Here are the ten most pressing points I believe the United States of America and to a degree the rest of the world face for the next four years. These issues make up great reasons to support Mitt Romney for POTUS.
The Economy I: The Double D’s. Debt and deficit is literally crushing the country. If we do not address this NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!
The Economy II: Jobs & Growth. If we address #1 we will move on this one. Then it becomes a self perpetuation thing. We need both. Smarter regulation and realignment of governmental priorities will help greatly.
State Rights: Tied into this is an immediate shock to the system. The Fed is just too big. Also any number of programs would benefit from control and oversight closer to the “fight”. Medicaid and education being two biggies.
Individual Freedoms/Rights: Yeah I know it kind of sucks that this one isn’t #1. Be reasonable though. If we don’t address this ones predecessors we’re all condemned to serfdom no matter what. Also balled up in this one is personal responsibility and people choosing what’s right,not government.
Energy/Resources: Jobs,security and growth let alone basic survival type stuff lives under this umbrella.
Hemispheric politics: It must be the backbone of our united policies. Canada,Mexico and all of South America offer so much. A mutually beneficial situation that will help on so many levels from jobs,energy,trade and immigration. It is worth noting that Mexico is closing the gap on China regards exports secondary to wage issues. Mexico is on the verge of being the hot place to cooperate and invest regards manufacturing. Also it goes without saying that the I/O ratio is better if we look south instead of to the Far East.
The Middle East & the ‘Stan’s: No matter where we try to pivot or feel the need to be this quagmire is not letting us go even if we try to run away. The region will very soon see added dimensions of trade and energy/resource pressures keep this place in the headlines and the USA on the front lines .
China: Like it or not the global economy has tied us all together. As dependent as the USA is upon China for a number of reasons we must not be fooled into believing they are a cuddly panda. They are a dragon that deserves our attention as much as respect. We must keep China accountable on trade and Asian security points. The repercussions are real just as the events themselves are truly unfolding. See the tensions regards small islands if you doubt it.
Europe: The Old World is writhing and the pangs are not going to end any time soon. Russia will continue to complicate regional as well as international matters (Syria good example). The EU will do many things that can negatively impact the USA especially in the financial sectors. The UK is on a path for further isolation from the EU. In accordance with my beliefs in spheric alliances we could very well be seeing the ripening of the Anglo-sphere. If the UK and US can form a better alliance,Europe will be irrelevant. Should we encourage that? I say why not? Even so the USA needs to shelter itself from European based crisis. Sure they blame us for the international financial meltdown. This is overblown nonsense since they have plenty of homegrown issues stifling them. The Old World politics dragged the USA into two world wars. We should protect ourselves from any type of third courtesy of the cousins.
Terrorism: As I noted in a earlier post I believe we have lost sight of terrorism as political acts as opposed to acts of open war. There are and will be entities around the globe and quite possibly right here at home that will embrace terrorism to support their agendas. A war response in every corner will not work. It is neither sustainable nor advisable. An excellent case in point to this is the recent Turkish revelation. In pursuit of better relations and potential mutual benefits in the region the USA offered technology to Turkey to target PKK leadership. Turkey understandably declined. Technology would have meant drones. This new cure-all is used too easily and too quickly for my liking. The next POTUS must realign this policy to saner levels. That is not to say a pure law enforcement approach is appropriate either. We need to recognize & understand the events from their genesis and respond accordingly and by all means decisively.
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