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Letter to the Editor

The emperor has no clothes

EDITOR: When I read in this paper that “most companies pay 39 percent income tax” my first thought was whether Donald Trump pays that much? Of course (officially) we don’t know because, unlike all other presidents in last 50 years, Trump chose to hide that information. And there lies the problem with “conservative fiscal hawks.” […]

EDC Republican Party opposes SB 54

EDITOR: In March Placerville City Councilwoman Wendy Thomas put a resolution on the city council’s agenda that opposes Senate Bill 54. If passed by the state Legislature, SB 54 would make California a so-called “sanctuary state.” In reality, California would not become a sanctuary at all, but a safe haven for hardened criminals who are […]

Hate in our own backyard

EDITOR: I am not a religious man, but I am an American. I believe in our Constitution; I believe in freedom of organized religion under the Establishment Clause, which prohibits the United States from favoring any one religion. I believe as long as there are not attempts to infringe upon the rights of others, any […]

June 07, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Thank you, President Trump

EDITOR: President Trump has completed a highly successful Middle Eastern trip. After receiving a Gold Medal, Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor, his exhortation to drive out the Islamic radicals was well received by the heads of states from 50 Muslim nations. He then went to Israel, where Netanyahu said he was never as hopeful as […]

June 07, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Messy trees

EDITOR: As a homeowner in Serrano, I applaud the overall planning and development of this community. However, there seems to be one major flaw in the choice of a particular tree that was planted, which is a very messy type of oak tree. (I believe it is the Pin oak.) The leaves of these trees […]

May 24, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

The March for Science

What was the March for Science about? Was it physical science or political science? It was about political science because federal research and development (R&D) funding hasn’t changed much in the last 40 years. The federal budget has grown rapidly in the last 20 years due to increased spending on social services not discretionary services. […]

May 10, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Can you hear me now, Tom?

EDITOR: To United States Representative Tom McClintock, My name is Mitchell Cichella. I am a constituent from Cameron Park. I am writing to you today because I am tired of leaving you voicemails. I called your Roseville and D.C. offices every day last week. In D.C. I left messages. In Roseville I listened to your message […]

May 17, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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