Most important issue of 2018: Income inequality or foreign policy?
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Most important issue of 2018: Income inequality or foreign policy?

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It's an election year, and that means politicians across the country will tell us where they stand on the issues and why. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want Tylters to tell us which issues matter most to them. Thanks in part to Bernie Sanders, many believe income inequality is the issue of our time. But others argue America's foreign policy and global standing are the most important. Which issue matters most to you?

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#InequalityMatters
68%
#ForeignPolicyFirst
32%

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, we want Tylters to tell us where they stand on the most important issues of our time. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want to know which issues are the most important to you.

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Wealth inequality was the focus of Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, and he hasn't wavered in his dedication, calling income inequality is the "issue of our time."

Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.

It is absurd that the richest country in the world has such a staggering gap between rich and poor, and if our politicians don't do something soon, it will only get worse. Voters should demand their legislators address the problem of income equality in 2018. There is simply no reason the rich ought to get richer if the poor continue to suffer.

Whether it's Russia encroaching on Western democracies, the U.S. ceding power to China on the global stage or a possible war with Iran, it is more important now than ever that the United States maintain its status as a global superpower. Some argue President Trump is destroying America's status as a global leader, which is why it's crucial our elected officials make foreign policy a top priority.

We must do everything we can to protect the relationships with international partners that expand American influence, open new markets and confront challenges that have no military solution. By protecting robust funding levels for diplomacy and development, and by exercising strong oversight over agency reorganizations that are hollowing out core capacity, Congress can serve as a check on the dangerous whims of the president.

Foreign policy isn't just about war, it impacts everything from trade to hunger. For that reason, it is without a doubt the most important issue of 2018.

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