There are many issues being debated by the United States and its Congress. This post will go over the five political issues that I think should be solved immediately.
The fight to raise minimum wage is in full swing. The democrats have already been able to pass a minimum wage increase, but the bill has yet to be signed into law since there is some debate over tax breaks in the Senate.
The democrats tried to sneak in a minimum wage agreement into the bill to fund the Iraq war, but President Bush vetoed the bill. I am personally against minimum wage, but for the people that “need” it, this issue needs to be solved.
With May Day protests, the immigration debate is back into full swing. Some want amnesty. Some what deportations.
Congress needs to figure out what to do with illegal immigrants and find out quickly. This is not an issue that will get better as time passes.
The Iraq War
To be honest, it seems my opinion changes based on the lunar cycles. The Iraq War is something the United States should win and that I hope dearly we will win. However, political pressure at home is forcing us as a nation to evaluate whether the war in Iraq is worth it.
This nation needs to decide on something: do we go, or do we stay? Whatever decision this nation makes, we must be ready to deal with the consequences.
The average price for American gas prices is $3.07. This is an all-time high figure, with prices expecting to go higher.
The higher gas prices are blamed on “mechanical problems” at various oil refineries throughout the country and overseas. The conspirator in me thinks that having Memorial Day approaching and higher gas prices is just a little too convenient.
This country desperately needs to rid itself of its oil dependence and invest in feasible alternative-fuel solutions.
Social Security used to be one of President Bush’s main goals. Unfortunately, the American public could care less about the issue. Congress could care less as well.
Social Security as we know it may last until about 2041. After that, it’s anybody’s guess as to what happens with the fund. Drastic changes need to be made to the system, and these changes need to happen now for some kind of beneficial long-term benefits.