taxes

It’s time to lower taxes

Many people think taxes are too high. I think we should lower taxes because we pay taxes on everything. Every year taxes get higher. Some people think we need to raise our taxes ...

Read lips: Don’t raise taxes

I don’t think they should raise taxes in this economy. People are already struggling to keep up. Some people can’t even keep food on the table for a month without losing money. ...

Death panels good for taxes

George Horan’s letter “Put government on a strict diet” (Reader Input, Dec. 22) elicits a response from me. I might agree with George or I might not, depending on what he m ...

Make state park users pay ‘fee’

Well, here we go again with yet another “fee” on our vehicles, this time to “save our state parks” (Journal, Oct. 12). Unbelievable that the state would dare to try to sho ...

Mr. Obama, justify vacations

Mr. Obama, do you know who pays for your vacations (Journal, Aug. 23)? Not you. Taxes pay for your Secret Service agents, transportation and other things. With as little money as ...

Demand your share of American dream

I would like to respond to the “Perspectives” column by Mr. Jim Ruffalo in last Sunday’s (Aug. 29) Auburn Journal. Mr. Ruffalo discussed at some length an item placed on the ...

Do you benefit from taxes?

To all Tea Party patriots: Do you depend on Social Security, a military or government pension for your livelihood? Is your main provider of health care Medicare? Do you or members ...

New cookbook whisks together recipes and taxes

A local writer’s new cookbook is about more than creating delicious meals. It’s also food for thought. Columnist Susie Iventosch’s “Tax Bites & Tasty Morsels – Who’s B ...

We’ll get what we pay for

Sorry, folks, but taxes are what holds the republic together, and provides the services that we need. The real “kooks” are those who have driven the tax base down so low that ...

Tea Party must address issues

April 15 was a big day for the Tea Party movement. The Tea Party wants to reduce taxes (“Taxed Enough Already”) and also reduce the continuing national debt. I’m all in favo ...

Health care bill will raise taxes

This health care bill and what is yet to come is going to destroy this country. If you think that because you make less than $200,000 a year, this is not going to affect you, thin ...

Government hungry for more

Dear Larry (Smith, Reader Input, Dec. 17): Let’s not confuse our spectacular space program or our national park system with our government’s burning appetite to spend our ...

Bail out ‘We, the People’

It is as ridiculous for a nation to say to its citizens, “You must consume less because we are short of money,” as it would be for an airline to say, “Our planes are flying, ...

Legislature isn’t leading the way

I can’t believe the legislature is actually considering more tax increases! They’ve already raised our taxes $12.5 billion this year alone — enough is enough. An honorable L ...

California must cut its spending

My husband and I are native Californians who have lived and worked in California all of our lives. My husband and I retired several years ago. We already pay property taxes, gas ta ...