Republicans

‘We the people’ are to blame

In the matter of this country’s dire economic problems, the Congress has failed twice. How can the members of Congress, that body that views the word “compromise” as an epith ...

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 ...

Obama gets things done

How effective of a leader has President Obama been? During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama made five key promises he wished to accomplish when he got to the White House ...

What do polls really reveal?

What does it say that the general voter populace jumps on a politician’s bandwagon when first entering the fray or after the latest catch phrase or a single debate performance, o ...

Ruffalo: Recovery imminent if government would get out of way

There are at least three ways to look at how things are going economically these days. Republicans would have us believe the only reason we’re not going to Hell in a hand-basket ...

McClintock no vote-counter

An Auburn Journal article of Aug. 7, (“Placer Republicans leery of Washington budget moves”) quotes a local city councilman who alleges that Congressman (Tom) McClintock “was ...

Rich, powerful write our laws

I’m asking all voters out there to do some in-depth research on an organization called the American Legislative Exchange Council. It’s made up of about 2,000 state legislators ...

President wiser than you think

Naysayers from both sides of the spectrum are seeing the debt ceiling settlement as a victory for the Republicans and tea party. Quite contraire. President (Barack) Obama now has ...

Research before raising taxes

My letter is in response to Mr. Jim Knox’s letter of July 17, 2011. Mr. Knox, I understand that it is easy to put all the blame on the Republicans for not allowing the taxes to b ...

Dems exempt from own chaos

Who can you believe? One side says that we will have a financial armageddon if we don’t raise the debt ceiling. Scare tactics abound from the Democrats. Republicans insist on spe ...

Institute higher taxes for all

The votes are in and it is time to raise taxes on all Americans. President (Barack) Obama claims 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases. “The Ame ...

Ruffalo: Consolidated firefighting resources may soon be spread thinner

A quick check of the schedule shows two rather interesting and perhaps — heated — meetings are in the works. On July 21, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District’s direct ...

Duran takes right stance

I wish to congratulate District 1 supervisor, Jack Duran, on his stance regarding the revenue-sharing issue (Journal, July 4). It’s ironic that a Democrat would take the position ...

Christians a diverse lot

There’s something I’d like to clear up. Not all Christians are Republicans. Not all Christians are in the extreme right. Not all Christians support Sarah Palin. Not all Christi ...

Balance budget; don’t harm poor

I continue to read that Republicans in Congress, Tom McClintock among them, are supporting significant changes to Medicare and Medicaid to balance the Federal budget. My reaction ...