The United States Government’s Lack of Long Term Vision.
James Paul Zaworski
We stand at a pivotal point in history: our economy is limping out of recession, there is high unemployment, our place in the world as superpower projecting our interest and influence is at stake; new technologies, education, innovation and investment in all three, defense spending, and benefits to the domestic economy are all dependent on money.
We stand at an impasse: domestic politics block virtually any kind of progress that could be made in terms of the government stimulating confidence in business creation in the domestic economy. Uncertainty is the message the government is sending when it cannot compromise, talk, and negotiate on issues that are central to job creation; the budget, fiscal cliff and sequestration notwithstanding.
What happened to long term vision for America? It has been replaced by partisan obstructionism, closed mindedness, and a view only of the next election on the political horizon.
Of course, this has always been true, but seems more true these days.
It is time for the United States to wake up, work together, talk, negotiate and compromise on the issues that are not just central to us now, both domestically and internationally, but also those issues that will ensure a strong economy and international standing in the world.