Multisociety letter on immigration

EDITOR: Among many reactions to the White House executive order on visas and immigration there is one that should be highlighted. On Jan. 31, 152 organizations representing a broad spectrum of professional scientific, engineering and education societies, national associations and universities wrote to the president and to congressional leaders to state their concern about the […]

February 08, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Delay the DOL Fiduciary Rule

EDITOR: Please ask President Trump to delay the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule. The annuity industry is working hard to comply with the rule by April 10 but there are still hundreds of questions the department has yet to answer. The first DOL FAQ issued last October created even more questions and didn’t address substantially more. […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Thesis for prosecuting the Clinton family

EDITOR: This is to provide background for why the U.S. government should prosecute the Clintons. We at least know that Hillary had a server in her basement that was used illegally. We know that the Clinton’s were giving speeches to banks and foreign governments for very large fees. We know that the IRS is investigating […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Taxpayers Association wants department heads to remain elected

EDITOR: On Jan. 9 at the regular meeting of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County the Board of Directors passed the following resolution: “This association believes that the seven elected county department heads provide a most efficient form of governance and management. Eliminating or combining any of these elected positions will decrease the power […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

EID employee costs far higher than claimed

EDITOR: In the El Dorado Irrigation District’s January newsletter to its 40,000 ratepayers and in a “My Turn” article in this newspaper, General Manager Jim Abercrombie asserts, “(EID’s) average personnel expense increase of 0.5 percent per year since 2010 is extraordinary, particularly since it has been achieved in the face of sharp, ongoing increases in […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Russian to conclusions

EDITOR: Fake news sites like the New York Times have been hyperventilating about Russia “hacking” the recent presidential election. I think it’s worth reviewing recent history. Syria has been torn by civil war since 2011. President Obama, in continuation of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy bent, made it clear that American policy was against […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

The 2008 financial collapse’s backstory

EDITOR: Let me outline the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 background and its major purpose. The premise was that community banks were not making loans to people of color in their own communities and the government thought this to be unfair. Personally, I believe that problem existed. The act forced the banks to make loans […]

December 28, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,