Politicians play politics to enhance their standing, garner votes and improve the image of their party. Not very often is your welfare and what is best for all Americans their top priority. The press will favor one point of view over another and thus slant its reporting.
That means you are on your own to learn all the facts and consequences of what is being discussed or proposed.
Here is my list of the top issues where Americans are being mislead, where facts are distorted and where consequences are ignored. This is also a list of issues where in my view Americans need to look beyond their political ideology and learn as much as they can. In other words, we need to look beyond the world of Twitter and Facebook memes.
- Social Security
- College costs and loans
- Single-payer health care system
- Minimum wage
- Immigrants and immigration
- CEO compensation
- Pay gap between men and women
- Trade and the global economy
If we don’t get these issues right, if we make changes without understanding the basic problem or ignoring the consequences of our actions, or if the American people are not told the full truth, any “solution” will only create more problems.