Social Security

Reader Input: What happens when you get old

This is what happens when you get old. You hear the things that make younger folks go gaga, and all you distinguish is a speech to those of color, of other cultures, those that are ...

Changing definition of ‘entitlements’

Cherie Holm’s discussion and definition of “entitlement” is spot-on. Politicians seem to re-invent definitions to make them seem omnipotent, and garner more votes ...

Voters may well need counseling

I have been an avid reader of newspapers for decades. A person can generally find the front page filled with stories of war, epidemics, natural disasters, political unrest in the ...

Folks, we’re nowhere near socialism

Socialism is nothing more or nothing less than the ownership of the means of production and the cooperative management of such. Folks, we’re far from that model. We’ve had ele ...

Vote yes on Measure B

Higgins Fire District serving Lake of the Pines and south Nevada County placed Measure B on the June ballot to increase the existing, woefully inadequate 32-year-old parcel fee of ...

Auburn woman lives Lyme disease hell

My name is Shayla DeRenne. I’m 22 years old and have been a resident of Auburn for 15 years. I wanted to sincerely thank you for the article you placed in the Journal about Lyme ...

Let’s set a few things straight

Here we go again, Donna McCloskey (Reader Input, Feb. 20), with another ill-informed Republican constituent comment. You obviously get your info from talk radio, or other Republic ...

Politicians not helping nation recover

Social Security is going broke and our politicians are making it worse. Social Security checks are paid through a payroll tax — the same payroll tax that has been cut by our pol ...

Specifics lacking in anti-business carp

Re: “California, sadly, not business-friendly,”?Grant Shaw, (Reader Input, Jan. 5). Like you, politicians generalize about taxes, fuel prices, jobs, healthcare and Social Secur ...

Vote out the professional politicos

In answer to “McClintock talks election, waste, payroll tax,” (Another View, Jan. 11): Mr. (Tom) McClintock, you stated Social Security was an entitlement. Due to your lack of ...
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