by Countable | 8.10.17
Countable is committed to finding out what our community members believe are the most important issues facing America, and we've launched a series of articles to learn more about what matters most to you guys.
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Giving corporations and lobbyist a greater voice than the common citizen is the biggest issue facing America...Get corporations out of politics! No more 'pay to play' political warfare!
The most important threat facing our country today is the theft of voice from the citizens. We have had our voices taken away through voter suppression. We have had our voices taken away through citizens united. We have had our voices taken away through dark money. We have had our voices taken away through lobbying money. We have had our voices taken away through MoC who refuse to listen to constituents voices. We have had our voices taken away through the electoral college. We have had our voices taken away through the theft of fair and free elections due to foreign influence. We have had our voices taken away through partisan refusal to investigate. We have had our voices taken away through budget reconciliation aimed solely at increasing profits for large corporations over the health and wellbeing of citizens and the environment. We have had our voices taken away through the intentional use of partisanship to pass laws......need I continue?
The erosion of democracy by the far right
Our president with his rhetoric is completely out of control! I am fearful that he is going to get us all killed. I believe he is doing this to draw attention from the Russian investigation and to him, the great leader. Not only is he threatening other countries but he is threatening and bullying others in our government. None of this is okay!
This White House and trump are so corrupt and trump is going to get us killed with his witless tweeting. We need to impeach trump, pence. Ryan and McConnell both need to get fired. Brannon, Kushner, Ivanka need to have their security clearances revoked. All the cabinet were hired to kill their agencies. They are ruining all our consumer protections to service the big corporations.
The United States is declining because of inequality . Too few of us have all the money, all the power, and hold in contempt those of us who weren't born to rich parents, somehow imagining themselves to be superior for having inherited money. The worst example of this is #45 who wants to be a dictator and is so thoughtless he may well end all life on the planet. From inequality flows disenfranchisement, murder by cops, all the -isms practiced by the corrupt White House with misogyny, Islamophobia, homophobia, plutocracy, purposeful destruction of our education system, our consumer protection, our unions, our healthcare, our environment and of all life. Jeff Sessions lives to reinstate slavery; Steve Bannon wants to destroy our democracy; #45 and his cronies think war fought by others makes them macho.And Russia...
The single most important issue facing the U.S. is that the occupant of the White House is apparently suffering from dementia. He is dangerous to the people of our country and the world and should not have access to nuclear weapons. In fact he should be removed from office post haste.
TRUMP !!!! HE IS THE MOST URGENT THREAT FACING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TODAY !!!!
A president so desperate for any attention, he is willing to risk our lives....Congress, Court Systems,, HELLO!
Taking our democracy back to a govt that serves the people!
We have an unstable, uneducated, egomaniac in the office of POTUS and he is placing our country at serious risk. Please SUPPORT Markey's and Lieu's RESTRICTING FIRST USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACT OF 2017. Now. Before it's too late.
Russia's ever-growing shadow in our government is the number one problem in our country today . We are living in a coup.
Global warming is the overarching issue we all face. Drastic action is needed. Closely related is economic inequality and the system of corporate supremacy that systematically exploits people, institutions society and the natural world. Our political system is broken - we need to reestablish democracy and regain a sense of the Greater Public Good.
We need to get money out of politics and get rid of lobbyists. Big business and big money is running the government. We need to get rid of citizens united and create an even playing field for the candidates!
Getting Trump and his hate fueled, greed Driven, corrupt cronies out of Washington DC once and for all. They all deserve to spend their remaining days rotting in a Federal Prison cell.
The problem I believe must be solved is this: we are doomed if we cannot elect people who are servant leaders. Who put the public trust and higher good first in governing and legislating. To do this we need terms limited to one and campaign finance reform. Overturning the Citizens United SCOTUS decision is paramount. Agenda item 1. Pass legislation getting rid of PACs.
The most important issue in the US is the age-old fight between the greed rich (now including greed corporations) and the rest of us. During my lifetime the greedy have made tremendous gains by getting the kinds of things they own exempt from taxes (such as stocks portfolios) and most of their federal income taxed at under 15% if they pay anything while the rest of us pay 15-35%. We need to re-tax the rich and get corporate money our of politics.
Get corporate, dark money and lobbyists OUT of politics. No more PACs. No more unlimited giving of money through PACs. We are where we are because our representatives and senate members have been bought, and they are blackmailed for their vote. I believe this needs to be stopped BEFORE the 2018 election cycles corporations are NOT individual - they are not people. Get rid of Citizens United.
We have a president who is a business man who is only interested in making money for him self and is not interested in the greater good of We, the people. It makes me mad all the money he is making off his businesses that are doing business being paid for by me and all of us.
Muzzling president and restoring respect, civility and restraint. Compromise and cooperation are a part of that.