View Poll Results: What's the biggest problem in America you think Government needs to address?

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  • Tax Reform

    3 9.38%
  • Government privacy intrustions on citizens

    4 12.50%
  • Energy independence/affordability

    1 3.13%
  • Addressing climate change

    0 0%
  • Partisan polarization

    4 12.50%
  • Education

    2 6.25%
  • Reducing crime

    0 0%
  • Addressing generational poverty

    1 3.13%
  • The economy

    10 31.25%
  • Other

    7 21.88%
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Thread: What is the biggest problem in American government?

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    Re: What is the biggest problem in American government?

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    Re: What is the biggest problem in American government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Abolish democracy and end its miserable failure.
    I strongly agree. Let me back that up with a little analogy. Republic versus democracy is like flying versus driving today. You can either put select few who are well trained in control or you can give equal power to many. The numbers speak for themselves when comparing the safety of these two strategies.
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    Re: What is the biggest problem in American government?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Education. Through education, all other problems can be solved.
    This starts with responsibility. There are perfect opportunities for education in this system today. The problem is that many are too stupid or lazy to take full advantage of it and/or raise their kids to do such.
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    Re: What is the biggest problem in American government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    The biggest problem that government needs to address is ending out- and in- sourcing, both the legal and illegal types, and thus return millions of jobs to the Americans to whom these jobs ethically and patriotically belong.

    That would go the longest way to raising the economy out of the lingering ashes of The Great Recession as well as halt the continuing slide of America into city-state status of the one-world U.N. government that Obama's Multi-Cultural Internationalists desire.
    I disagree with this kind of thinking. I support free trade and globalization without hypocrisy of buying just American for instance as as a way to lift living standards across the board. If this nation was smart it would give instant citizenship to any foreign person with an advance degree from an American university especially in engineering and science instead of blocking them and seeing them as competition for U.S. jobs. These type of people will create far more jobs than they take in the long run directly and indirectly, as well as give American companies an edge with the nation benefiting with higher government revenue and other stimulus to economy that will create jobs. How many Googles and Amazons in the future are going to be created by U.S. trained international students who want to live in the U.S. after graduating from an American University but are not allowed to because of insane immigration laws who then move to Canada or Australia who intelligently see the great benefits of pursuing them. Maybe they are more talented or more motivated than some of the Canadians or Australians but if one of them creates a Google that hires 100,000 local Canadians, and you see hundreds of these type of companies, and all this international money starts flowing into their nation because of the success of these new Canadian or Australian mega successful companies, how smart does that make us? How is it not hypocrisy to want the world to buy our products but we only buy American? Free trade, when the process is transparent, benefits both sides or neither side would make the trade. To limit it out of fear of competition in the long run will be a negative. We could go the route of protectionism but all it will do in real terms lower the standard of living.

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    Re: What is the biggest problem in American government?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    "Entitlement Reform". That's what is about to sink us. "Size", in general, is the problem with our government. There is too much of it.
    I don't know what the solution is but yanking the safety net from under people who would otherwise be homeless, their kids go hungry and would be forced to seriously consider crime as their only option for survival isn't as cut a dry a practical solution as it might seem in theory. Then once arrested, tried and convicted it turns out to be a much bigger cost to tax-payers than the safety net.

    But what's interesting is this. Everybody knows the economy has been pretty bad recently. I live in a middle-class community. Of those I know I have neighbors who are police officers, a nurse, high end travel consultant for a service that only caters to millionaires, an engineer, military personnel and a doctor doing his residency. That's just to give you an idea of the likely income ranges, not exactly wealthy but nobody's poor either. One of my good friends and neighbors was unemployed for about a year. He's now working again doing sales for a big auto parts distributor to auto repair places. He confided in me yesterday saying during his unemployment he had to get on food stamps or his little boys wouldn't have been able to eat. He said his fridge was better stocked then than it is now. A lot of people using entitlements do better in some respects than people with incomes.
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