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December 5, 2012 by theappress.wordpress.com

I think it’s troubling that people can clearly identify the top five problems that the U.S. should address and even more troubling that these are all problems we are still battling today. Rome wasn’t built in a night, but it sure would be nice if five years later we could have had a solid foundation. All that’s left is to still be passionate about making positive changes with these issues and hold onto hope that a severely misguided government and country can come together and brainstorm some solutions.

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This question was posed 5 years ago in the Yahoo Answers forum. The 6 best answers, as voted by participants, are listed below. What do you think? Has any progress been made in 5 years? What would you add to the list today?

Best Answer – Chosen by Voters

1) Brain drain- we are losing our scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers en masse. No social problems will be resolved without people who can critically address them. For example, the USDA expects to lose up to 70% of its veterinarians due to retirement within 15-25 years. These are the people ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply. Very few are stepping up to take their place. Promising young medical researchers are turning to China and India. The nation’s schoolkids think science is too much like hard work. We’ve made it extremely difficult for talented young scientists from other countries to get…

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