Yes. Follow that guide and your economy will collapse. Actually the bad bit of the above are being done right now.
Worst time to be a guy planning on going to the US at this point in time unless you happen to have a lot of money on hand. And I mean A LOT of money.
The foreign aid is a good idea. America's got some serious domestic issues that could use some funding.
That and they ought to stop sinking decommissioned ships. They should cut it up and sell it for scrap. Makes a little money. An Aircraft Carrier can really help here.