federal deficit

Reader Input: ‘Fiscal cliff’ mere speed bump

Much has been said about the “fiscal cliff” on Jan. 1; however, the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” will be a speed bump compared to the real fiscal cliff. This is ...

Let recipients share our pain

I have been doing some reading and thinking about how to slim down the federal deficit. According to the United States State Department’s website, the amount of United States ai ...

Balance budget with wisdom

Members of our congregation of women religious across this country minister every day to persons who seek emergency shelter, who turn to food pantries and soup kitchens, and who ne ...

Our View: Meet in Auburn, not Washington, D.C.

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized Congressman Tom McClintock recently for not backing progressive local programs with federal dollars. McClintock fired back that Holm ...

Deficit tops $1 trillion

WASHINGTON — The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time ever and could grow to nearly $2 trillion by this fall, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, ...