Re “As GOPers call out Trump, a fractured Republican party struggles to get anything done” (sacbee.com, Oct. 30): Republican lawmakers are considering eliminating deductions for mortgage interest and property and state taxes, and reducing 401(k) contributions. The thought that they are doing this to give corporations and the top 1 percent a huge tax break sickens me. When will Republicans realize their leaders do not have our best interests in mind?
Powell Svendsen, Rancho Murieta
Recipe for doom
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The cost of living in California is becoming unbearable for those who work or are contemplating retirement. We don’t get to vote on being a sanctuary state, road taxes, twin tunnels to send precious water to Los Angeles, or high speed trains. People with income leaving and sanctuary people flooding into our once proud state is a recipe for doom.
Rod Winter, Placerville
Re “Donald Trump wants to double the price of getting into Yosemite. Is that fair?” (sacbee.com, Oct. 27): National parks historically have been the recreation for the nonwealthy. Republicans complain the corporate tax rate in America is 39.1 percent. But many corporations avoid taxes by having headquarters in other countries. Why not raise the corporate taxes to pay for park maintenance and double taxes for corporations caught attempting to avoid paying U.S. taxes?
Jack L. Sanchez, Auburn
A person might go to a national park once a year, but commutes five days a week. So a gas tax which impacts you every week is reasonable, but doubling the national park fee during the summer is outrageous?
Paul Reid, Folsom
Fall back, already
Re “Daylight saving time survives another year in the California Legislature” (sacbee.com, Sept. 13): With daylight saving time extended to the first Sunday of November, we must ride our bikes, jog, or walk before work at 6:30 a.m. in pitch black. That’s very dangerous. The original reasoning for daylight saving is no longer viable with modern lighting.
Doug Seelye, Rio Vista
Re “Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes” (sacbee.com, Oct. 17): President Donald Trump contradicts the concept of freedom in religion with his travel ban. American people are open and do not mind the contributions of visitors, whatever their origin. America is full of immigrants because they can’t have good lives in their home countries. They travel here knowing that it is the place of freedom. Trump does not comprehend the long-term effects of his reckless decisions.
Hanan Alnassiry, Sacramento
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