More than one actually. In fact there are so many problems the mind boggles and its hard to know where to start. The crumbling education system and lack of healthcare are so yesterday. But to name just a few of the more recent outrages...
For example- Camden, NJ is planning to permanently close its 105 year old library system and destroy all the books because it can't afford to keep the libraries open.
In Arizona, the millionare Republican candidate for state treasurer, who campaigns on fiscal responsibility and of course tax cutting, somehow forgot to pay taxes on his million dollar house for two years.
The TSA is working on making its visual strip search scanner mandatory- and big surprise- it turns out that they're saving the images which were supposed to be immediately deleted.
The unemployed are being rejected as potential employees by many of those hiring- precisely because they are unemployed. Meanwhile- arrogant, mean spirited Repub Neanderthals vote against extending unemployment benefits because it makes the poor lazy. And they cut nutrition benefit programs at the same time.
Of course not throwing $500 billion into the toilet every year- I mean funding the insane military incursions in Iraq and Afghanistan- might help alleviate some of the problems this country faces. As would having so called public servants in office who actually give a fuck about their constituents and the country. Instead, the Repubs and their ignorant, bigoted supporters are obssessed with proving the President is an alien Lizard King, and enthusiastically opposing any program or policy the administration supports- regardless of the effect of that negative intransigence on the nation as a whole.
And the American people seem happy to stay fat and ignorant and revel in that ignorance and apathy. Who needs a library anyway- books are old fashioned and might have dangerous ideas in them. The Surveillance State is there to keep you safe- if you don't comply with its every whim no matter how insane- then the terrorsts have won. After all- privacy is an archaic concept, dangerous and unpatriotic. If you haven't done anything wrong- why shouldn't your every thought and thread of your life be an open book for the government?
What's the answer? I don't know- but something has to change and drastically- the status quo means things are only going to get worse. But as long as the head in the sand, bread and circuses mentality is the prevailing one, I don't see any hope for this country regaining its promise or its soul.