taxpayers

Why hike near Iraq/Iran?

Is the hiking of the three Berkeley grads aggressive conceit or is the UC at Berkeley graduating mindless, ill-equipped mush-heads into our midst (Journal, Sept. 26)? Did it ever c ...

Jim Ruffalo: Will US survive government’s spendthrift ways?

So tell me! How did we get into this mess? Not a day goes by that one governmental entity or another is reaching into our wallets and purses for another handful of our hard-earned. ...

What happened to caring legislators?

Why is it that assembly members and legislators don’t understand that it is their fault that California is in such a mess – their special projects and the many (paid) people th ...

Deep six the Auburn dam

Re: “Taxpayers don’t foot dam cost” (Reader Input, March 18). Bill George, Tom McClintock’s press secretary, makes the claim that our poor congressman is misunderstood and ...

Taxpayers suffering in silence too long

I have much respect for the senior community. At 57 years old, I am a budding senior, myself. I am uneasy with a persistent trend in California — the ever-expanding number of p ...

The open land belongs to all

I agree that building jumps, digging, planking, etc. should not be allowed on any state or federal land, that land belongs to all taxpayers and should not be altered in any way e ...

McClintock compensated handsomely

Congressman Tom McClintock came up from Elk Grove (he never moved in the district) for a couple of meetings with his constituents last week. He did the people’s work six days las ...

Tourist kiosk an unneeded toy

How foolish it is to spend thousands on a kiosk (Journal, Nov. 30). In a down economy, you don’t waste money on such things. You either spend it on the people or you save it for ...

Public workers better earn their keep

The state is out of money, right? It’s a joke to see a large firetruck pull up to a grocery store, with six firemen. Last time I checked, it didn’t take more that one to shop ...

Education office spends funds freely

The headline “Education administrators earn nearly $200K,” above the fold of the Sept. 2 Auburn Journal can be disputed. Perhaps, “Education administrators are paid nearly $ ...

Wal-Mart exploits towns

Three facts about Jim Conkey’s Bohemia Wal-Mart project. Why is he so cavalier about destroying the lives of area citizens? He thinks nothing of Wal-Mart’s paying low wages to ...

Taxes pay for full-time light

On Saturday, July 17, I went to In-N-Out, and did what any normal Auburnite would — I ate my food above In-N-Out in the parking lot of the hotel. When I was sitting there, I not ...

Arizona is doing a noble thing

Three cheers for Arizona; no, 10 cheers! They passed a law there Friday. It’s what our federal government should have done many, many years ago. But the country is in a sad sta ...

Does Caltrans cover Nevada?

On April 2 I was visiting in Pahrump, Nev. On that date at about 10:28 a.m., I noticed a Caltrans pickup parked in a residential driveway. If this was that employee’s home add ...

Supervisors way out of touch

The recent salary increases approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors are insulting. Unemployment over 10 percent, foreclosures, extreme financial malaise and the supes ...