government

Getting back to a ‘Government by The People’

In regards to Bill LaFlaur’s Sept. 12 Reader Input, “Republicans, rich-obsessed.” Bill, you are in the same boat as most of us but your response to our dilemma is not the sol ...

Our View: Open citizens need open government

Taxpayers should be able to ask where their money goes and find the answer fairly quickly. Spending is one of the biggest issues with federal, state and local governments nationwid ...

Letter writer gets it wrong

Donald Adams (Reader Input, March 9) tries to cover his tracks and split hairs in a hopeless attempt to refute my exposure of his contradictions and prejudice regarding gay marriag ...

Original letter misunderstood

In response to Mr. (Jim) Beall Sr.’s letter (Reader Input, March 8), he obviously didn’t understand the original letter and let his emotions respond for him. In the original le ...

New spin on a dead horse

The tribal wisdom of the Flathead Nation, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismoun ...

Please take time to read Constitution

Mark Twain once said, “The classics are something everyone talks about but no one reads.” The same can be said of our Constitution. We are abysmally ignorant about the document ...

USA past its prime

As a leading edge baby boomer I realize that I was born at the pefect time in history. For my generation opportunity abounded and we were on the verge of an exciting new worldd in ...

County government can’t cut its own

This is the problem with government at all levels. They just don’t have it in them to cut pay for their brethren — “Placer County provides new salary figures,” (Journal, Ja ...

Leave abortion decision up to women

Regarding the article protesting abortion in Sunday’s Journal (Jan. 22), outlawing abortion will not stop abortion. Just like Prohibition did not stop the sale and consumption of ...

Public dollars easily spent

You see what is wrong-headed with county government when (Placer County CEO) Tom Miller says that with the closing of the Redevelopment Agency he will have the staff reassigned to ...

There’s value in giving pennies

Regarding the controversy at the Colfax post office and the “bell ringers” of the Salvation Army (Journal, Dec. 4): We have lived in Colfax for 30 years and the different chari ...

Put our own before Martians

Why is the federal government letting the United States Postal Service go bankrupt? Why are we giving billions of dollars to countries that hate us? Why are we spending billions of ...

Remember father’s wisdom

The relationship between government and the private sector that supports it, to be brutally frank, is that of parasite and host. The parasite is taking too much and the host is fai ...

Pay raises outtasight

“How did the greatest country get to this point?” — Jim Valk’s (Reader Input) question on Sunday, Oct. 23. My answer: 1. Greed 2. The system of percentage raises that the g ...

Government can’t fake it

There is a management void in the White House, our economy is a disaster and all polls indicate the need for jobs is the biggest concern of most Americans. I need an explanation ho ...