If you want a measure of rise and decline, look no further than this comparison between U.S. and Chinese infrastructural build-ups, between, that is, Washington's global military-first strategy and Beijing's civilian-first one....
|Scooped by Jonell Tejada|
(Quarter 4 Week 4 May 19-23)
This article is on the latest advancements in military technology and how the United States is spending billions of $U.S. Dollars funding and creating millions of new weapons and artillery towards defense , for where we don't need them or ever will use them.As a rising power in the nineteenth century, the U.S. moved toward global status on the basis of an ambitious program of canal building and then of government-sponsored transcontinental railroads. Jump a century and a half and the country that, until recently, was being called the planet's "sole superpower" has yet to build a single mile of high-speed rail. The United States defense bill has reached the mark of nearly $U.S. 400 Billion or twice to three times the amount of money it cost to put a man on the moon. The article then goes on to talk about how the Chinese government has been optimally spending there money profoundly, by using it to better their country's economic turmoil.
My view towards this article are that the United States government, should change it's ways of spending citizens tax dollars. They spend a profound 60% of the money all on US Defense and foreign politics/diplomacy. The US should use that money to better the country not the world. We should worry about our nation's problems before we go out and try to help other nations. We should use our tax dollars to rebuild and benefit the struggling poverty cities/neighborhoods we have and a way to help our high homeless population and the unemployment. We should use that money for the school system. To better the students, lower dropout rates, rebuild old schools, and bring the United States educational system back on top of the world. We should be smart with our money, not ignorant and use conservative tactics.