middle class

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 ...