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Are we flawed in our political thinking as it concerns the greater good? Are we missing the important issues and why?

A few days ago I was listening to the news. A reporter came on stating that the candidates for this presidential run had come clean. I listened attentively, for I thought it was really important considering where we are with our troubled nation, economy and unemployment. Listening to this reporter I found out that the candidates had come clean on "what super hero they would be if given a chance.". Now, I'm all for some humor, but also feel this is nonsense. The troubling part is that I believe all or most of them answered, instead of perhaps focusing on the important issues of our time. This is just a sample of our trivial nature these days. When do we get back to proposing sound solutions for our needy people?

  • Jan 15 2012: Your question is at the heart of the matter and it seems difficult for people to address. That's why the low count.

    Where is the strong leadership on this planet. Am I missing them?
  • Jan 10 2012: I agree with the idea that important issues are being missed and that politics has turned into a slick sideshow but we the people have to take responsibility for that.

    300,000,000 people U.S. times $50 bucks is $15,000,000,000(billion)

    but if a politician ran on a raise your taxes platform, he'd save us some cash because he would only be going to one campaign rally.

    Besides all of that, the real voting booth is at the supermarkets and shopping malls. Ultimately if damage is being done anywhere around the globe because of something I want, I am responsible. That statement is true for everyone.
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    Jan 9 2012: most people feel frustration when it comes to the problem of poverty. they simply don't want to hear about it. it is very human. to change that, we need easy to understand, direct approach, much like kiva.org. it motivates people much better than politicians receiving huge sums from megacorporations, promising anything under the sun.

    we need to understand that politics in a democracy is all about votes. no matter what you do as long as it brings votes. so posing as a self confident man, being tall, being funny, being lovable, being an alpha male all counts, if people likes them. after all, people watch reality shows as well, don't they?
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    Jan 9 2012: When we stop denying that there are truly needy people. The Republicans want us to think that nobody really needs help, they are just lazy and don't want to work. Yes, there are people who can work but would rather collect unemployment, and we should definitely do something about that. But there will always be people who cannot care for themselves, and we need to decide if we want to put them on the street to beg as they do in many countries, or do we want to take care of them in a humane way, as a compassionate society. By the way, Socialism is a system that puts a limit on how much money you can make, and how much you can excel and succeed. Taking care of the most unfortunate members of a society is not Socialism.
  • Jan 9 2012: There is no doubt we are missing the important issues. The important issues are the corruption in our government for one. Big business and corporate money needs to be removed from political campaigns but none of that candidates have been talking about that one... Our schools are desperate as well.... I agree in a time where massive change is desired by most talking about super heros just doesn't quite cut it.
    • Jan 9 2012: Fiorella:

      I thought I might be the only one being hypersensitive about the super hero issue. Like I said, I like humor and keeping things light, but you are correct in the seriousness of the issues that need to be addressed. I appreciate your comment.

      Alex.