taxes

New spin on a dead horse

The tribal wisdom of the Flathead Nation, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismoun ...

Obama a poor US president

(Barack) Obama is a terrible president for many reasons. His rise to fame is a huge mystery to many. First of all, he was an unknown, inexperienced junior with absolutely no accomp ...

‘What kind of Americans are you?’

In reference to both Steve Cavolt’s and John Nightingale’s letters in the Journal on Jan. 6: What world are you living in? To address Mr. Cavolt: President Obama walked into a ...

Death penalty increases safety

We have a debate on the virtues of raising taxes vs. cutting expenditures. I have to say that collective belt-tightening makes sense to me. We spend too much on things the average ...

Buying American key to US prosperity

This is in response to Dave Hungerford’s letter of Oct. 3. Mr. Hungerford’s letter points out that government spending brought us out of the Great Depression. I believe this is ...

Sacrifice can keep our nation great

On the anniversary of 9/11 I am full of pride in our nation and the sacrifice of so many people 10 years ago today. At that time we were under attack from an outside group with ha ...

Extend tax fair share to all

It seems there are a lot of you who favor increasing taxes on the rich and corporations. I have a suggestion how we can accomplish your goals of more taxation. First, eliminate all ...

Tom McClintock forgets his history

I agree with Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s editorial (Another View, July 29) which states cutting spending and creating new revenues from economic growth will balance the budget ...

Research before raising taxes

My letter is in response to Mr. Jim Knox’s letter of July 17, 2011. Mr. Knox, I understand that it is easy to put all the blame on the Republicans for not allowing the taxes to b ...

Drummed out of business

Velican’s Ponderosa has been in business for 50 years; it will cease operation on June 30. The actions and attitudes of an unfriendly government at all levels (federal, state and ...

Can Ted Gaines hear the voters?

Does (State Sen.) Ted Gaines believe in democracy? If he does, he will let the voters decide whether they want taxes extended. (Gov.) Jerry Brown promised not to seek tax increases ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

Don’t hit up taxpayers for an arena

It has been reported that a regional authority has been created to finance an “NBA arena.” I seriously hope that Placer County supervisors think twice before acting to allocat ...

Our children held hostage

Shame on the Republican legislators for playing games with the children of this state. Shame on Sen. Ted Gaines for playing games with the children of Roseville. Gov. (Jerry) Brow ...

Rising taxes thwart business

Tax the job creators and tax the entrepreneurs some more and see what is happening in the state of Illinois and may well be happening in California. The ingenious policy-makers in ...