The Future of the United States

Your perspective:  On a domestic and/or foreign scale, where do you see the United States in 5 years?  In 10 years?  20 years and beyond?

14 responses to “The Future of the United States

  1. Kyle Lieberman

    Our economy is starting to recover, but we still outsource so much of our work. The United States needs to start back where our roots were, manufacturing in the United States and brining more jobs back here. It will be interesting to see what happens in 10-20+ years considering how much of our debt China owns and the fact that China has over a billion people and are rapidly growing and could easily take over the United States as a number one world power.

  2. I’m not sure anyone could answer this question whole heartedly. I’m not sure anyone would know the direction of the US. However, I think that the US will have a harder time in the area of foreign policy as the years come along. With the turmoil in the Middle East it’s leading us into uncharted waters, so to speak. The “Arab Spring” was supposed to change the dynamics of the Middle East and bring an uprising of the people to change their leaders. Well, we all see where that went, with Egypt over the last few months. Here they ousted a “dictator” and elected a President, but he was part of a radical organization deemed as a terrorist organization by the US and now they want him out for their own reasons. I just think things are too unpredictable. Maybe in 5 years I can say it may stabilize slightly, but 10, 15 or even 20 years is too far out. I would like to see further stabilization.

  3. Paul Nakielny

    I don’t think that foreign policy changes dramatically over a short or long period of time. The people and countries may change over time, but the ways that they are handled is pretty consistent. Domestic policy will probably see the biggest amount of change in the short and long term. The issue of gay marriage is not going away and will have to be solved equably sometime in the future. Programs like Social Security and Medicare might have to be changed. Immigration laws have become a big issue. American society is changing faster and faster, domestic policy has to keep pace.

  4. The United States of America, a great country, one I am proud to be a citizen of, but I wish we were in better shape. I can’t say where I see our country to be, in the future, I can only hope for improvement. Improvement in the job market and stopping the violence in our communities, to reducing our poor and under privileged, to finding cures for deadly diseases, to stop bullying, for companies and organizations to stop hiring the wrong people, world peace, the list goes on and on. I’d like to see Hilary Clinton become President of the United States, I truly believe she could make changes for the better.

  5. I believe in today’s progressive society, with baby boomers numbers declining and the population of Generation Y (Millennial Generation) on the rise, our country will be able to show it’s commitment to social progress when it comes to ideas & believes concerning social, political and economic policies. An example of this is interracial marriage. At one time it was prohibited and now 50 years later, individuals are uniting for equal rights on same sex marriage. Already there are 12 states that allow same sex marriage. This is proof that our domestic scale shows great potential.
    In terms of a foreign scale, the situation is a bit different.The United States has set the precedent on foreign policy. Regardless of whether or not individuals agree or disagree with the US policy on foreign affairs, I believe we, the United States, will continue to dominate in all foreign affairs for future years to come.

  6. In domestic scale-wise, the U.S. has a real shot of becoming a powerhouse in exporting goods with recent advances in natural gas. Its easy to look past this because we never look at our country being one to have a large role in international trade but believe it or not, we set the standard. Foreign-wise, I believe China will continue to be our huge contributor and will remain the same.

  7. Jennifer Habner

    The United States is my home and I am hopeful for the future prosperity of my country. I know that we are trying to build the economy back up and we still have many policies the government is struggling with. I think that here in the United States it will eventually get better as for the economy and job growth and I am hoping the U.S.continues to expand in the areas of the environment and bringing jobs back here which will give Americans more job security and help the economy to grow. I feel that there will always be a struggle when it comes to issues like foreign policy, immigration, health care and other issues. It’s difficult t say where the U.S. will be in the years to come I just hope it all turns out alright.

  8. Honestly, it doesn’t look good for the country in the next five years. Our economy has been growing at a meager pace since the recession supposedly ended. Many people have jobs now, but they are part time and not careers, which is what he economy is in need for currently. Within the next 10 or 20 years, who knows how that will project against what I believe it will end up. Something could happen and we could be invaded or for heaven’s sake, Congress gets past everything and we start knocking down the debt we currently have. It is just to far in the future to know.

  9. I believe that domestically we have a chance at becoming a powerhouse again if we stop outsourcing all of our work and bring jobs back home. Foreign wise we’ve already been overtaken as a main exporter and loaner. If we can start changing these things within in 20 years I hope to see us as the powerhouse like we were in the 50s and 60s

  10. A question like this is difficult to answer due tho the fact that so much can happen in the next 5, 10, and especially 20 years. I do believe that we will continue on the track we are currently on and the economy and unemployment rates will get better. I think Obama is leading us in the right direction and has been since his election in 2008. Right now it would seem China is the world’s powerhouse but I do not see that lasting. They have to many human rights issues over there and will fall while we rise to become the greatest country in the world again. I also think Hilary Clinton will be the next president!

  11. I believe that our country will be more successful in the years to come. In ten years from now I see it getting back to the days before the recession where everyone will be able to find jobs again and as a whole our country will be better. In the next twenty years we should be even stronger with the new technology we are coming out with and be able to compete even more in the foreign market.

  12. I believe the country is going to gradually improve. i see the economy improving in the next 5, 10, and 20 years. however unfortunately i see china being ahead of america in economic rank in 20 years.

  13. I think the country is going to keep going downhill economically wise for the next 10 so years. We have so many issues and so much debt (15 trillion) that there is no way that the problem will disappear anytime soon. It is said that emplyoment has gone up, however the cost of living has gone way up without any increase in pay for the workers of this country. I hope that by 20 years the problem will be fixed, but it will take an extremely long time and extreme effort.

  14. Rob DiDomenico

    I believe our economy is going to slowly improve each and every year. I don’t think it will be easy, but I think it can be done. With the right people in office I believe that we as a country can make this happen.

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