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What is America's most pressing domestic issue?

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posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 12:44 PM
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A lot of time has been spent on foreign policy when it comes to American politics. I am curious to find out what is the most important domestic issue that we need to compel our politicians to work on so that things can change within the United States?




posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 03:49 PM
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Either to secure our borders or prevent the socialist indoctrination of our little mush brain kids by their socialist mush brain teachers.



posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 05:51 PM
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The decline in the manufacturing sector and thus the reliance on imports from external [possibly hostile] Nations. The United State’s Government has been reliant now, on the support of external Nation’s such as Saudi Arabia and China to prop up its massive deficit. There is a problem with the number of people who are coming into the country illegally, along with the diminishing natural resources and resentment from many Nation’s due to its policy of World Police.

However, the largest problem is the decline in a manufacturing base of the United State’s. If all jobs such as the manufacture of furniture, cars, clothes, and many other items is shipped out of the United State’s it causes a large portion of people to be unemployable. This results in the growth of unemployment, then inflation and so on and so fourth pushing a spiral of depression forward.

Yet, this still isn’t the worst problem by far caused by this. Factories, and the labour force itself will be gone. Then what happens if the United State’s does go to war with an outside Nation, such as China. The Government will no longer have access to a skilled force of people nor the places to build more arms, on the mass scale that the other Nation’s such as China, Russia, etc, can due to the fact they have an increasing manufacturing sector.



posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 08:26 PM
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I would agree with the work force, but at the same time I would also day that the minimum wage and the cost of living is a big issue. Most can not afford to live based off of what they make an hour, most families, the mother and father have to work 2 jobs just to make ends meet, and it hurts especially if you include the cost of a hospital visit.



posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 08:30 PM
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Medicare is looming even larger than Social Security as a time bomb who's clock is almost up with the first baby boomers hitting Medicare age. If anyone has the time to look up the projections of how much Medicare will grow as the Boomers gray, it is trully scary. Medical advances and costs are both straining the system even now as more people live longer with more expensive treatments and procedures available to keep them healthy. The Medicare system will collapse when the boomers hit full force into it unless some radical changes occur.



posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 09:36 PM
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Infrastructure: roads, water transportation, waste management, housing, and healthcare.

Providing energy, basic chemicals, materials, and education are always very pressing issues.

Military spending, especially in the area of technologies and research projects. Since the end of the Reagan era (Cold War), the US has been cutting back in certain R&D fields.

Manufacturing. I suppose there is a limit to the US's manufacturing capacity, but to what that limit is and what jobs we should be outscourcing.

Given a pick: ethics and education.



posted on Aug, 13 2006 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by sdcigarpig
I would agree with the work force, but at the same time I would also day that the minimum wage and the cost of living is a big issue. Most can not afford to live based off of what they make an hour, most families, the mother and father have to work 2 jobs just to make ends meet, and it hurts especially if you include the cost of a hospital visit.


Agreed, only I think the most pressing issue is inflation as a whole. Compared to the mid 90's the middle class is strained. You can only strain your people before your economy goes down with them...



posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 02:53 AM
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Oil is the biggest problem. If you take the oil away from the U.S. you basically crippled it. The economy is useless and you pratically kicked the U.S in the nuts.



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