Social Security

Politicians don’t really care about us

Has common sense ever been followed in the political world? Probably not! No sense is their way. If Gov. Jerry Brown and all politicians had children in public schools, then how w ...

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 ...

McClintock, the billionaires’ pal

In response to a letter from Gwen Myers (Reader Input, Oct. 31): I couldn’t tell whether Ms. Myers was serious or whether she was pulling our leg in support of Tom McClintock. Th ...

Social Security is just a Ponzi scheme

Contrary to what Gene Lyons wants you to believe (Another View, Nov. 3), Social Security is a Ponzi scheme and like all Ponzi schemes, it will eventually collapse. Ponzi schemes ar ...

New tax will sneak up on you

Is that couple who are so enamored with Barack Obama (Reader Input, Oct. 23) aware that another new tax was slipped in while they were asleep? House bill HR 4646 is a 1 percent tax ...

May the overhaul begin, and soon

The anti-government hyperbole fostered by extremists has led to a gridlock condition that is not only paralyzing, but is a national disgrace that has led to a credit downgrade, whi ...

Our country has not gone to hell

Re: Dee Nann, “Our country has gone to hell,” (Reader Input, Sept. 18). Dee Nann, you are blessed to live in a democracy where you have Social Security and Medicare to take car ...

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 ...

Sacrifice can keep our nation great

On the anniversary of 9/11 I am full of pride in our nation and the sacrifice of so many people 10 years ago today. At that time we were under attack from an outside group with ha ...

Republicans took the bait

The GOP’s four goals for the price of one: destroying Obama, Social Security, Medicare and increasing tax breaks for the wealthy! The GOP is hoping that you have forgotten about ...