Medicare

Ponder this before you vote

Why do Republicans speak of cutting back on entitlements and repealing ?Obamacare? yet refuse to cut back their own entitlements and health benefits first and show how to lead by e ...

Pass Proposition 29, help save lives

Proposition 29, the Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act, which is basically a sin tax, imposes a tax of $1 on a pack of cigarettes. California?s current existing cigarette tax is 8 ...

Curtail this Medicare bloat

Medicare must be drastically pruned to stop wasting our money on less-effective, more-expensive treatments that bloat the medical establishment. A doctor friend is grinding his te ...

Voter fraud has long US history

The headline of Cokie and Steven Roberts’ view on voter registration issues in the Jan. 23 Auburn Journal (“GOP attack on voting rights is un-American”) was laced with emotio ...

Politicians don’t really care about us

Has common sense ever been followed in the political world? Probably not! No sense is their way. If Gov. Jerry Brown and all politicians had children in public schools, then how w ...

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 ...

Middle class needs defense

Last week, a courageous group left the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York City and started marching to Washington, D.C. Their goal was to bring the outrage and energy of the 99 pe ...

Community Portrait: Hospice volunteer fulfilled by this ‘honor and privilege’

Fifteen years ago Theresa Fultz retired from a career in mortgage banking. Fultz is an outdoorsy person and for a while in retirement she busied herself with hiking, skiing, snowsh ...

May the overhaul begin, and soon

The anti-government hyperbole fostered by extremists has led to a gridlock condition that is not only paralyzing, but is a national disgrace that has led to a credit downgrade, whi ...

Our country has not gone to hell

Re: Dee Nann, “Our country has gone to hell,” (Reader Input, Sept. 18). Dee Nann, you are blessed to live in a democracy where you have Social Security and Medicare to take car ...