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What Will 2020 President Election be about?

The article highlights some of the major issues and ideologies in 2020.

2020 will likely be the most important election in American history, what do people care about?

Healthcare remains a major concern, people want lower cost and more coverage. Healthcare cost has more than doubled since 2008.

Corruption, people are upset that money buys election and want deep solutions instead of small ones.

Debt, Americans are in more debt individually than anytime in history, people want a solution to student and regular debt that is trapping them.

Affordable living, people can’t afford to pay rent, many American lost their homes in 2008 and % of renters has gone up to record levels. Developers keep building luxury housing when thaey are not needed.

Wages, people want higher wages for low-medium income workers, a raise in wages along with a higher tax rate on people making over 100 million dollars a year. This is tied to the 99% vs. 1%.

Women Issues, sexual assault, rape and mistreatment of women have become a huge talking about over the last couple year it will bring many women to the polls.

Climate Change/Quality Environmental standards, we see climate change driving up among the young and others in priority. People are also tired of hearing that the government cant fix Flint or something other.

Plymouth Rock vs. Jamestown, Plymouth Rock was a bunch of religious people in a community, coming together to survive in the middle of winter. James town was a bunch of mercenaries, businessmen all looking to get rich quick, for gold! Trump embodies Jamestown, Bernie Sanders embodies Plymouth Rock. That will be a large part of 2020.

Technocratic vs experienced poor, the idea of experts is very divisive, more than most would think, but the idea an expert can always find a solution is a key part of modern liberalism and that largely the poor cant be leaders and or cant understand the problems. We see this in many ways with the breaking up of unions, the questions journalist ask and the lack of real democracy.

Race is also a factor, many feel deep institutions need to change for systematic violence on largely poor minorities. That would cover things like private prisons, mass incarceration, legalization of marijuana and immigration which is probably the most divisive issue in America. Additionally, President Donald Trump’s vile and bigoted rhetoric and policies have effectively reversed all the gains made by African Americans and other ethnic minorities during the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. As such, the next President needs to focus heavily on turning back the tide of white supremacy and bringing about equal justice and opportunity for all Americans regardless of race.

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