On October 26, 2004 I entered a post called " The state of the US and it's relation with Japan / World". Well, I recently found a few articles by the A/P that kind of support some of my claims, especially the "obesity problem" and the "immigration problem". Both of these issues are issues that I strongly feel need to be addressed in the US and that are going to continue to get worse and lead to many other problems as we are beginning to see. I believe in order to really correct these problems it is going to take some major additions to the education system (spending more time on health and nutrition education and more foreign culture / language integration into or schools society). I don't mean just Spanish either. I really believe that some of the main reasons that other countries are able to compete with us so succesfully is because of their undertanding of the US society, culture and language. I beleieve a much larger percentage of citizens in other nations know way more about the US culture and society than Americans do about others. Of course raising the educational standards will most likely increase the tax burden among US citizens (tax law reform is a whole different story) but it is really needed. Next to Healthcare reform this is probably the second most important issue.