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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1986
You've got to know that we're in trouble when daily events in Washington read like a parody of Doonesbury. EARL CARTER Beverly Hills
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1999
Jon Forman (Commentary, Dec. 25) says it is unfair that he and Bill Gates pay exactly the same Social Security taxes. He also says it is unfair that other people, who pay less into Social Security than he, will derive a greater proportional benefit than he. He is, of course, correct on both counts. No one has ever claimed that the Social Security system treats everyone fairly. Since Forman is concerned with fairness in our society, one might ask if he is also concerned that CEOs of giant corporations reward themselves every year with mega-million-dollar bonuses, while the workers, who create this wealth through their labor, are taking home smaller and smaller pieces of the corporate pie. EARL CARTER Beverly Hills Forman brings up an important point: that the Social Security tax is a regressive tax, because low- and middle-income workers pay the tax on their whole income, while the wealthy pay on only a minuscule part of theirs.
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MAGAZINE
December 23, 1990
Walter Zelman's political-therapy-revelations ("Why One Mr. Smith Couldn't Even Make It to Sacramento," Nov. 11) epitomize the malaise that has laid low the entire liberal bloc of the American political scene. His preoccupation with self-fulfillment apparently overshadows any concept of "serving the people." The narrative is, admittedly, entertaining. But this is due mainly to his divulging the fact that just about anyone may be successful in getting themselves on the ballot and, what is even more curious, getting people to give them money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1998
"Social Security 101" (editorial, April 13) makes the assumption that all of the personae offering solutions to the projected meltdown of the Social Security fund some decades from now have in mind, first and foremost, the continuity of the system. Au contraire, mon ami. Although the Republican pit bulls have quit their public howling for the total abolition of Social Security, they have never abandoned this as their ultimate goal. Privatization of Social Security, separating responsibility for the fund from federal control, is the first step on the way to oblivion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1998
"Social Security 101" (editorial, April 13) makes the assumption that all of the personae offering solutions to the projected meltdown of the Social Security fund some decades from now have in mind, first and foremost, the continuity of the system. Au contraire, mon ami. Although the Republican pit bulls have quit their public howling for the total abolition of Social Security, they have never abandoned this as their ultimate goal. Privatization of Social Security, separating responsibility for the fund from federal control, is the first step on the way to oblivion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1986
Oh Lord, once again we are confronted with the wimpish whining of those sniveling liberals who perennially decry the low voter turn-out at election time. And The Times, by publishing their tearful cries (Letters, June 11), once again chooses to participate in this pious fraud. Where is it written that the number of bodies lined up at a polling booth is any measurement of democracy in a nation? If this concept had any validity then surely Russia and the other communistic dictatorships, which regularly have a 99.99% voter turnout, should qualify as the world's outstanding democracies!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997
Re "'Culture Change Begins With Divorce Laws," Column Right, Aug. 14: In the midst of my own "no-fault" divorce, it is infuriating to read of Pat Buchanan's advocacy of ever-more government interference in the personal lives of Americans. Emotionally and financially, a marriage--at least in California--is hardly broken up "as easily as a junior high romance." After six years of trying and failing, in doing my bit to "preserve a society," another year of separation and having no children or property to complicate the divorce, I am still faced with self-doubt, anger, a loss in self-esteem and the prospect of a contested settlement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1999
Jon Forman (Commentary, Dec. 25) says it is unfair that he and Bill Gates pay exactly the same Social Security taxes. He also says it is unfair that other people, who pay less into Social Security than he, will derive a greater proportional benefit than he. He is, of course, correct on both counts. No one has ever claimed that the Social Security system treats everyone fairly. Since Forman is concerned with fairness in our society, one might ask if he is also concerned that CEOs of giant corporations reward themselves every year with mega-million-dollar bonuses, while the workers, who create this wealth through their labor, are taking home smaller and smaller pieces of the corporate pie. EARL CARTER Beverly Hills Forman brings up an important point: that the Social Security tax is a regressive tax, because low- and middle-income workers pay the tax on their whole income, while the wealthy pay on only a minuscule part of theirs.
OPINION
December 21, 1986
Your editorial, "Missing the Point" (Dec. 9) unfortunately misses the point. Concentrating on the question of the "mistakes" of "paying ransom for hostages held by terrorists" (i.e. trading arms to Iran in payment for the release of American hostages in Lebanon), your editorial writer, like most everyone else, is missing the forest because of the trees. The belief that the Lebanese hostage-takers would release their captives on the say-so of the Ayatollah Khomeini, presupposes them to be completely fanatical devotees of Khomeini who would do anything that he says, even to abandoning their own comrades imprisoned in Kuwait.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991 | PAUL PAYNE
The Ventura County Grand Jury has indicted five Oxnard residents suspected of selling and distributing rock cocaine, a spokeswoman from the district attorney's office said Thursday. The indictments, announced at an arraignment Wednesday, named Robert Carter Sr., 59; Robert Earl Carter, 33; Mary Ann Carter, 32; Sheila Denise Boyd, 24, and Simmie Percell Holland, 27, said Deputy District Atty. Nancy Ayers. All were charged with conspiracy to sell and distribute rock cocaine at a house at 2031 W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997
Re "'Culture Change Begins With Divorce Laws," Column Right, Aug. 14: In the midst of my own "no-fault" divorce, it is infuriating to read of Pat Buchanan's advocacy of ever-more government interference in the personal lives of Americans. Emotionally and financially, a marriage--at least in California--is hardly broken up "as easily as a junior high romance." After six years of trying and failing, in doing my bit to "preserve a society," another year of separation and having no children or property to complicate the divorce, I am still faced with self-doubt, anger, a loss in self-esteem and the prospect of a contested settlement.
MAGAZINE
December 23, 1990
Walter Zelman's political-therapy-revelations ("Why One Mr. Smith Couldn't Even Make It to Sacramento," Nov. 11) epitomize the malaise that has laid low the entire liberal bloc of the American political scene. His preoccupation with self-fulfillment apparently overshadows any concept of "serving the people." The narrative is, admittedly, entertaining. But this is due mainly to his divulging the fact that just about anyone may be successful in getting themselves on the ballot and, what is even more curious, getting people to give them money.
OPINION
December 21, 1986
Your editorial, "Missing the Point" (Dec. 9) unfortunately misses the point. Concentrating on the question of the "mistakes" of "paying ransom for hostages held by terrorists" (i.e. trading arms to Iran in payment for the release of American hostages in Lebanon), your editorial writer, like most everyone else, is missing the forest because of the trees. The belief that the Lebanese hostage-takers would release their captives on the say-so of the Ayatollah Khomeini, presupposes them to be completely fanatical devotees of Khomeini who would do anything that he says, even to abandoning their own comrades imprisoned in Kuwait.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1986
You've got to know that we're in trouble when daily events in Washington read like a parody of Doonesbury. EARL CARTER Beverly Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1986
Oh Lord, once again we are confronted with the wimpish whining of those sniveling liberals who perennially decry the low voter turn-out at election time. And The Times, by publishing their tearful cries (Letters, June 11), once again chooses to participate in this pious fraud. Where is it written that the number of bodies lined up at a polling booth is any measurement of democracy in a nation? If this concept had any validity then surely Russia and the other communistic dictatorships, which regularly have a 99.99% voter turnout, should qualify as the world's outstanding democracies!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992
What's in a name? It occurs to me that one of the problems the Democratic candidates are now experiencing is that they don't sound presidential. Bill, Bob, Tom and Jerry just don't evoke national or global leadership. I wonder if we would have been as impressed with previous chief executives if they had presented themselves as Teddy or Frank Roosevelt, Herb Hoover, Jack Kennedy or Dick Nixon. Jimmy Carter got away with it once but I do believe that he would have commanded more respect at home and abroad as James Earl Carter.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Gloria Carter Spann, the last surviving sibling of former President Jimmy Carter, died early today after suffering the same cancer that killed three other members of the family. She was 63. Mrs. Spann's condition had been diagnosed in December as pancreatic cancer, the same disease that killed her father, James Earl Carter; her sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton, an evangelist, and her other brother, Billy Carter.
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