middle class

Reader Input: Common sense, not extremism

Inscribed in the ancient temple at Delphi were the words “Nothing to excess.” For Aristotle, it meant the desired middle between two extremes: excess and deficiency ... ...

Reader Input: Republican Party has the answers

A recent letter in the Journal regarding the Republican Party caught my eye, by Ron Lowe of Nevada City, Sept. 7 (“Politicians say we’re tanking”). He states &ldq ...

Another View: Big surprise: We’ll pay price for bad choices

As I watched the local news over the weekend, there was a story that kept popping up that truly shocked me. Apparently our leaders have now come to the realization that “cap ...

Reader Input: Tax loopholes for rich draining USA

Our country is in an economic disaster due to the continued shrinking of the middle class, the expansion of the poor and the huge and continuous increases in wealth amongst the ver ...

Another View: Work ethic is what makes us exceptional

Having lived in the city most of my life, I was fortunate to have found and married an Iowa farm girl. After meeting her family, I developed a great admiration for the Midwestern c ...

Reader Input: Prepare youth for tomorrow

Stating the obvious: the survival of the middle class, hollowed out by unemployment and stagnant wages, rests on how well – and how fast – we adapt to a knowledge econo ...

Reader Input: Don’t deprive US of the thrills

Can’t argue with John T. Nightingale (“Liberal paradise lacks unicorns,” Reader Input, Aug. 2) that if you want free quality health care (like our politicians get ...

Reader Input: Enact middle class tax cuts

A few weeks ago, the president asked the House of Representatives to take immediate action on a Senate bill that would freeze the current tax rates on Americans earning less than $ ...

Romney is for the rich

I will never understand what goes on in the minds of Republicans as to why they want to see Republican millionaire Mitt Romney in the White House! As compared to the many European ...

Who has the working poor's back?

I am a 58-year-old part-time teacher and performing musician. I work as a music instructor in three school districts, one community college and two charters. I receive no benefits ...

Middle class needs saving

Oh boy! The president is implementing a plan to save an imperiled species, the spotted owl (Journal, Feb. 29)! I guess he’s too busy with important things like that to worry abo ...

Big money allowed to legally steal

It is interesting that some folks continue to cling to the cry that President Obama’s administration is doomed to failure simply because they cannot overcome their own failure to ...

Republican party left voter

Congressman Tom McClintock states “Congress is divided because the American people are divided” (“Congress earns flunking grade from locals,” Journal, Jan. 18). I would mai ...

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 ...

Letter writer’s rally observation skewed

A letter in the Sunday (Nov. 20) Journal by Mike Monahan claimed that protestors at Thursday’s Occupy Auburn rally were “a screaming mob of young ragtag people with a smatterin ...