I fully agree that the United States government needs to use the tax payer’s money in a way that will help the U.S. in the future. The war on terror is an expense we must spend, but Bin Laden did exactly what he wanted to do, drain funds in a war and put us in financial turmoil. Now we have sunk more than $3 Trillion that could have been used to update our infrastructure, invest in our educational system and green energy to relieve our dependence on foreign oil. Now the United States is in new territory that we created which is globalization.
There are now more people that want the “American Dream” and are willing to work for it, like we used to. The United States needs to invest in education, not basic weaving 101 but science, mathematics, physics, engineering, and at the same time keeping those minds in the U.S. to create jobs and wealth within our country. Christina's blog touches these points of investing in education and properly spending our taxes on what the U.S. needs to be successful. I agree with that, but that is a small portion of the United States problems. What I believe the U.S. needs now and into the future more than ever is collaboration from all political parties to work together for the common people and not just for one’s party. Collaboration will make the United States successful in short term and back to a world power house for the long term.