Non Economic Problems In America Essay

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Breaking News: San Bernardino mass shooting: 14 people dead, 21 wounded (Desocio); US trade deficit rises in February to 6-month high (Press); As US economics change, the term “middle class” fades away (Gedeon). Some say that these headlines are not important enough for the U.S to be focusing on them. For example, in a Gallup poll, people were asked, what is the most important problem facing the United States today? When it came to non-economic problems, terrorism only received 4% of the vote (Most Important Problem). What these people don’t know is that if these problems are not fixed, then, in the long run, these problems will hit the United States hard. Throughout its history, America has faced many significant problems; however the three …show more content…
In January, North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb which has the power to kill millions of people. In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, called for a “Holy War of Justice ( 'Holy war of justice ': Kim Jong-un warns against provocation in New Year speech).” Furthermore, North Korea recently launched a propaganda video showing a nuclear warhead hitting Washington, D.C. The United States cannot ignore these threats; the country has been warned before and did not take action, resulting in the deaths of thousands of soldiers on December 7, 1941, a date that FDR stated at the time “will live in …show more content…
The economic relationship between the U.S and the European Union is the most complex. Together, the European Union and the United States have the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world. In addition, the two countries together generate just over 30% of the of the world trade, and half of the gross domestic product (European External Action Service). Goods and services between the two countries generate $2.7 billion dollars a day (European Union). As expected, the United States is losing billions of dollars from trade with the European Union. Last year the U.S trade deficit with the European Union was $200 billion dollars (European

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