U.S. Congress

Reader Input: Does Congress make sense?

Someone please explain to me the intelligence of the U.S. Congress. 
If you are law abiding, have a job, raising children, pay taxes and making a contribution to society, legisla ...

Reader Input: Time to get tough with US Congress

As we are again on the verge of financial chaos, we see Congress as no more than a bunch of pompous jerks. They constantly squander away the nation’s money and point at the ...

"Snowy white" wasn't climate

Last month at the Confluence Festival, I helped man the Auburn Democratic Club tent. Jack Uppal, our candidate for U.S. Congress was there to meet and greet. When Jack left, I was ...

Media help break system

Today we see our government broken. The U.S. Congress can?t get anything accomplished. The two houses just squabble and go nowhere. What?s wrong? The cable news media is a great pa ...

Demand that Congress deliver

Just a thought. The recent decision to defund Planned Parenthood by the Susan J. Komen Foundation was met with overwhelming criticism by citizens throughout the states, if not the ...

Use the billions elsewhere

The real U.S. economic problem is war spending! “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Oct. 16, reported that the U.S. Government is spending $200 million per day in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars ...

Big fight needs to start … now

The U.S. Congress and Senate need to stop kicking the can down the road while the debt races on! Political games can no longer be played when the country is in danger of economic ...

GOP Congress ran amok

I appreciate that Arne Celick (“Blown away by the power of Bush,” Reader Input, Sept. 2) is 87 years old, so I’ll be a bit gentle with him. Perhaps Mr. Celick needs to go to ...

Another View: McClintock responds to Calderon speech

Rep. Tom McClintock gave this speech in response to President Felipe Calderon’s lecture to Congress. Given in the House Chamber, Washington, D.C., May 20. I rise to take stron ...

Doesn’t feel like recovery

Congress has once again raised the ceiling on the national debt by another $1.9 trillion ($6,000 for each and every resident). Our corrupted government will now continue deficit ...

Raise? They should pay us

I was just wondering how many people in California think that their elected “representatives” deserve a raise? The U.S. Congress has it set up so they get an automatic raise, ...

Congress: Pack your bags

A recent Bloomberg survey indicated 77 percent of U.S. investors overwhelmingly see the president as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis. Similar p ...

Congress didn’t earn any raises

I was just wondering how many people in California think that their elected “representatives” deserve a raise? The U.S. Congress has it set up so they get an automatic raise, ...