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and drop-outs are on the rise. Creating infrastructure and communications for the twenty-first century is also important. The United States is the only first world country without an advanced form of rapid mass transit. Alternative resources and energies need to be discovered in order to prevent people like Saddam Hussein from controlling the current resources. Our oil suppliers in the Middle East are deteriorating at a rapid rate – it would be wise to start seeking a fuel alternative. The president would need to express that it will be a wrenching process and encourage public investment. Whatever the cost, sweeping changes need to occur in order for the United States to be a continuing world leader. There is no easy solution to the problems that lie ahead. It is a rapidly changing world with swift and stern economic competition. It requires risk and change on our part. The answer that lies to the path of success is the reduction of military spending and the reallocation of that money into technology and basic internal improvement. It is as if the United States needs to issue a temporary isolationist policy, a “closed for remodeling” sign if you will. So many things could be done to make this country such a better place. So many lives could be saved from poverty, illiteracy, addictions, and violence if only the military budget could be spent on education. In order to be a successful nation, we are going to have to trust a politician to lead us there. It would have to a person that is dedicated to creating the best possible nation ever; strong at home and fierce in the international markets. It would be the ultimate reconstruction period with a complete revamping of our budget and goal as a country. I just don’t know if its possible. It seems so idealistic. But, it is an exciting prospect none the less. 1. Divided We Fall: Gambling with History in the 90’s. By Haynes Johnson. W.W. Norton & Co., NY, London, 1994. 2. Highwire: From the Backroads to the Beltway. By John Brummett. Hyperion, NY, 1994. 3. State of the Union 1994: The Clinton Administration and the Nation in Profile. By Richard Caplan and John Feffer. Westview Press, Boulder, 1994. 4. The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House. By Bob Woodward. Simon & Schuster, NY, 1994. Footnotes Quotations 1State of the Union 1994, Page 67. 2State of the Union 1994, Page 68. Graphs AState of the Union 1994, Page 63. BState of the Union 1994, Page 69. CState of the Union 1994, Page 83. DState of the Union 1994, Page 73. EState of the Union 1994, Page 91.