“The government” is considered to be the top problem in America, according to the Gallup organization.
About 18% of adults pointed to government as the “most important” problem in a recent survey, and 11% named the economy as the second worst problem.
Admittedly, 18% is an obvious minority, but this finding underscores what I think of as the most important problem in our country: our elected representatives really aren't doing any governing.
And while we're on the subject, I’ll offer my candidate for “most puzzling” problem in the United States: why aren’t more folks admitting that the “most important” problem is that they didn’t bother to vote in the last election?
The “government” problem—the failure of our democracy—isn’t going to be fixed until a lot more people start voting.
Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2015