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We Can’t Solve Our Problems If We Deny We Have Them

How do you solve a problem if you refuse to admit you have one — or if you delude yourself into thinking it's not as bad as it actually is? The answer: You don't.

You might minimize symptoms and make some progress. But unless you address the root cause, you will not find a real long-term solution.

Unfortunately, far too many politicians in Washington refuse to acknowledge — and as a result, never accurately describe — the challenges currently facing America. I'm not sure why so many choose to keep their heads in the sand, but their state of denial is proving to be a significant impediment to developing solutions.

In his first dinner with Senate Republicans, President Obama accurately identified our top fiscal problem — health care spending and, in particular, Medicare...

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