While the US government struggles to control spending on 20th-century obligations like an overseas empire and bloated entitlement programs, it may be instructive to consider where other nations invest their money.
The pragmatic Chinese leadership puts government money to work via investment in 21st-century infrastructure that will accelerate business in the years to come. Take a look at how Chinese state-of-the-art airports contrast with woeful US airports.
And don’t forget that, once you exit from the fancy new Chinese airport in Shanghai, you step aboard a futuristic maglev train that whisks visitors into the city at 300mph. Compare that to the abysmal ground transport services at Washington Dulles Airport provided by monopoly service provider Washington Flyer.