Social Security

One letter clear, another less so

First, I would like to commend Julann Brown for her comments on local school fundraising (Reader Input, Nov. 25). I had the privilege a few years ago to serve with her briefly on t ...

Open letter to Pres. Obama

I recently sent this e-mail to all my loved ones, and would like to share it with you, as well. Please, please, please do not buy us any gifts this year. With no Social Security ...

Who paid for writer’s schools?

Contrary to Ken Newman (Reader Input, Oct. 19), Measure L is actually good for seniors. Funding our local schools is the most important place we can spend our money because good sc ...

Tea party avoids listing specifics

Like everyone else, I have been reading articles about the tea party. They profess to be for less government, less taxes and for free markets. While one could say all that sounds ...

Great to be a public employee

In the article concerning (educators’) retirement income (Journal, Sept. 13), you say that Joy Hauser taught at Skyridge for 16 years and had a total of 25 working years for the ...

Thank heavens for single-payer

I was recently admitted to Barton Memorial Hospital in Lake Tahoe on an emergency call. I had to call 911. Having Medicare (single payer) and supplemental insurance (which I pay), ...

Will our society self-destruct?

For a culture to survive it must have a fertility rate of 2.11 children per family. A society with a fertility rate of between 1.9 and 1.4 has never survived, although it may be te ...

Our View: $100K pensioners are poster children for a broken system

In Vegas, 21 is a great number. In fact, it’s a lock on a winning hand. In Placer County, 21 is the number of county retirees holding that winning hand – a guaranteed annual p ...

Achievements by our president

Re: “Obama worst since Carter” by Robert Moggridge (Reader Input, July 20). Let’s take a moment to list some accomplishments of the Obama administration as well as things tha ...

Reader lacks immigrant facts

Choose your border carefully? I researched Mr. (Frank) Wilson’s well-written but sadly erroneous letter (Reader Input, June 9). Government sites granting benefits prove him mis ...

Voters: Let your voice be heard

Well another election is almost upon us. For months I have been reading about how people are not going to vote for any incumbents. I for one am not going to vote for any incumbent ...

Arizona is doing a noble thing

Three cheers for Arizona; no, 10 cheers! They passed a law there Friday. It’s what our federal government should have done many, many years ago. But the country is in a sad sta ...

Glad to have government

I’d like to respond to the Tea Partier Dean Rice (Journal, April 19) who wants the government out of his life — period! Does he mean he wants no roads built and maintained by ...

Stop public pension funding

Some 10,000-plus Tea Party Patriots showed up on the steps of our state capital (and over 3-million nationally) last Thursday (April 15) to protest our current big government takeo ...

Fund minimum income for all

It is time to clean up the welfare mess. A massive streamlining is needed. A minimum income level, for all, is logical to me. An adult should have a minimum net income regardles ...