all the political headlines start “Dems do this,” “GOP does that,” “Dems assail GOP plans”, “Hearing doors locked,” or “GOP ...