If another superpower was able to supersede us as world cop, they will quickly give them those benefits we enjoy to maintain the peace on the Persian waters. Good-bye cheap oil. Some much of our needs and goods are shipped, flow or driven from somewhere else that higher gas cost would mean a higher cost of living.
How would you force a company not to use slave or children to manufacture their products? Raising the salaries over there would be reflected in our prices here. We killed our manufacture sector so we can get cheapier things and higher profit. I just don't see american biting themselves in the arse financally to support a cause million miles from home. Hell, we can't hardly do that for each other. We have groups here who wouldn't cut the waste out of our defense budget to feed, clothes, educate others americans. Try asking them to paid more for things to uplift foreign workers.