Most important issue facing country in 2011
As the new Congress gets down to business this week, there no shortage of issues waiting to be addressed.
House Republicans say they will fulfill a campaign promise and vote to repeal President Obama health care law before he delivers his State of the Union address.
Seems like a pretty futile exercise even if such a repeal were to pass the house, it unlikely to go anywhere in the Senate since the Democrats still hold a slim majority there. Plus, President Obama could veto it.
Also, by focusing on health care when much of the country is still worried about jobs Republicans risk making the same mistake Democrats did when they plowed ahead with health care in the first place.
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Just what we need, tying up the Congress with investigations at a time when there are other huge issues out there like the economy, immigration and the skyrocketing deficit. Republicans have vowed to tackle government spending, but they soon have to decide whether they want to raise the debt ceiling, once again, from $14.3 trillion.
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Entitlements, entitlements, entitlements. Our government is a massive entitlements vending machine which is deferring costs as far as possible into the future burdening later generations. Unless policy changes are made, projected spending for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, canada goose outlets uk and federal employee retirement programs alone will consume all tax revenues collected by 2030.
Reducing the deficit must be a top priority. Although it not a major short term problem, the plans to reduce it must be set in place now or it may not happen until it too late.
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Happy New Year, Jack! The top issue for 2011: the economy. I hope this year you will ask more intelligent questions. No more stupid Palin questions.
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Americans will have to buy American and by less than they want and only what they need. Some businesses will go out of business if they sell only offshore produced items, but other businesses will grow. Things may be more costly at first, but with more people in America working, prices will come down for products produced in America.
We need to stop printing money and produce purchasable. We need to get back to producing, industry and farming which made us undeniably one of the most powerful nations in the world.
All empires rise and fall. America is falling due to economic implosion. Only American can stop it. It is time to stop fueling Wall Street and the government. We need to fuel Main Street.
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The most important issue is how to reshape our systems and institutions, including reckless capitalism. We have let our economic and political systems run wild like neglected children, and this has poisoned our institutions and caused virtually all of the problems we face. By being afraid to alter these systems to better align incentives we squander the opportunity to deal with a multitude of problems ranging from environmental degradation, educational decline, and social inequity to the obesity epidemic, mindless consumerism, and the poisoning of our democracy.
The United States Government has allowed communist China to give us their unemployment problem. How? Well, our own corporations were allowed (by Lobbying efforts and bought off politicans) to ship our jobs from here in America to China, India and Mexico. All for the name of a few extra quid in the pockets of the American corporate owners. Very sad. Too bad it never get better, only worse. Happy New Year!!
I think there are two main problems that needs to be addressed. First problem is the war in Afghanistan. This war has been going on for over nine years. It has cost us too many lives and wounded soldiers. Not to mention trillions of dollars. It is time to go into Afghanistan with all our might and get the people responsible for 911. Then get the hell out. Nation building should be out of the question. We don have the time or money to even think about it. The second problem would be getting our deficit under control. We need to come to the realization that you cannot support two wars and cut taxes. Especially the tax for the highest 3% of the cheap canada goose wealthy. If we don get our deficit under control soon, we will be in deep trouble. Our government/military, the media, corporate America and the far right have convinced Americans that war is an inevitability and we have a right and obligation to occupy and invade other countries at will. We have given Imperialism a new warm and fuzzy name, Building and have accepted it without question. Wars have been instigated by the past administration and continued by the current administration knowing full well from the onset they would never come to an end that would be justifiable or beneficial canada goose outlet us to any but corporate America. If we are willing to fund, support and sacrifice our youth fighting unjust, illegal and greed ridden wars in total complacency and righteous indignation, there is no other issue of any significance in 2011 or beyond.