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Reader Input: The very rich taxed lightly
Tuesday Sep 09 2014
In case anyone missed the announcement from the Federal Reserve a few days ago, the rich once again got rich and the poor got poorer. The median income of the top 10 percent incr ...
Reader Input: US electorate gutless on guns
Wednesday Apr 24 2013
Shameful indignation again! One of the biggest threats to our democracy is the ability to intimidate, buy off, or otherwise discourage proper response from our elected officials. ...
Reader Input: Norquist going down with ship
Wednesday Nov 28 2012
Grover Norquist is fond of saying “This is not my first rodeo” in regards to his no-tax pledge and his abuse of the democratic process through intimidation and coercion ...
Republican Party abandoned this voter
Monday Aug 27 2012
Obstructionism (win by losing) seems to be the color of the year for the right-wing extremists! If Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Eric Cantor can block any hint of bipartisanshi ...
Don’t hesitate on Measure B
Thursday Feb 16 2012
I don’t live in Newcastle, but I don’t understand why anyone would be against Measure B which is calling for a modest $146 per year increase in taxes to build and fund a much-n ...
Ballot box will clean house
Monday Jan 16 2012
I don’t know what kind of funny cigarettes the lunatic fringe of this current congress smoked in middle school, but the basic governance issues imbedded in civics class were clea ...
Read your Constitution
Friday Jan 13 2012
Memo to John Nightingale (Reader Input, Jan. 12): Characterizing me as a North Korean is ridiculous. How many North Koreans live in Placer County? Further, yes, President Obama sai ...
What kind of North Korean are you?
Wednesday Jan 11 2012
In reference to Patricia Burke’s letter of Jan. 11: “What kind of Americans are you?” To clarify my position, I did not rail against the president. I simply quoted President ...
‘What kind of Americans are you?’
Tuesday Jan 10 2012
In reference to both Steve Cavolt’s and John Nightingale’s letters in the Journal on Jan. 6: What world are you living in? To address Mr. Cavolt: President Obama walked into a ...
Grover Norquist calls GOP shots
Wednesday Dec 21 2011
GOP representatives appear to have blocked the payroll tax cuts proposed by the administration. Ninety-eight percent of GOP members of the House signed a pledge to Grover Norquist ...
Congress dug a deeper hole
Thursday Nov 24 2011
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 ...
Scary to see Republican Party hijacked
Monday Aug 29 2011
Re: “Recovering Republican weary of promise-breakers,” (Looking Behind the Scenes, Aug. 28): From a former Republican to a recovering Republican: I find Mr. (Jim) Ruffalo’s r ...
Mess predates the tea party
Friday Aug 05 2011
Perhaps a bit of reality ought to creep in on the recent tea party mess. If they had stood their ground and not raised the debt ceiling, the default would have had not only severe ...
Resolve that DC debt gridlock
Friday Jul 22 2011
The following represents my best ideas for solving the nation’s enormous deficit problems. It reflects my knowledge of Medicare funding that comes from 20 years working as a C.P. ...
Let business run everything in USA
Monday Apr 18 2011
Grover Norquist, Ronald Reagan’s collaborator, said we should shrink government, put it in a bathtub then drown it. Evidently, the founding fathers incorrectly believed governmen ...
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