Year in Review

To the Editor:

Our President recently did an executive order for amnesty and work permits for some illegal aliens. Unfortunately, he did not see it an urgency to get Americans back to work. No executive order for anything that would ease the burden on companies to hire American citizens.

We all noticed the gas prices are down. Great for us at the moment but has anybody read the news about its effect.

Russia is in a financial crisis. Inflation and a recession. Interest is at 17% and the value of the ruble has dropped dramatically. Russia may not be able to support Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Russia citizens will no longer have the cash to spend money to travel or buy foreign imports.

Financial problems are also facing Venezuela and Iran. Not exactly our friends but this will affect other countries as well.

Perhaps Iran may agree to a nuclear deal. This would be good. Venezuela does not have the funds now to finish it social projects and may default on loans.

America wins and loses. We are the biggest producer of oil and the biggest user. Shale oil extractors will lose in profit.

Lower oil prices are great for farming. Cheaper oil to power aquifers and pump water from far away. Oil is also used in making fertilizers.

China and India are big oil importers so this is great for them. It is cleaner air in China to move from diesel and more money for India for less energy subsidizing.

Last but not least, we saw 2 of our finest gunned down for no reason other than they are our finest. What does this say to America to other countries?

The majority of our police serve the public. They go in harm's way to protect us. Yes there are a few bad apples, but only a few. And there are a few bad apples in all professions. I am grateful we have our police and their service for a country without law is anarchy.

Our President and others like Al Sharpton have been anti-police and are race baiters. They do not bring up the black on black crime. That is the sad thing.

We need jobs. Jobs for white Americans, black Americans but for all Americans. With good jobs we have health benefits and can live the American dream.

I am not better off than my parents. I am unemployed. The American Dream is not working for me. I hope it works for my son.

We must change the ways of our country before it is too late. We must do better in 2015. Our federal and state representatives must do better. We must look at the long range effects of our actions. We as citizens must do better.

Linda Riley

Meredith, N.H.

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