Raymond Tan

Reader Input: Just remember to cut spending

What is fair? Repeatedly, we are told the rich do not pay their “fair share” in federal income taxes. While I do not know what is “fair share,” here are s ...

Subject educators to fiscal scrutiny

Per California Department of Education, we spend an average of $8,853 per year per student. The average teacher, same website, makes $67,932 per year. If you have 20 students per c ...

First, send a message on local level

While in principle I tend to agree with Raymond Tan (Reader Input, July 6) that the expense of over $1,600 for Placer County’s “Do-little dinner” is minor compared with the e ...

Dinner pales in light of benefits

Dinner is the least of our concerns. Regarding the excellent recent article from the AJ on the taxpayer-billed dinner in February 2007 (Journal, July 1): What is the big deal? Whi ...

Can’t Washington dangle more carrot, less stick?

Consider these “carrots” as alternatives to the following “sticks” being presented by Washington: Instead of the “stick” of the proposed $900-plus billion over 10 year ...

Bash-and-tax the rich is a simplistic response

It is fashionable to bash the “rich.” With the “rich” in California now subject to the highest progressive state income tax structure in the nation, there will be consequen ...