Social Security

What’s nation coming to?

Why is our governor thinking about cutting 30 days out of our children’s school year, yet we’re giving free scholarships to illegals? We’re laying off teachers and making cut ...

Tough to live ‘the dream’

The dream: You’re over 65, worked all of your life, served your country, never been in jail and always paid your taxes. You struggled at times and did without but never asked for ...

Republicans aid fat cat cronies

After Republican policies turned a $500 billion surplus into a multi-trillion dollar deficit earlier this decade, crashed our economy, and recently forced almost $1 trillion more ( ...

McClintock compensated handsomely

Congressman Tom McClintock came up from Elk Grove (he never moved in the district) for a couple of meetings with his constituents last week. He did the people’s work six days las ...

Existing policies not sustainable

We are moving down a continuum that is not sustainable mathematically or economically. California has been the proverbial hen house guarded by the foxes for years and has left us w ...

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 ...