taxpayers

Politicians don’t really care about us

Has common sense ever been followed in the political world? Probably not! No sense is their way. If Gov. Jerry Brown and all politicians had children in public schools, then how w ...

End county top dog’s unreal pension

Hey, county supes, it’s a great opportunity that you have now that (CEO Tom) Miller is retiring (Journal, Dec. 13) End the lifetime health benefits and unreal pension of the inco ...

Fire protection not what it should be

On Dec. 14 I read on the front page of the Auburn Journal about another house that was destroyed by fire. When are we going to wake up to the fact that we have no or next to no fi ...

Cut crime and save money

Do you want to save state taxpayers billions of dollars, eliminate an inefficient and wasteful program, help crime victims and help law enforcement to catch more killers and rapist ...

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 ...