taxes

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 ...

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 ...