recession

Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON — A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy roster of tax ...

State child well-being status plain to see

I am the great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren and have ages 4 months to 12 years old – living in various states.Through this recession that has hit us all very hard, t ...

You can’t shrink to prosperity

Let’s see. General Motors has weighed in with record profits. People signing up for unemployment have dropped precipitously with the primary Republican candidates making stateme ...

Middle class shouldered with burden

In answer to Mr. (Cornelius) Ough, (Reader Input, Dec. 6): I believe you have a Fox-slanted view of the 99 percent movement. The protesters are not asking for something for nothing ...

Good dog, hard choice: Downturn puts pressure on Placer County pet owners

Economic hard times have put the squeeze on many pet owners. And while the idea of paying off a four-figure bill for a pet procedure or even putting food in the dog dish when a do ...

Recession made in Washington

Now that the election is over and California voters have settled on the fast track to bankruptcy, we can turn our attention back to making sure we understand the main cause of our ...

Don’t blame Democrats

Thomas Mann’s letter (Reader Input, Sept. 17) blaming Democrats and liberals for the subprime financial crisis and current recession totally ignores basic logic and facts. Cons ...

Careful what you wish for

I see that according to the polls the voters are about to put their faith in Republican candidates to stop the recession they caused. Oh, how history is forgotten so soon. I can ...

Another View: Legislature must make job creation a top priority in 2010

Every day, families in our communities are feeling the pain of California’s economic meltdown and lack of job opportunities. Unemployment in the Sacramento region has grown to 1 ...

Capitalism aids the wealthy

Unable to refute even a single one of my points, the empty-headed fringe right merely repeats its broken-record statement that in capitalism, ?thousands have gone from rags to rich ...