By Jane Van Ryan
America is in the process of shooting itself in the foot. At a time when the U.S. economy is improving and offering relief to middle-class families, the people who run our government seem more determined than ever to dampen opportunities for prosperity.
Statistics show the U.S. economy finally is regaining strength. Domestic oil and natural gas production is climbing due to advanced technologies. U.S. manufacturing is experiencing an uptick while manufacturing in Europe and elsewhere is slowing. U.S. household net worth has reached an all-time high due to rising home prices, and the United States has replaced China as the most favorable place for foreign investment.
Van Ryan is an energy writer and retired communications professional in Rockingham County.