War and its Effect on America (Final)

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1 War and its Effect on America War and its Effect on America Eddie A. Krause Jr. Com/220 5/18/2010 Francine Baugh
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2 War and its Effect on America War and its Effect on America The American economy has taken a strong hit since the beginning of war, even past wars have shown society how they affect our economy and our children, yet we still see a need to protect ourselves from invading foreign countries who would seek to destroy our way of life. But even though wars can sometimes generate money through support from aiding countries, are we benefitting from exhausting our resources by going to other countries, or should the American economy continue to suffer the lessons not learned from past wars? War's Influence in Americans Everyday Lives Government policies are largely based on protecting its citizens from war, and recently the American government has given ways for the American people to feel even safer. One of these is the introduction of the "Homeland Security Advisory System," this meter allows for American citizens to know when to take precaution when doing extracurricular activities. In the picture presented, they will see the different threat levels that the American government has setup for Americans to know when to be more cautious in times of severe threats.
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3 War and its Effect on America War's Influence in Americans Everyday Lives The Homeland Security Advisory System is designed to guide American protective measures when specific information to a particular sector or geographic region is received. It combines threat information with vulnerability assessments and provides communications to public safety officials and the public (Homeland Security, n.d.). In the past the American government did not have an effective way of relaying information to its citizens, but thanks to lessons from past wars the American government has learned how better to protect its citizens. Because of the American government making it easier for its citizens to follow what is going on in recent wars and the remembrance of past wars by its society, terrorist threats have been taken more seriously, and as a result of this a countless number of American lives have been saved. But as thorough as the American government has been in the recent war in the Middle East, we cannot say that it is the American government alone that has helped make this country safer than it has ever been before. War is expensive, it has a way of expanding public debt (and budget deficits) very rapidly in an ill-timed fashion. President Bush in 2004 presented the US Congress with a bill for $87B (paid with unseemly alacrity) in addition to $28B for post-9/11 "war on terror" operations by the
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4 Pentagon. An unanticipated expense of over $100B can wreck havoc in a national budget where the vulnerable portion for social welfare spending is of a comparable amount (the majority portion for military and corporate subsidies is sacrosanct). War and its Effect on America
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