Social Security

Reader Input: So, it’s really happened

The federal government has shut down, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families like mine. It’s a good time for us to step back and look at who gets ...

Reader Input: Veterans beware

Different agencies of the U.S. government consider the value of one’s life differently. Our father died on April 30th, the last day of the month. Social Security felt he was ...

Reader Input: Stop bleeding people white

In your paper of Feb. 28, 2013, Paul T. McDaniel wrote an outstanding letter (“Time to get tough with U.S. Congress”). I agree with him 100 percent. Giving all that m ...

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 ...