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The Trouble with America Is...

The Trouble with America Is...

Commented Nov 17, 2008 at 19:07:25 in Business

“The issue with America is not that we don't care, it is what we care about. We have become a nation who cares about what happens (somewhat) within our own borders but does not think about people outside of the country. This can be seen when kids in school are asked about which countries border the US or what the capital cities are in Europe, Africa, Asia, or South America. It is, in fact, embarrassing.

Since we created this financial problem, we should help find a solution. We have no other choice. If we are irresponsible with our budget, we deserve the consequences. The current consequences are bad enough - namely we are no longer in control of our own destiny. What I mean is that the destiny of the US is in the hands of China, Japan, and the Middle East - the only countries/regions with the capacity to fund us, and they might demand a lot. Who knows, in order to fund the US, China might demand that the US stop sending aid to Taiwan. What will that do for foreign policy?????

In short, individuals, companies, and the country need to spend less and borrow less. Sorry, there is no other way. Hoping we can spend our way out of this is inviting disaster. Namely, we either won't be able to fund ourselves or our foreign policy will crumble because the nations with the cash will demand an arm and a leg.