taxes

Health care bill will raise taxes

This health care bill and what is yet to come is going to destroy this country. If you think that because you make less than $200,000 a year, this is not going to affect you, thin ...

Government hungry for more

Dear Larry (Smith, Reader Input, Dec. 17): Let’s not confuse our spectacular space program or our national park system with our government’s burning appetite to spend our ...

Bail out ‘We, the People’

It is as ridiculous for a nation to say to its citizens, “You must consume less because we are short of money,” as it would be for an airline to say, “Our planes are flying, ...

Legislature isn’t leading the way

I can’t believe the legislature is actually considering more tax increases! They’ve already raised our taxes $12.5 billion this year alone — enough is enough. An honorable L ...

California must cut its spending

My husband and I are native Californians who have lived and worked in California all of our lives. My husband and I retired several years ago. We already pay property taxes, gas ta ...

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 ...