POSITION PAPER ON BUDGET CUTS AFFECTING MILITARY READINESS 1. The United States (US) military is the strongest, most lethal military in the world. Leading the way in global defense, the US military is a force to be reckoned with. Having a strong military not only ensures the freedom and safety of American citizens, but ensures that it is able to protect and defend those around the world that cannot defend themselves. Like many of the US federal and state institutions, the military is currently facing steep budget cuts.
There is a grey area of exactly how far people wish for this protection to be stretched, one that doesn’t have a true right answer. One example of this situation is the size and funding of the military. After the war on terror began, politicians began lobbying to increase the size of the military in order to gain a stronger upper hand in the Middle East. Many people were incredibly in support of this idea-- they thought that, in order to succeed, they needed to be able to win those battles. However, certain politicians believed that this wasn’t America’s place to interfere and that the army should be smaller, and with it pulling out of the Middle East.
Topic Sentence: Military service is not a good fit for everyone. Detail A: Discipline is a key factor in armed forces that does not fit with all. Detail B: Military teambuilding could be affected due to rapid changeover. Detail C: Some religion groups will not want their people to fight if war breaks out. Conclusion Thesis Sentence (restated in different words): As Americans we have the right to choose how we want to support ourselves and family which could be by continuing your education after high school.
With the increasing use of technology, valuable government data has become more and more vulnerable to being hacked. Kasich’s plan to place more spending in defending our country, both physically and technologically, is a great step towards security. In contrast, it could be argued that Kasich’s plan to spend $102 billion in defense is a waste of money and we could defend our country with less spending. “We must rebuild our defenses while leveraging the strengths of our allies in order to effectively challenge the capabilities of our enemies. We can ensure that scarce resources reach the troops who need them most by streamlining Pentagon bureaucracy and transforming procurement processes to get new weapons systems into the field on time and on budget” (The
The war is ongoing and has not been won. Airports also doubled their security after 9/11, as well as giving law enforcement agencies sweeping search and surveillance powers over united states citizens without a warrant also the government aimed for the developing technology that would enable it to collect and process massive amounts of information every individual in the United States.I think that a domineering government would be better because if you allow yourself to be dominated then you don 't deserve to have freedom because if you 're not willing to fight for your freedom then what 's the point of having it. Besides, we live in a dominating country
Not only is the government losing money from the missing two-thirds, but it is also wasting money on workers. These workers would be more usefully employed tracking counterfeiters, instead of making 10 million pennies a day (Source C). There are areas in our government that could use more funding. If the penny goes, we will have extra money to keep our government up and
Federalists knew that another self-governing government would only lead to a weak system just like the Articles lead them to failure. Thomas R. Frazier said, “View these things, fellow citizens, and then say that we do not require a new, a protecting, and efficient federal government if you can.” (Doc #1) Frazier is stating that America is in great need of a federal government, that they need educated and knowledgeable people to lead their country. He also means that in order to maintain their freedom and independence they would need a government to protect their rights they fought for. Creating three branches to avoid congress from becoming too powerful and keep everything under control was a much better way than having just one branch like in the Articles of Confederation. Another federalist named Jonathan Elliot said , “ … it is the opinion of this Convention that certain amendments and alterations in the said Constitution would remove the fears and quiet the apprehensions of many of the good people of the commonwealth.” (Doc #6) Elliot is stating that with few alterations, limiting the Constitutions power and allowing the states to make some decisions would change the Anti-Federalists mind and therefore they would create the Bill of rights to limit the
However, sustainable change begins by bringing together the private, public, and the civil society. In the private sector, there should be laws the prohibit companies from coercing old people into retirement. Moreover, there has been discussions about increasing the retirement age. While this would save the government money, I do not believe this is a fair decision. According to Boccia from the Heritage Foundation, life expectancy is disparate, for instance, the rich live longer than the poor (2015).
Welfare has long been debated on whether or not it 's suppliance is helping or harming the nation and its economic position. Many argue that abolishing welfare is the only way to make people accountable for themselves, but what about the children and people who were not given a choice and simply grew up in a poverty stricken environment? While welfare does have many issues, it should not be abolished, but rather reformed. In life, “There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.” (Camus). The struggles that the nation has undertaken as a result of the impacts welfare has caused will allow the country to use these experiences to reform and better the system for all parties involved.
The author’s purpose is to argue that the world of today is limiting our connections with others so that everyone knows that there is a problem in today 's society. The author establishes a judgmental tone for everyone. Having a modern mobilized world should not be the reason for weak relationships. Former generations lived in closeness but times are a changin for the better. “ We tend to lack the close supportive relationship that people in former generations
American’s always say “don 't tread on me” but should we stop treading on them? Our nation is in debt by millions of dollars due to paying for supplies and other things less important than things such as our children 's education. The troops overseas may be at more risk because of diseases than they are with bullets. In addition, Our nation’s security would be improved with people fighting here, we don 't send our police to one place if the threat is in another. They say our nation is in trouble with our security, although are are we in so much trouble we need to keep our troops overseas, costing our nation’s debt and our troops health.
By not having, the budget or flexibility to continue to train for future operations places our national security in jeopardy. Placing Soldiers on the battlefield for a mission they have not received the proper training for, is unacceptable. Sequestration is the culprit and Congress can fix the issue by approving a realistic defense budget. By not maintaining, a robust modernization program will set the stage for conflicts in the
If tensions do keep rising and another Cold War breaks out many Americans might not feel safe in their own homes. If you add this and terrorism together you will get a lot of americans who are upset at their national security and will want more security for themselves. This leads to more problems like airports making bag checks more stricts or require a full body search for everyone which causes many people to become angry. Another big issue with the possible return of cold war tensions with russia is nuclear weapons. NATO does a good job in
Conservatives want aid tied to work and it will be a difficult task to bring all groups together on this subject since the Republicans do not want to raise taxes on the wealthy. Not all U.S. Citizens or legal residents will be able to work due to physical or mental infirmities and Medicaid will continue to care for those people, however, able bodied people should be required to do some sort of work or service in exchange for aid. The aid should also be tied to drug screening and should result in the failure to receive aid if the recipient is found to be an illicit drug user. The mainstay of the reform should be that a person should strive to support themselves. Unauthorized immigration is a volatile subject currently in the news.
The Emperor should take a militaristic approach with Xiongnu because it is very costly to keep the tribute system going and our tributes may empower them, the Han should attack while they are still bigger than the Xiongnu, the Xiongnu also already proved themselves untrustworthy. As chief foreign policy adviser to the illustrious Emperor of the Middle Kingdom, I humbly recommend that the Emperor should instead take a militaristic approach because it will be very costly to continue sending tributes every year, if continued with diplomatic approach the Xiongnu could grow bigger than us and take over. For the past 50 years I have been keeping track of the price for the tributes we send to the Xiongnu, the cost rises every couple of years, we should have stopped sending tributes after they invaded us in 166 BCE, we never know when the Xiongnu will stop wanting our tributes. The cost of sending tributes to the Xiongnu rises every couple of years. (Doc 10) 51 years ago it only costed 6,000 jin to send tributes to the Xiongnu now it is 5 times more expensive, 30,000 jin.