Steve Cavolt

Obama is not deficit-neutral, period!

(This is a) response to Patricia Grenfell (Reader Input, Dec. 28) regarding my Dec. 22 letter on “extension of payroll tax cuts.” I don’t normally respond to those with diffe ...

Working stiffs have a friend

To Steve Cavolt (Reader Input, Dec. 22): Yes, the two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts passed by the House GOP on Dec. 22 with the support of Tom McClintock will be funded in part ...

Locals weigh in on payroll tax break extension

Locals are sounding off on a controversial stand the House of Representatives took when it rejected legislation on Tuesday that would extend federal payroll tax cuts, some long-ter ...

Both payroll bills inherently deceptive

Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) Tuesday (Dec. 20) delivered the following remarks on the House floor regarding the payroll tax legislation debate: “In all this debate, I fear b ...

‘Dream Act’ bad news for state

I agree totally with Steve Cavolt regarding how bad the California “Dream Act” AB 131 is (Reader Input, Sept. 7). He hit the nail right on the head, but it would not just give ...

Dream Act equals blatant incompetence

AB 131, California’s Dream Act was passed by the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Brown’s office for signature. (It) passed purely along party lines. The Democrats in the Legi ...

Greed appears the winner

What a travesty, the majority public defeated the Wal-Mart Corporation in their Auburn thrust in 1992, 1994 and 1995. The legal appeals and lawsuits should have taught (Jim) Conkey ...

Shoppers still control purse strings

Why should any of us be surprised that the world’s biggest retailer has finally got its grips into Auburn? To those who proclaim that small businesses are the engine of the Unite ...

Developer: Lawsuit scared Costco away

Could the threat of a lawsuit by a community group have scared Costco away from buying a prime North Auburn site? And did that set the stage for Wal-Mart to ultimately make the dea ...

Kill the death row dwellers

I am responding to Paul Comiskey’s letter of March 2 titled “Death row costs way too much.” Why? Because our elected officials and judges keep them in prison for 20-, 30-ye ...