taxes

Reader Input: Californians not buying failed ideas

I was puzzled by the story you ran Jan. 23 about professional golfer Phil Mickelson’s comment that he might move from California due to higher tax rates on wealthy people suc ...

Reader Input: It will always be strong vs. weak

It seems to me that there is not too much new in this world, because back around 440BC the Greek historian Thucydides, and author of the “History of the Peloponnesian War&rdq ...

Reader Input: What’s with the $200K figure?

In yesterday’s Journal Congressman (Tom) McClintock said that everyone making over $200,000 would be affected with higher taxes (“Tom McClintock: ‘Read my lips,&r ...

Reader Input: Just remember to cut spending

What is fair? Repeatedly, we are told the rich do not pay their “fair share” in federal income taxes. While I do not know what is “fair share,” here are s ...

Propositions 30, 38 solve nothing

I remember years ago, when the California Lottery was enacted, a large portion of its income was dedicated to schools. I also remember that the state government reduced its funding ...

Mr. Jim Holmes: Don’t add taxes

Please can someone help us down here in the south part of Auburn? We are Newcastle residents and we are being hit very hard with extra added taxes for a new fire station. Whoever w ...

Curb unions for greater good

According to a study written about by the Orange County Register, and published by the Auburn Journal on Oct. 17, the average salary of unionized California government workers is $ ...

Huge tax increase looms at year-end 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON — A typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see its taxes go up by $2,000 next year if lawmakers fail to renew a lengthy roster of tax ...

‘Tax the rich’ just rhetoric

The Bush tax policy (referred to as cuts) expires at the end of 2012 and all current income tax rates will rise to pre-2001 levels: the lowest rate will jump from 10 percent to 15 ...

Voting with Moe, Larry, Curly

It’s common practice for politicians to vote to increase taxes on their constituents. It’s become as American as apple pie. However, it’s unusual for constituents to vote to ...

McClintock yielded why?

It?s critical that we reduce our federal deficit spending. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) offers a sensible analysis: Our tax revenues over the past 11 years were 16.9 percent of gross ...

Reader spells it out for all

Hey, hey hey! You folks that dwell on drivel, read on and those of you that don?t dwell on drivel, you?re welcomed to read this also. No. 1: Cuts for either federal or state should ...

Noon Hour Update: Foresthill property on the auction block; county's biggest tax debtors and Western States runners

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Tuesday editio ...

Government great at padding

“Board spends too much,” Jack Podesdly, Reader Input, Journal, Feb. 17: I hear you Jack! It’s the same mentality whether it's city, county, or state government. When our coun ...

Another View: Taxes not the answer for state’s economy

This month marks Presidents Day, and as we celebrate Lincoln’s birthday it’s timely that we look at the tax farce troubling his home state of Illinois. Last year, in a ...