Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now

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List Criteria: Vote up the political issues that you are most concerned with.

What are the political issues that concern you most right now? Political issues today run the gamut from domestic and foreign issues of all kinds. Are they national security or economic? Social issues or legal? What should we be focusing on most with the 2016 election starting to come into focus? And are you concerned about something even if it doesn't directly effect you? This political issues list lets you have your voice heard.

Vote up the topics on this list of political issues that matter to you most, and downvote the ones that you think are irrelevant or that are distractions from what America and US politicians should really be focused on. And if you feel there are any issues not on the list that are important to the future of the United States, feel free to add them. There are more than enough issues for everyone out there to have a spirited debate.

No matter how you feel about these issues, or what side of the debate you're on, as long as you think they are important topics that matter to all Americans and should be the focus of the 2016 election, then vote them up!
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    Social Security and Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    As the first baby boomers retire, the two entitlements of Social Security and Medicare will be called on more than ever to provide health care and financial stability. Are they fiscally solvent?
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    Animal Rights

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    Animal Rights is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    Climate Change

    Climate Change is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    A large amount of research confirms that the planet’s climate is changing, with temperatures increasing and sea levels rising. But it’s still not clear how much of this is due to human activity, and how much is part of a natural cycle.
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    Immigration

    Immigration is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    Immigrants make up an ever-increasing percentage of the population, and many are entering the US illegally. But what to do about it, and how to handle immigrants who are already in the US are hugely contentious issues.
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    Abortion

    Abortion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    No issue is more contentious, and demanding of a hard-line stance from politicians in both major parties. Is it even possible to debate this issue in a civilized manner?
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    Minimum Wage

    Minimum Wage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    Individual cities are increasing their minimum wages, but the federal minimum wage is still much lower. Some politicians believe there shouldn't be one at all, and that it hurts small businesses.
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    Border Security

    Border Security is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    Many candidates built their platforms around securing the US border with Mexico, but there is intense disagreement about how to do it in the most effective way.
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    Terrorism

    Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Political Issues That Matter the Most Right Now
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    The threat of terror attacks in the United States has decreased, but there have still been numerous incidents overseas. How much of a role does this play in American foreign policy?
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