taxes

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 ...

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 ...