---- — Jobs, economy
TO THE EDITOR: Make no mistake, the most important things in this nation are jobs and the economy.
We see friends, neighbors, relatives without jobs. Welfare and unemployment are a tremendous cost to those who are working.
Unemployment is down because more people are on welfare. This president indicated that he was going to get rid of NAFTA, he did not. Foreign countries have targeted our industries one at a time.
The furniture and paper industries are now being destroyed while our congressmen and senators sit on their hands and blow smoke up our you-know-what. Clothing and shoes and appliances were once made in the United States; those and other industries are closed. Try finding “American made” in the stores. Without a raise in tariffs, our industry cannot compete with someone getting 25 cents an hour.
Inflation is rampant, eating away at savings and buying power for the old and poor. Oil prices skyrocket while American oil is being sold overseas. The oil companies should be threatened with nationalization unless they sell our oil here. Get rid of oil speculation; it costs billions.
This deficit for four years will double what it took George Bush to do in eight years. It’s estimated that, with this same administration, in four more years the total will be about $25 trillion.
Illegal aliens take up 8,000,000 jobs from the people who need them the most: the poor and minorities. The approximate cost for processing and housing illegal inmates in the United States is a staggering $16,200,000,000. These are not the only costs.
This president is all sizzle and no bacon. If Romney can’t do the job in four years, fire him. I support no political party.
TO THE EDITOR: Residents of Chazy, West Chazy, and Sciota, in this time of increased expenses, decreased revenues, and the need to do more with less, it is critical that people with experience serve your community.
Carolyn Meseck-Pratt is seeking re-election for town justice. She has been endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, Working Family and Conservative parties.
Carolyn had served as your court clerk for four years before being elected town justice in 2008. She already is a certified New York state town justice with a great deal of experience. This saves the taxpayers the expense of sending a newly elected candidate away for the required schooling to become certified.
Carolyn continues to attend higher-education seminars to ensure her knowledge of updated laws and mandates. She has the skills and proven record of working well with town, county, state, and federal officials, as well as with your town and county residents.
If you are looking for a town justice who will be impartial and listen to all sides of an issue, regardless of the status or position of the individuals involved; a town justice who will treat each issue with firm but fair judgment; a town justice that will be available for law enforcement at all times day or night; a town justice who will uphold your values in an effort to keep your town a safe and peaceful place in which to live, then I urge you to seriously consider re-electing Carolyn Meseck-Pratt on Nov. 6.
With her experience and education, she will serve you well.