taxation

Reader Input: NorCal lacks sufficient voice

Of concern to all of us are the issues of political representation and taxation. It is a fact that Los Angeles County has 10 times the number of representatives in Sacramento than ...

Reader Input: Prop 218 wording spawns lawsuits

Do you believe Prop 218 is the right way to approve public service rates? (“When it comes to rate increases, know how Prop 218 works,” Another View, May 2). Taxation ...

Reader Input: Time to get tough with US Congress

As we are again on the verge of financial chaos, we see Congress as no more than a bunch of pompous jerks. They constantly squander away the nation’s money and point at the ...

Brave souls exercise duty

The American people elected (President Barack) Obama expecting change in health, energy, economic and foreign policies. On every front, proposals to reform these critical areas hav ...

Nature and equality for all

President (Barack) Obama has violated both nature and equality by ignoring the concepts declared in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These concepts being: repr ...

Easier to name nations we don’t help

They must think we are stupid. All we hear lately is the deficit and balancing the budget. We are at a critical point and in fact are sinking fast. Our great so-called political le ...

Taxation wrong on two levels

There are two types of arguments an individual can make when debating for or against any government policy, namely the principled and the utilitarian. The principled is concerned ...

Time to lose some naivete

So the government takes from the rich to give to the poor (Reader Input, Jan. 3)? Get a clue. All taxation ends up in the hands of the rich: Bloated defense contracts (Lockheed), ...

More taxes, anyone?

545 vs. 300 million. Our President, Supreme Court and Congress vs. Our Citizens, Plus “RON TAX EM MORE LOWE” Just a few of the taxes we now pay, but not enough for Ranting R ...

Time to tax rich rightfully

The attempt to punish lawmakers for the unbalanced budget by stopping their salary increases would be laughable if it weren’t such a pathetic, mindless gesture. Voters who buy t ...