You do not understand anything about economics. The reason the US is in trouble is because we have a stagnant population and a tax code designed for a growing population. Most people only have 2 kids which means no growth. Immigration is how we grow and the major reason that the USA is more resiliant than other countries even though we were the country that caused this mess in large part. If life was fair we would be bankrupt not greece. It was our houseing crisis and our selling bad loans that caused this mess.
Also its not wars either. It is simply a system designed for a different time and we either need to boost our work force or we need to restructure the taxes and spending. Wars did not make Americans go buy houses they could not afford. Wars are not what is causing medical costs to explode. Wars did not cause us to build massive houses for smaller average families and buy more cars than we need. The USA is in trouble because we are totally out of touch with reality. And it is the hard working immigrants that come in and do the shitty jobs Americans are unwilling to do and spend what they have that are keeping us from falling apart.
Also another point on immigration. An illegal immigrant working in the USA is in fact working in the USA. If he doesn't work here his job will probably be outsourced. My point is I would rather see a reduction in pay and have a job than lose my job all together. That seems to be the point most Americans completely miss. Immigrants come here and live at the same costs but they are willing to worker harder for less. And all we can do is complain until all our jobs are outsourced to China.
agreed on all your points. I was absolutely shocked at what was written and wasnt as careful, shouldve mentioned, fighting 2 wars AND cutting taxes.. genius idea btw.. guns and butter..