When ever a problem arises, the first step in solving the problem is to determine the cause of the problem. If the new problem is a symptom of some other underlying issue, attempting to address the problem directly is merely treating the symptom. There are many instances where politicians are proposing solutions to problems while ignoring the underlying causes.
While this same issue is relevant to other problems in our daily lives, since government policy effects every person in the country, I would like to focus on those issues. There are problems in health care, education, the economy, etc. and I hope to deal with each one in turn. For now, I would just like to emphasize the importance of not just trying to deal with the apparent issue but rather seek the underlying cause and address it.