spending

Reader Input: There is a solution for addiction

This letter is directed to all of you who are suffering with the disease of addiction. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, gambling, spending, it all stems from untreated mental illness ...

Reader Input: The sequester must be upheld

Many members of Congress, the president and special interest groups and cronies who feed off of American families want us to believe that obeying their own sequester law will force ...

Americans spent over $53 billion on pets last year

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The economy may have remained sluggish last year but Americans refused to scrimp on their pets, with animal lovers spending upwards of $53 billi ...

Spending creates deficits

Re: “Let’s do the numbers,” (Reader Input, Aug 1). Gary Vogt equated low tax rates as the precursor to the Depression, but from 1920 through 1930, under (presidents Calvin) C ...

Roll back the Bush tax cuts

Back in the (Bill) Clinton days, before the “Bush era tax cuts” as they’re called, we had a budget surplus and were actually reducing the amount of our national debt. Now we ...

Another View: The debt crisis

Imagine a family that earns $50,000 a year but is spending more than $88,000 with a credit card balance of $330,000. The discussions around the kitchen table are likely to be a lit ...

Lincoln council needs to stop spending

Things just get better and better — not! Lincoln’s City Council has spent $30,000 in redevelopment funds so a consulting firm can tell us that our downtown needs “branding ...

State needs to curb spending

I read with amusement how liberals screamed when the New Jersey governor declared a fiscal emergency and took action to stop the hemorrhaging of money. New Jersey, like Californi ...

Stomp out spending

With major stock market indices crashing more than 30 percent in 2008, home prices plummeting in Placer County and around the globe and unemployment numbers moving upward, 2009 loo ...

Residents feel pinch of slowing economy

Retirement doesn't seem so comfortable for Auburn resident Bill Chelonis. The 61-year-old is a support engineer for Hewlett-Packard and four months ago, he was looking forward to ...