PAUL PIERCY

Leaders: People need help

Where are our elected state representatives when all of the oil refineries in the state suffer simultaneous production problems? Do they believe this is the real truth? If there ar ...

Obama investigation raises questions

I just read the front-page article in the May 9, 2012 Auburn Journal titled “Locals ask Sheriff to investigate Obama.”The article certainly raises more questions than j ...

Bring our US soldiers home

If there has ever been a time to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, that time is now! When Qurans were accidently burned, riots broke out. Six American soldiers were killed by A ...

Greed reigns supreme over oil prices

It looks like gasoline will soon be $5 a gallon. If we’re lucky, they will nudge it back to $4.85 or so. This will give us that little feeling of relief and acceptance that they ...

Let’s teach Congress again

Let’s all give a big round of applause to the free market economy and our do-nothing Congress. Recently there has been a flood of reports about the shortage of cancer drugs. Met ...

County government can’t cut its own

This is the problem with government at all levels. They just don’t have it in them to cut pay for their brethren — “Placer County provides new salary figures,” (Journal, Ja ...

Profits trump patriotism

Re: Emily Geil (“Keep gas price reasonable,” (Reader Input, Jan. 9). To spite the efforts of the American driving public, gas prices are 50 to 70 cents higher this year than la ...

No time for silent sit-by

Well, the U.S. Budget “Supercommittee” has failed (Journal, Nov. 22). The cowards in Washington have, once again, shown their true colors. Harsh cuts are now scheduled to take ...

Remind you of anywhere?

I think the “tea party patriots” started out with a good agenda. Stopping waste and irresponsible spending in government is a campaign that most Americans would join. As time ...

Job creators left the building

I just watched an encore presentation of “60 Minutes” last night (Aug. 21). The show examined the exodus of over 600 major U.S. companies who have moved out of the country. The ...