Top Ten Problems With America

Wow, where to start? Drugs, violence, corruption, war, the Jonas brothers... My fellow Americans, we're in a pretty crappy spot :( What is our biggest issue today, and what can we do to solve it? We have a thousand issues, so I wanna see a thousand issues on here too!

The Top Ten

1 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

He gutted the government's ability to do stuff in his self-centered effort to "drain the swamp", which proved devastating during the COVID-19 pandemic. During said pandemic he said everything was under control when it wasn't, cut funding to WHO, and suggested that people drink bleach. Yes, he banned travel early in February, but he didn't take any safety precautions when bringing Americans home. He sent aid to states after mid-March, but by then it was just common sense, and even there he held back saying that states should rely on themselves.

Also, his attacks on the media have organizations like Freedom House and Reporters without Borders, who once were primarily concerned with developing nations, worried. Yes, the media is sometimes dishonest, but the president is the LAST person who should try to hold them accountable, because the temptation to abuse that power is just too strong. For me to tolerate this even from Lincoln or FDR, you'd need the necessity of a ...more

I do not understand his "Build the Wall" campaign. For one it is going to cost billions and America is already in debt. Guess I need to buy a plane ticket to Jamaica...

Global warming is killing coral reefs. And are we just going to let trump turn Everywhere beautiful in the country into factory plants? No

I still Hate Trump and his fans! Global warming deniers are just like Holocaust ones! Saying global warming is a myth is just as worse than saying Heil Hitler, screaming death to Jews and planning to build concentration camps! I do believe in Global Warming because it happens since forever and I know about the Holocaust very well. It's a sad, bloody and violent event where the innocent Jews being labeled as inferior to the Nazis also known by themselves as Aryan or the master race and sent into the Gloomy confiments, where spirits are crushed, loss of self identity until they die called Concentration camps! Never forget the Holocaust same thing with Global Warming.

@lemur, the classic trick of calling someone who doesn't share you political beliefs a Nazi even though they are not one...

He is already trying to get rid of reusable fuels (Solar, Wind, etc...) and replace them with coal. He is cutting down the EPA too and will make it so that the Earth is choked by pollution! Not only that he is extremely racist & xenophobic. Even his business ventures were largely unsuccessful with the bank declaring Trump bankrupt 6 times! I truly believe that he will be one of the worst presidents in the U.S. for years to come.

I agree that this is a bad thing, but he's trying to help America out of debt. Or at least eliminate the debt. I disagree with you on Trump being one of the worst presidents ever. Obama was, In my eyes (key words my eyes). Obama didn't salute to any of the soldiers he walked past, and it was clear he didn't know anything about how much of a presence our military has in this world, there is a reason we are called a WORLD SUPER POWER.

2 No Respect For The Rest of The World

This is very true about Americans. Every other country except for themselves is portrayed negatively and incorrectly in their films and T.V. shows

Yeah, who doesn't enjoy being lumped into a group of stereotypical people by other people who don't know what jokes are!

Ya, we're some pretty arrogant a**holes arent we?

With in the last few years, no one had internet. No one could reach, out if they could. Now we are everywhere, we can talk to many, at one time. People do not have respect here in America, how can they have respect to anyone else? Have you ever read, a old social studies book 20's 30'era? Things are passed down through generations, not just recipes, they pass down bias and hate, so each person teaches there generation the hate, If you was to ask why they probably would not know.( It was passed down). My husband and I, have a orphanage in Africa, we run it with my daughter Olivia. The love those people give, amazing. we have stop spreading hate and bias stuff about people, people of different color. Some times I can still see the lynch mobs, the ones that gathered a criminal in middle of the square and hung him there. How some people are treated, How fast they can go from sweet to evil in one sentence. That was not that long ago, but it happened. Have we only progressed in technology. ...more

The person who said 'America is the best country ever ... ' obviously has never visited any other country, therefore is not in a position to make such a comment. Americans are so parochial.

3 Racism

Racism is not good. It should come to an end. God wanted different nationalities for a reason. He wanted all of us to get along and love each other, not hate because of what happened in the past. Let's not bring back the past. Just because your white doesn't mean you are better than people who are black. Everyone is the same. We just have to learn how to love each other for who we are not what we look like. I'm only 12 and I hope when I grow up Racism isn't a problem anymore. You shouldn't treat anyone differently. The golden rule for socializing for me is "Treat people how you want to be treated". I really want to grow up in a non racist community. I live in Hawaii and there is already a problem with homeless. I don't want to see a bunch of racist people in the world. When I grow up I want to go somewhere where racism isn't a problem. Thank that is all.

Racism is not as bad in America as people say it is. It's mostly a bunch of white leftists crying and trying to "defend" minorities, but when said minorities have something to say, they are pushed aside.

Yeah I hate Racism in the USA, so what if your Black and I'm white we're both humans but with different skin color? So what? I really don't see why the 1 race should think they are better than the other race. I never get white supremacy it's stupid and retarded. The Racists that really nark me are The Americans who are racist then claim to be Christian. If they were true then they would see GOD just wants us to all live as 1. Jesus told us to love each other not Hate, Criticize or Judge each other he condemned all those things. The answer is to Love each other always we are all Brothers and sister's in God's eyes and we should ALL live in peace & Unity regardless of Skin color or ethnicity.

America is racist often, but luckily, the issue is getting better

I know a line saying "There is only one race, the human race." That is true.

4 The Education System

If the people were educated properly, with a full unfiltered understanding of history, with no bias-ism, over half of these problems would diminish and there would be such a thing again as 'common sense'.

Ok, I'm gonna go on a full out rant on this. First of all, education has really gone down in our country. And yes, if you look at my profile, I live in Massachusetts. But, now you're probably thinking "Massachusetts has an awesome education system! ". But, my school, not so much. In my English class (ELA) we didn't do much work. We ate food, threw the food, played on our tablets, and some got pretty bullied. The reason it was that bad was because the teacher was too nice. His punishment for students misbehaving was banishing them to the hallway! And plus, we took quizzes and tests, and never got many back. Since I'm out of that school and going to middle school, I'm missing 7-8 quizzes AND tests that I was supposed to get back! In science, we didn't do much either. We read the chapter, then did a worksheet nobody really finished. Why? BECAUSE STUDENTS WOULD FOOL AROUND AND BE DUMB. Then, there's Social Studies class (Geography or History). We would learn political and ...more

Although we may touch on it, Americans don't really learn about other cultures at all, even rarer in a positive way. This is the main spark to the racism, and the lack of respect that the States uphold due to lack of and false information.

I am in America, an even went to an advanced school, and I must say, I don't know a lot of things that people from OTHER countries even know about America. I don't even know what half of our wars were about. Some people act like I'm stupid, but I simply just didn't learn it. What's worse is that immigrants who come to this country to become legal citizens have to learn ridiculous things that even AmericanS don't know, like the Bill of rights. Most Americans will not know that, or all of our presidents, or all the capitals of our cities. Then again... what's really the point of knowing it? Not like we ever use it, but, it just proves to show that as well as not knowing much about other countries which schools very poorly shed light on, we barely know much about our own country or even history of it. Every subject is just lightly briefed on, but never gone into with any great detail.

5 Destroying The Environment

Protecting the drinking water

We have more indulgent people than we have the resources to support our way of life.

this honestly needs to be lower than bullying and other humanitarian stuff

Cutting down all these trees to build houses and other things is doing nothing but lowering air and oxygen pollution!

6 Terrorists

Terrorism is a huge problem not just in the world but within the US. And it isn't just people who identify themselves as a member of ISIS, it's also people who shoot up schools, airports, people of different races including white people. It is terrible problem that must be solved but continues because we let it. We identify a group of people as terrorists and people who minutely relate to that, are grouped with the insane and violent terrorists too. Then comes problems with discrimination, racism, sexism, etc. If we solve one of these problems, it may solve them ALL. If we are united, like those years fighting alongside each other against the British who practiced tyranny during the Revolution, if we devote our time and our hearts into restoring or making our home a better place, then join arms with your white, black, and brown brothers and sisters, and show what the American Dream actually meant to us! If I can believe in YOU, try to believe in yourself.

The US is one of the countries where terrorism is one of the least concerns for the average citizen, so this item is inaccurate

Though we do have a lot of problems to solve, terrorism is by far the worst! Many of our problems would be solved if we could just get rid of it.

100 people have died so far in the United Kingdom in 2019 as a result of killings, mainly due to knife crime. The UK is three and a half times smaller than the States, so if we say 350 people. Due to ridiculous act of gun legalisation, over 3500 people have been killed. The world would be a MUCH better place without terrorists.

7 Bullying

Some many people thing that bullying makes kids stronger. WRONG! Bullying makes kids skip school, on average over 10 percent of victims have skipped school specifically to avoid being bullied, over 160,000 students per year.

I am a thirteen year old girl who has been bullied her entire life and death is a thought that often finds its way to my head. My family and friends and my boyfriend is the only reason why I won't kill my self. The reason why I have just now decided to share this is because someone who is very important to me is going through what I have went through my entire life. The people who bully think that because they feel bad they have to make others feel bad but they don't and if they would be nice they would find someone who is willing to love them so they don't need to hurt others or theirselves. Because I will love them if they need me to or want me to.

You have still stayed strong after all your abuse. That is an ability most people don't have. I hope you don't kill yourself, because there is always someone who would be absolutely devastated if you did. Think about the people you love. They want you to live, so do it for them.

Bullying should stop. It causes low self esteem, depression, and even suicide

I think its hard to understand what someone is going through unless you experience that yourself. I've never had those kinds of problems, but only because I go to a great school where bullying is practically nonexistent. I do know how it feels to just want to be normal so people stop treating you differently. Bullies have a completely different mindset. there is a good chance they had grown up in a bad home and had developed such a weak mind that they use their physical strength to feel stronger. There is always a reason... that doesn't make it any better, but perhaps if more effort was put into trying to understand the victims AND the bullies, a sort of bridge can be built. Bullies want people to feel how they had felt, for someone to understand. which is why they don't stop. Wanting someone to understand you is a human instinct everyone feels naturally. How can anyone be expected to fight against that.

8 Drugs

Drugs are taking over our country

Okay for starters I will agree drugs can be harmful to you such as Heroin, LSD, Coke, acid, etc.. But if you think for one minute the marijuana is like any of these drugs then you need to get your facts straight. There are so many people out there that bash marijuana because it's a drug, yet it's used in hospitals and it helps people. Yet 88,000 people die yearly from drinking alcohol, 480,000 die yearly smoking cigarettes. No one has ever overdosed on cannabis, and if there is any deaths from marijuana it's obvisoly won't be anywhere near those numbers. So they legalize cancer, and poison but are having difficulties legalizing medical marijuana?.. My theory on why they won't legalize it is simple. They have to control the population so they have to have alcohol and cancer to kill us off so we don't overpopulate, which I guess I can't blame them because if we overpopulated their would be less jobs and so on. So I get why that's all illegal because it's at your own risk, it's your ...more

It is due to drugs that today we are facing these problems such as : negligence ( a father, who drinks never looks after his family we'll. Also, a student who takes drugs has high chances of failing than a student who does not.

This is really because of central and south Americans, mostly from Mexico, to be honest

9 The Media

"Reality" T.V. shows that focus on top models, dancing stars, fashion faux pas, "real" housewives, and swamp people are completely dumbing down our population. There is no focus on solving real problems of government overspending, personal dependency, radical islamists, and general decline of morality. Shame.

The media are constantly praising and focusing attention on non talented bimbo's who are famous for no reason. There is no morality about the media what so ever. If you had 2 women the 1 women was a very talented singer, song writer and played musical instruments but she respects her body so doesn't sell herself sexually by stripping and acting promiscuous all over the T.V. and the other woman has no talents or anything notable to be famous for, but she will do ANYTHING for money & fame IE) take her clothes off or do something disgusting & low to gain attention, fame and money; Which 1 will the media pick to shine the light on? They'll pick the woman with no morals & give her loads of media attention and turn her into a celebrity. Then they will publicize her sex life, boob jobs, ass jobs. The woman will date celebrity men and bed hop between them to keep her name in the papers. It is all just pointless really, because she doesn't deserve that kind of attention, where the woman who ...more

The media is a huge problem in this country, particularly the way they are covering this election. I just watched the Republican debate, and every other question was about terrorism. They are doing their best to spread fear, which they hope will translate into votes. The media is cherry picking the polls they report, trying to cast Hillary Clinton in as bad a light as possible. Bernie Sanders is wonderful and is doing well but you can tell the Republicans don't view him as a threat. He wasn't even mentioned at the GOP debate, but they sure took after Clinton and Obama. The media, too, is all but ignoring Sanders unless they can use him to make Hillary look bad. Republicans aren't criticizing Sanders because they will go after his supporters if he doesn't get the nomination. If you truly support Bernie and the things he stands for, you have much more in common with Hillary than with any Republican.

Reality TV is just showing the common people what they can't be.

10 Corruption

Corruption and a stupid political agenda will be the end of the US. Other countries and foreign investors basically own us with all the debt that we've compiled. So what does the government do to stop this from continuing? They cut a few billion dollars from the budget and than propose a healthcare reform costing over a trillion dollars. The only radical change we need right now is in our spending and materialism. In my opinion, this category is the most dangerous internal threat to America.

Corruption is a massive issue facing America. This is no longer a democracy that serves the people, but one that serves the interests of corporations and big businesses. How can we pride ourselves as a free country when our congress is enslaved to corporations that offer huge payouts, probably taxpayer money, to get them to betray and go against what's best for America and it's citizens? Corruption should be outlawed.

Our republic has become more and more an oligarchy. I blame a lot of it on Citizens United and the Supreme Court. Corporations are treated BETTER than real people, and have more influence, not just in politics but they can get away with crimes that would have citizens facing jail time.

This is our # 2 problem, not 10

The Newcomers

? Robert De Niro Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. De Niro was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

loud mouth and ill informed

? Nancy Pelosi Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi is an American politician who is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, representing California's 12th congressional district.

The Contenders

11 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt ...read more.

Obama is being blamed for Bush's screw ups!

Actually, it's not Obama. We just have a very corrupt congress. A lot of people think that the President has all the power and can do whatever he wants. That's not true. The President actually can't do ANYTHING without getting approval from the Congress. Obama has wanted to do a ton for this country, but it's all been rejected because our Congress is currently filled with very corrupt greedy people who do not care about anyone's well being, especially the financially struggling. They are all rich political figures that ONLY care about making more money, and they won't approve any decision from the President unless it makes them more money.

And yet this same corrupt congress exists with Trump as president too, and it's basically been the same thing in his case because Congress has been holding Trump's proposals back each and every time. These people for the record have been in office LONGER THAN TRUMP OR OBAMA so it should be obvious that they don't keep any promises whatsoever every time they get elected.

Stop blaming Obama when it was Bush's fault for screwing up our country!

Change Congress, you may change the world. I looked back in History like when Blue Shield got started, there have been many President that tried to pass a health insurance. If anyone has, been in a hospital in emergency room you will see it is mostly, people with no insurance. Waiting hours can be for 3 hours and up. This new insurance, will help this problem because, those people most of them will never pay, their bill to emergency room. But yet you have insurance on your automobiles and pets and your house. Are you worth something? Because without your life you, would not have any of these things. He is wrong for wanting to help you? Have you ever had a Illness like heart attack, do you know how much one of those cost with no insurance, when most of the people in America is high risk of one. Most Countries have health insurance. We are suppose to be the best country. I think we loosing, that first place status, not due to our President. People listen to Social Media. Everyone had a ...more

12 Anti-Patriotism

The biggest problem in this Country has been corruption, Wars fought for oil, "weapons of mass destruction never found", women and children in other countries killed and then America wonders why terrorists attack them? If bombs from Russia or any other country landed on US soil just once, it would be WWIII, but US does it and its just another day for "Patriots" to protect our "freedoms." that's just Bull. Us bullies everyone to get what they want and if they don't they get what they want they take it by force. Ask Hawaii how it lost its monarchy, even against the Presidents orders at that time. Ask the rightful heirs to USA the Native American Indians. You people think singing a song and saluting a flag makes you a patriot, but actually your just a mindless robot following whats told and never looking deeper to who is actually in the wrong and why they want to keep things they way they are while the corrupt live in LUXURY. You blame muslims, you blame presidents who all have short ...more

If you are living in America and have no respect for the people that have died to ensure that you even have the freedom in the first place to go on sites like this and say rude and disrespectful things, then please, I beg you, LEAVE! Why would you stay here with your toxic attitude? Some of us actually care about our country and know people who have died trying to make sure you have the freedom to be the little parasite to American society that you are. It is an absolute shame when people refuse to stand up and say the pledge! It's even worse when parents don't think it matters.

Maybe the reason people do not care anymore is because Donald Trump won president. As a teenager who is personally ASHAMED of our country, I no longer recite the pledge when asked. And I am not the parasite, I believe our so called "president" is the real parasite. Also, as I am learning about american history, it is a shame to see that all the hard work put into creating our country, is now being put to waste. Also, have you ever thought about the fact that the parents do care, but they are also just as ashamed in our country as their kids are? Well, since you wrote what you said, then I guess not.

We live in such a free, wonderful and diverse country in the world. This is the secret to why the USA is such a Great nation but it is also why the is such division today, and until every citizen and or visitor can put aside our differences and all reach for the same goals, backing each other and loving our Country and Flag first, then this country will implode from within. Take Pride in Our Country and stand together side by side as one nation. One People, One Nation. I want to be the first member of the No Race, Race! You are me and I am you. We are all the same. If you don't love your country then ask yourself why that is. And What You could do to change that. God bless America and all its citizens.

Indeed so. Standing up to pledge to our nation I look around and no fellow classmates join in but for a moment maybe.. They immediately sit when asked for a moment of silence to the flags.. They when asked have no idea the actual whole song/pledge... Other people from other countries are allowed not to pledge? Bull if they worked so hard to come in to this country the least they could do is pledge loyalty to it America offers so much in freedoms yet it's stomped on and abused

It's both idiotic and robotic to pledge your allegiance to a flag every single day (or school day rather). It's pointless, and some people couldn't care less about some pledge under god. It would be best to just let others do as they wish since it won't harm anyone else. I'm sure they'll return the favor to you.

13 Violence

Violence is the reason that people are afraid to walk amongnst the streets that they call home. Being uncomfortable isn't a way to live when you want to just live life they way YOU want to.

I really don't know about the violence but, I can play the guitar. What song do you like? Stairway to heaven? Ops! It's forbidden.

Why can't this world be a happy place?

That's the single stupidest thing I've heard in a long time. I'm a HUGE Call of Duty player but I don't have ANY urge to HARM someone, much less kill them

14 No Respect for Those Older Than Us

While it is true that many kids do not respect their elders, it is also equally true that not all elders deserve respect in that age does not necessarily dictate maturity.

I am a 16 year old girl. I live through drama and I disrespect my elders constantly, I disrespect people constantly. I actually have the guts to say it and I'm not making little remarks trying to defend myself. This is an issue because no matter how much the world may change our elders still know more than us. The baseline of issues will stay the same. They have known war, constant death, happiness, life, wealth, dept, etc. The faster we learn to respect our elders the better we will be. Look at many Asian countries that are prospering, in the culture it is common that the children still respect their elders. Everyone says that all of us should get the same respect or we should treat everyone the same. If we do that that we will never respect anyone. We are a disrespectful generation. The millennials and generation Z are the most disrespectful generations ever. We are entitled crybabies who want respect but wont give it in return. We are hypocritical. In the future we will be ...more

I opened a door for a old person, he did not say thank you.

That person was one of us. WHAT A DISCOVERY, this one person who may have been mute, is my evidence of an impolite human society and the death of all good morale, is basically what you are trying to prove.

In 2050, kids and young adults will take over the world, and ageism will become a big deal.

15 Income Inequality

There is no inequality, women are more likely to get a job and if women were paid less why wouldn't they get hired.

sad, you think a woman don't get enough respect, but the opposit also happens very frequently.

Women should get paid as much as men or more period.!

The are paid more which is dumb cause women got the rights a long time ago

No just no

16 Global Warming

THE EARTH IS DYING. What is worse than this? If there is NO EARTH, there are NO PEOPLE. There is no you or me or anyone. Simple as that. Why isn't this the #1 problem? Why is this considered a "belief" in America but a fact in all others? If people don't believe the scientists that this is a big issue, then why don't they become scientists themselves and try to disprove that this isn't real it instead of sitting back and making illogical statements? We can't just escape to another planet. We won't get the technology on time and no other planet is as habitable as earth. We will have to wear gas masks and buy air. This is ridiculous. The first step in fixing this problem is fixing people's mindsets. If we have that, everyone will start putting effort to put out the flames of our burning home. People have to stop destroying the planet for economic benefit. They will actually gain more economic profits in the long run if they stop for a second and help the ...more

Something the alt-right sees as a lie made up by evil liberals to steal $$$ from the rich.

This should be in the top five.

Doesn't exist

17 Bad Music

Lame. Not a real problem.

How is this a problem? This is an opinion not something that is damaging the country.

This isn't a problem, it's a opinion! And, there are plenty of different singers/genres of music.

It's so bad that ears BLEED no joke PS don't make a music to hurt ears

18 National Debt

If the USA can't repay China (China owns most of the USA's debt), then China could take land and infrastructure. That's how China obtained Sri Lanka's port & 15,000 acres of land after India couldn't repay a 300 million dollar loan. Currently, China owns 1.3 trillion dollars of US debt (4,333 times 300 million). If China made the US pay up, then they could potentially take 65 million acres or 1/35th of the USA's land from the USA. That's why eliminating national debt is a worthwhile goal.

Usa is in debt crisis.

I don't think india's land is captured due to loans.

19 Getting Involved In Wars We Have No Business Being In

lets see attacked Iraq for oil and power second America is attacking iran, and is ruining the middle east life

I agree, the US should stop holding Israel back from laying waste to the Arab countries. Just let them fight it out, and whoever wins, wins.

I see America as a big bully getting involved in other countries politics

Cough cough Yemen, Syria, THE ISRAEL CONFLICT even the president has no authority to say gonna heights belong to Israel

20 Gay Rights

This is one problem we really need to work on. The LGBTQ population makes up about 10% of the world's population, and the Gay population has been fighting a fight to gain rights. They should have rights. They should have the same opportunities and be treated the same as any other human. The US constitution states that every man and woman shall be equal but over the course of American History, this hasn't really played out. There are homophobes in our government. There are many among our population. These people must let go of their beliefs and homophobes must be stopped. If we are to be a free country then make it free. The LGBTQ community has been fighting this fight for far too long, and with our current president, it seems like they may have to fight longer. They shouldn't have to fight, they should already have the right to be equal. Just because someone is different does not mean you have to ridicule and discriminate them. Please, I ask all of you, the LGBTQ community needs to ...more

It's not the homosexuals themselves, it's the people who want it banned. Most of them say that it ruins families. But ironically, most of them are divorced. Also, this is a "free" country. Unfortunately, not only do they want gay marriage banned, but also immigration, Halloween, etc. Hell, even some people want atheism banned as well. Donald Trump will only make it worse. If only I had enough to move to Europe...

I think it is crazy that this is something that has to be talked about. It's crazy that some people are forced to not be themselves due to other peoples judgement. The USA, along with every other country, should allow gay people to have the same rights as any other person. There should be no differences in how a gay or straight person is treated. Ten percent of the population is gay, so just because the majority of people are straight does not mean you can team up on somebody that is different. We should learn to embrace the differences inside the human race instead of out when anything is different.

Gays have had a way of life as it was when the Pharoes walked the earth. I highly doubt they were gay cavemen seeing that the only way to survive is to procreation which is etched in stone man and woman go figure but who's to complain anything against the grain would be Dean wrong or in the Bible States abomination while people have. different interest they seem to miss use the term love as in its physical assets when Jesus meant spiritually. Here it is 2017 and we have the tools to do the research and yet no one has came to me about a gay God male or female so who's following the way of life? I rarely speak on issues like that of homosexuality as far as what any Bible says and any book it's wrong so how can you live a life under the Creator and continue to do the wrong things that happens everyday so do you think because people send today makes it okay because he died on the cross or does that mean it's representation this is the ability this is what it takes to do the right thing to ...more

21 Obesity

Kids are just not worried about their health anymore, snacks and junk foods are being pushed a lot more

This is a huge problem in the U.S More and more people are fattening up. Junk food is promoted all the time. I can't get through an hour without seeing a fast food commercial. I'm honestly getting worried for our American population. Eventually, we'll become so lazy and fat and die early due to insane health problems caused by extreme body fat. Exercise and healthiness is barely promoted in the U.S. It seems to be ENCOURAGING laziness and fast food industries for the money, no the health of the people. I don't want to be a hypocrite, because I eat junk food occasionally, but I never overdo it. Also, I don't like how obese people keep whining about being "fat shamed" and that "They are happy the way they are" No, Obesity and being overweight and is a problem that needs to be fixed. It's not necessarily something to be PROUD of. If you are naturally big or an endomorph (big body frame) then you're fine and are not fat and should be happy the way you are. But I don't get why overweight ...more

Kids are getting fat

We need more effective food police to make sure people eat only what they are allowed to.

22 Health Care

major issue. A person I know had faced suicide issues and got medical help to treat her. She was fine and recovered, and then she received the MASSIVE BILL! She thought she'd go bankrupt by paying that. No wonder people don't seek help! The U.S encourages mental health patients to get medical help, yet they wring the people's money dry. How do low-income people get help?

The health care system in America is obsoletely corrupted

What is this against obama care

The lone nation in the delevoped "world" who don't have a universal healthcare...

23 Debt

Why trump was elected and he does well with that our economy hasnt been higher in over 60 years

When this government was formed it was planned that we have debt so it would shape our economy so it balances internal and external relations.

This is the Government's fault. We have intellectual airheads for leaders, they have no common sense or good judgement.

Debt in a rising interest rate environment is going to reduce living standards. The social consequences may be severe.

24 School Shootings

People cause them because of their poor mental health and lifestyles, and gun laws are still too lenient in some states. Gun laws should become more strict so that no more innocent children get killed in schools.

Yeah, I'm so sick of violence,
so tired of wounds.
so done with bullets,
inside my legs.
Said I'm so sick of bloody deaths,
so painful and slow.
So why can't I turn off the radio.
(To the tune of "So Sick" by Ne Yo)

This should be on the top pf the list! Every time I hear one on the news, like the Parkland shooting, I think and ask "Is my school going to be next?! "

In Denmark, school shootings are non-existent. It never happened.
Of course, it is important to mention that it is impossible to acquire a weapon in Denmark.

Same can be said for... (*lists of huge list of countries*). Though, seeing as USA does have the most guns per 1000 people, that can only be expected. So get stricter with those laws.

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Common Core may have it's benefits but it is definitely NOT perfect. But, no system is. This one just has so many problems. Some will just say we don't know it yet I do and I read it. I do appreciate that states will teach at the same place which does help families moving in the middle of a school year. But all it is mainly are tests and tests. It is a factor of how smart are you at there tests and it puts no individuality within its entire thing. It focuses on one group which makes it harder for others which also creates a lack of Education, because we are not teacher for every student, but for a group. No teacher, even though some are great, can go up in front of 25 students and expect to shae everyone! This is a problem and it NEEDS TO CHANGE!

I like the concept of universal education, but the way they're doing it is just making kids dumb. They should spend more time actually teaching kids things instead of just testing 24/7.

Common core is retarded. It's geared to make it comfortable for kids who have a hard time understanding it, but all it does is make it more complicated.

You guys saying common core is bad don't even know anything about it. It does not change anything you learn. It Tries to make things a little easier while still teaching it. Also before common core every state taught things at a different pace, so if a kid moved from say, California to New York, their new school may be learning something a grade level ahead of where they were at their old school. It does take a little ajusting to, but future generations are going to benefit.

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