Should funding for the U.S space program be changed?

Should funding for the U.S space program be changed?

According to Denman (2013), the U.S has spent a lot of millions on space exploration. As the arguments continue that much money has been spending on space exploration, some people feel that these should be used on financing the underdeveloped countries or reducing poverty levels in America. My audience will be American citizens who feel that funding space exploration is an unnecessary waste of funds. I would also urge the government and NASA to put more effort into the same. The congressional report of June 2000 highlights the benefits brought by space exploration (Congress Record, 2000). This includes medical benefits as well as low air transport costs. In addition, Williamson (2012) cited that the U.S space program would impact global environmental changes. This paper will implore the need of the U.S government to fund the space program and its impacts on the climate, transport, and the health sector.


Congress record, v.146, pt.8, June 13, 2000, to June 21, 2000. Government Printing Office.

Denman, G. A., & McCormack, A. (2013). Think it, show it science: Strategies for demonstrating knowledge. s.l.: Shell education.

Williamson, R. (2012) the future of remote sensing from space civilian satellite systems and applications. Diane publishing.

Research Topic 2

America should finance retirees who have served for twenty years

According to Donovan, Mooney, and Smith (2010), Medicare is a program wholly paid for and is offered by the federal government. Further, in her book, Munnel (2012) the burden of retiree health insurance is to both the local and the state government. This question is relevant especially as with the rising health costs and increased number of retirees, the governments’ expenditure is on the rise. Miller (1990) further cited that though the government has a strategy in place on how to pay retirees, there are generally high liabilities. This paper will seek to answer the debate on retirees’ benefits, such as health, pension, and for how long one should serve in order to be in a position to benefit from such.


Donovan T, Mooney C, and Smith D. (2010). State and local politics: institution and reforms. Cengage learning.

Miller M. A. (1990).Employee benefits survey. The bureau, 1990.

Munnell, A. H. (2012). State and local pensions: What now? Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press.

Research Topic 3

The U.S prohibits trade with countries that have poor records on human rights

Trade is vital in eliminating poverty and empowering it socially, economically, and politically, which leads to my interest in pursuing America’s restrictions on trading with countries that have poor human records. In this paper, I would analyze the moral, political, and social-economic debates that connect human rights and business. The human watch staff noted some decline in the relationship between U.S and Iran after the U.S banned exports to Iran in May 2000 (World Report, 2000). Stacy (2009) noted that the U.S forbids imports of products in areas of child forced labor. Contrarily, Greenwood notes decreased trade barriers, which may be attributed to regionalism as countries favor trade within regional proximities (2001).


Greenwood, R. P. (2001). Handbook of financial planning and control. Aldershot, Hants, England: Gower.

Stacy, H. (2009). Human rights for the 21st century: Sovereignty, civil society, culture. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press.

World Report 2000: The events of 1999. (1999). New York: Human Rights Watch.