taxes

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 ...

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 ...