The Big issue, more then health care, poverty, and even our dwindling national finances, is simply this: Are we prepared to become a fascist imperial country? That is the road we have been slowly trudging along since 1953, since the massive buildup of a standing military Industrial complex which contributes for the majority of the jobs in the country. Just recently a judge declared that human inmates within Git-mo and other "secret prisons" that the US runs are not considered HUMAN beings. They are, according to the eyes of the United States, less then human, sub human. The congressional body seems to have little regard to the citizens of the United States' privacy, or they're security, and seem quite content to continue to allow fraudulent voting machinery to be place throughout the country. The country is slowly crawling down the path that Nazi Germany had taken long ago, and it won't be long until we instill our own Adolf Hitler.
As Sinclair Lewis once said in his 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here:" “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”