Patricia Grenfell

LaMalfa under FEC scrutiny

If you live in the Auburn area and you don’t live within the Auburn city limits or most of Newcastle, then you are now in Congressional District 1. Your November congressional c ...

McClintock must answer

I have questions for Tom McClintock to answer but I don?t think a Town Hall would be the appropriate venue. Last year I attended the Auburn Town Hall and experienced what I would ...

Money trail tough to follow

Mary Ann Frank wants us to check the backers of bills and candidates (“Check out who backs issues, candidates,” Reader Input, June 14). Oh, that we could!Since the U.S. ...

Measure gives away taxpayer funds

The ?News and Views? program on Wave Broadband featured a debate on Measure A. During a back and forth with Todd Stenhouse of Preserve Auburn, Kevin Hanley once again denied that M ...

Prove reader wrong, get $100

In reference to Patricia Grenfell’s April 4 letter “Defense, big oil stand unscathed,” I’m just amazed how some people did not know the meaning of words and just repeat tal ...

Defense, big oil stand unscathed

In case you missed this: the House of Representatives GOP voted March 29 and passed a budget that ended Medicare (replacement is $6,000 annual vouchers for insurance companies — ...

Free speech works two ways

Robert Carrell (“Knight Obama to the rescue,” Reader Input, March 16) thinks the president is a weak man for commending a young woman for speaking out about injustice in women ...

Label matters less than facts

Steve Cavolt: You are welcome to you own opinion, but not your own facts (“Obama is not deficit-neutral, period!” Reader Input, Jan. 6). The bill passed with (Congressman Tom) ...

Obama is not deficit-neutral, period!

(This is a) response to Patricia Grenfell (Reader Input, Dec. 28) regarding my Dec. 22 letter on “extension of payroll tax cuts.” I don’t normally respond to those with diffe ...

Working stiffs have a friend

To Steve Cavolt (Reader Input, Dec. 22): Yes, the two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts passed by the House GOP on Dec. 22 with the support of Tom McClintock will be funded in part ...

President is not a king

Letter to Dee Nann (Reader Input, Dec 8): I so admire your empathy for the homeless, the children who can’t afford colleges today, and those who have lost their jobs. And you are ...

Observations of Occupiers

I want to thank Dave Hungerford (Reader Input, Nov. 22) for his response to my letter. My concern was with (Occupy Auburn) parking as I had a difficult time finding a parking place ...

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 ...

Reader fell for rumor

Re: “New tax will sneak up on you,” (Reader Input, Oct 26): Dale (Smith), please stop believing the e-mails that fly around the Internet. You have nothing to fear. Obama doesn ...

Ultra-rich just getting richer

So what is this outrage at middle-class Americans having a public pension? Thirty years ago members of America’s middle class would celebrate pensions for others and spend their ...