1. THE DEFICIT. instead of focusing on our recovering, yet still vulnerable economy, the talk is Washington is our deficit. sure the deficit is a problem but it's a problem that would not have any consequence until God knows when. no one knows at what dollar amount is the "tipping point." instead of worrying a problem that's not a problem yet, let's focus on a problem that IS a problem now...OUR ECONOMY....and by economy, i also mean inflation, rising cost of living, the shrinking Middle Class, and the expanding gap between the rich and the poor.
2. THE TERRORISTS. let's be honest here...they're a threat to us only in unstable Middle Eastern countries like Yemen and Afghanistan. Get the hell out of those countries and we're fine. They're not a threat to us here in the continental United States. What is an immediate threat to us here in the continental United States are the drug cartels. As our neighbors south of the border falters, the drug cartels expands their influence and market here in the United States. let's focus on our an actual threat and assist our neighbor in the South in their war against the drug cartels before the drug cartels become too big of a problem. and believe me...fighting against the drug cartels won't be like fighting against the mafia in NYC, Chicago, and Vegas. These guys are a million times more ruthless.
3. FOREIGN POLICY. again, we're too focused on the middle east. and while we get bogged down in the Middle East, China expands its influence into Africa and the Pacific. Their growth is virtually uncheck. We need to focus on containing China...who has the potential to be more of a problem than any Islamist or Middle Eastern country will ever be. No, we don't need to station more troops there but we should expand economic ties with African and Pacific nations so China's growing power/influence won't be unchecked.
3. RELIGION AND EDUCATION. seriously...why's the government involved with religion? religion is strictly an individual's choice...it's not the government's role to govern an individuals personal believes. while we squabble over creationism vs evolution, America's education system continues to fail as we slip past other industrialized nation in science and math.