America’s involvement in wars clouds future
It is time to stand down warring in the Middle East and to stand up revitalization of America at home.
The currency for American friendship in the world is from opening markets and availing resources that are needed to reconstruct America for a green economy. America is critically dependent on foreign sources for precious metals and materials for instance. New sources are needed and synthetic replacements for some. This requires smart contributions from science and engineering.
America needs to move with laser focus to solve critical needs for alternative energy production.
While Ford Motor Company and General Motors are moving deliberately in the direction of electric cars for instance; they really need to leap beyond in their thinking to addressing new transportation means for large urban populations.
While autos won’t disappear, dependence on autos should dramatically reduce. Therefore, the business model must reflect this change or else those old companies will decline. It would be better to renew them than to replace, I think.
Perpetual entrapment in wars and non-strategic nation building deprives America of capital needed to address domestic needs.
Cut defense and redirect investment.
Don’t dash hopes. You were elected to raise them.
“Analysis: Obama budget plan reveals vastly diminished ambitions
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, February 15, 2011; 12:46 AM
President Obama's new budget plan was quickly dismissed Monday by Republican leaders, but the document serves as a measure of his presidency - revealing vastly diminished ambitions and practical political calculations.”