taxes

Is there a solution to California’s decline?

A generation ago, California exemplified its nickname, “The Golden State.” State spending was less than half per capita, inflation adjusted, what it is today. Its debt-service ...

Californians drowning in tax

On Friday, May 22, Jim Beall, Sr. wrote, “we should elect responsible officials who will fairly and sufficiently tax us for what we need.” I agree. Governors do not author or ...

Huge budget is like a parasite

A parasite is one who eats at the table of another, one that frequents the tables of the rich and earns his welcome by flattery, a hanger-on, a sponge, a leech, a plant or microbe ...

Why does public accept how taxes are spent?

Responding to Ron Lowe’s letter (Your Views, April 13), “Taxes pay for education, police and other services”: I agree with Mr. Lowe regarding the good that our taxes provide ...

Taxes pay for education, police and other services

Am I the only one getting tired of the Republican Party anti-tax sham? Apparently Republicans have taken almost a blood oath stating that they will never vote for tax increases, no ...

Don’t give the people’s money to corporations

When is the United States government going to wake up and reolize that the more they take from their hard-working tax-paying citizens, the less we have to spend. They are only leav ...

Get real: Current crisis isn’t ‘business as usual’

Our Congressman Tom McClintock and his toadies like Phil Cox (Your Views, March 10), George Park (March 29), and Dale Smith (April 2) just don’t seem to get it. They oppose the s ...

People on fixed incomes can’t pay higher taxes

Ron Lowe seems to have a few screws loose (Your Views, March 8). How can he blame the late budget on the Republicans? I guess he and all his friends are on the wealthy side; he m ...

Bash-and-tax the rich is a simplistic response

It is fashionable to bash the “rich.” With the “rich” in California now subject to the highest progressive state income tax structure in the nation, there will be consequen ...

Obama, Pelosi on wrong track to solve problems

As a business owner I know that when we become greedy we become blind and insensible. We must live with our own mistakes and not blame others, or try to convince business owners or ...

Take a closer look at Democrats’ tax problems

Ranting Ron (Lowe) is at it again (Your Views, Feb. 5) blaming the GOP for no new taxes to ease the California budget. I suggest he think about who was in charge when the money wa ...

Higher taxes could cause exodus of the wealthy

Any tax system, to be effective, must have a high level of compliance. Sales tax, while not perfect, is simple and very enforceable. State and federal taxes are neither simple nor ...

Truckee taxes, regulations driving out middle class

Truckee Realtor, heal thyself. Greed is good, as long as it is kept out of local government. The dirty little secret here in Truckee is that the current level of taxes and regula ...

Guest columnist: Help your community: Spend that rebate close to home

It is expected that more than 130 million Americans will receive a one-time tax rebate from the IRS through mid-July. This excludes the wealthiest constituents, who may not receive ...

Property owners must fight to lower taxes

Property owners are getting taxed to death! We’re overtaxed by billions every year. There are newspaper articles everywhere relating to this subject. Most are either missing im ...
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