Monday, September 20, 2010

America's Future: 2020-2050 - Blog Start Up

According to the author of the book "Betrayal of American Prosperity", China's number one export to the U.S. is $46 billion of computer equipment (we used to be number one); the number one export from the U.S. to China is waste - $7.6 billion of waste paper and scrap metal. The U.S. is rapidly losing its basis for leadership, wealth, and power in the world.  All Americans need to be more concerned about our future and hold our business and government leaders at all levels accountable for taking positive action to reverse the course of the past decade and putting us back on a path to a brighter future .

We need to be retain our leadership in innovation, build up our industrial base, become energy independent, care for our people, place justice and righteous behavior above greed and immorality, protect our country and our constitution, and …??!!  Let's not be fearful about the future. Let's be serious, thoughtful, and hopeful about our future. Let's discuss the future and see if we can reach a general consensus on the positive direction we want our country to take and what our highest priorities ought to be. Let's revive and reshape the American Dream to help guide us to a better tomorrow.

So may of our business and government leaders seem to have lost their way and don't really have a vision for the future of our country that we can get behind.  They're too focused on the next fiscal quarter or the next election. They focus on the negative and constantly harp on the topic of fear. America is supposed to be the home of the brave, not the home of the fearful. There are still a lot of hard working, creative, and hope filled folks out there trying to make a difference and move us forward. They are helping to create a new vision of the future for America. 

This blogging site and the America's Future: 2020-2050 web site tries to raise issues, provide information, and give you links to credible web sites where other discussions about the future are taking place and answers are being generated. I have tried hard not to provide links to web sites that offer no solutions or are simply fronts for political campaigns and posturing. Where political parties have put together a serious plan for our future, they have been included - whether Republican or Democrat.

Peter Groen
Charles Town, WV

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