Top Ten Most Important Issues of the 2020 Presidential Election

I know, it's three years away. Still it's nice to be informed, isn't it? :)

The Top Ten Most Important Issues of the 2020 Presidential Election

1 Healthcare

Poor people don't deserve access to healthcare, only rich people do. You chose not to get a job, so you chose not to afford healthcare. Shut up and get a life.

What do you mean "poor people don't deserve healthcare"?! A lot of people who are considered poor do have jobs and lives and work as much if not harder than rich people do. Health care is simply very expensive and many people with minimum wage can't afford it either because they can barely make it with their wages or because they do not have the academic qualifications to apply for a better job. They may not be rich, but at least they work. Although when it comes to people who are on government/social assistance, that's whole other debate. - RogerMcBaloney

All Dr and hospitals accept you insurance no more out of network crap

We need Medicare for all. Stop giving huge handouts to insurance companies. Medicare for all will greatly reduce the costs of healthcare while at the same time increase the quality of it since doctors will be able to make the decisions instead of having the insurance company run death panels. One change needs to be made to Bernie's plan though, there needs to be a small, pro-rated co-pay or some people will abuse the system.

This was possibly the most important issue of the last election, and that's a good sign. The US health insurance system is inefficient, overly-complicated, and overly-expensive. Millions still do not have coverage, and millions more are about to lose their coverage that they gained through the ACA in the next couple of years. Even if you're lucky enough to have insurance, lots can't even use it, thanks to high deductibles and premiums. We need to make health insurance drastically more affordable, and make sure that everyone has access to at least a basic level of coverage. - Alpha101

2 The Environment

Global Warming is a hoax created by the scientists to make money. Instead of whining about the environment, we should enforce stricter punishments on climate change protestors.

Climate change affects every other issue, including wars in foreign countries, immigration, the economy, etc. We must do as much as we possibly can to halt the climate crisis while also reversing the amount of carbon present through the use of safe geo-engineering practices such as planting trees.

Whether you believe on climate change or not, you cannot deny that humans have done irreversible damage to the environment. From oil spills, to contaminated ground water, to the damaging of the ozone, we as a race need to take initiative to protect our planet and preserve it for future generations. We need to invest more funds in research for green energy, produce incentives for people to decrease their carbon footprint, and enact harsher penalties for heavy polluters. - Alpha101

Climate change is the most important thing we can talk about as a country as well as the human race. We will cause the destruction of the human race as we know it if we continue down the path that we are. The environment and the climate are the most important issue coming down the line to the president, senate and house.

3 Abortion

It is not the mother's body, it is the Lord's body, and he decides who to lend it to. He is the giver and taker of life. We have no right to interfere with his creation. He is the ultimate authority and he gets to decide whether the fetus should live or die. Anyone who supports abortion will burn in hell. We do not have the right to do what we want with our body, because it is the Lord's body, not ours.

Have incentives for nuclear families (1 Man 1 Women) to stay married and have children. End funds to Planned Parenthood. - StealthRUSH

You know adoption is a thing You don't have to KILL babies just because you don't want to be a mother

Abortion is murder - The Democrats feel it is ok to murder humans even after birth. They must be stopped. They have no regard for life.

4 Gun Violence

Only the government and elites should have guns to keep everyone in line.

Firearms don't kill people, people kill people.
Restricting or Limiting our 2nd Amendment right would take firearms out of the hands of law abiding citizens and put them into the hands of criminals. Criminals that don't take the legal route that have stolen, or made on their own firearms. Psych testing is a understandable and reasonable approach of regulating whom should be armed.

In countries where guns are illegal, there are NO SHOOTINGS! It ain't rocket science!

In countries where guns are legal, criminals who cause shooting are not legally allowed to own guns. - NuMetalManiak

There are about 6-8 major "inner city" areas that have awful gun violence, almost all of it drug and gang-related. Outside of those few areas that anyone with a brain avoids, the USA is as safe or safer than Europe and especially Asia.

5 Education

Schools are having to shut down sports and art programs, like music dance, and art. By shutting down these programs thousands of students are losing the option to succeed in "non-important" classes. There are students who struggle in the core classes, but excel in encore class. That's where some students find their passions. What would the world be like without architecture or fashion designers or even music? There would be nothing, there wouldn't be houses or clothes.

If you cannot afford college, you must blame yourself as you are without excuse. You chose not to work, so you don't get an education. Your parents are not obligated to support you in college.

Education in the US is a complete joke. Public schools are underfunded, classrooms are too full, and the students are taught to take tests than to actually strive to learn. Not only would improving education in the US lead to more scientific research and the such, it would also provide a stimulus to our sluggish economy. - Alpha101

The Department of Education needs to be dismantled and let the states start over from scratch. Just throwing more money at a failing corrupt system while ignoring the real issues never solves anything. - Gwenhwyfar

6 Nuclear Weapons

While, over the past couple of decades, most countries have taken action to reduce the spread of nuclear weapons, most agree that more needs to be done. Sadly, this wasn't a big issue in the last election. Hopefully, this will be brought up next time. - Alpha101

Solved by Trump less than 2 years into his first term.

Trump solved the nuclear issue? That' really funny (and pathetic). No, no, Trump has greatly increased the risk. You must watch Fox News - Putromaine

The continuation of the world depends on the appropriate handling of this grave issue. The intolerable 21st century, WW1, hyperinflation in Germany, WW2, Totalitarianism, national socialism, communism, when millions of people were annihalated is a testament to the importance of this concern.


7 War

While the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over with on paper, we're still heavily involved in the region. Lots of citizens are upset about this and demand that we should pull out completely in the middle east. This will be a difficult but necessary topic for the next president to address. - Alpha101


8 The Middle Class

The Lower and Middle Class are the backbone of this country and it was halter to a stop if it weren't for us. We need to make them our complete priority when focusing on Tax Reform come 2020 election. Big tax breaks, lower tax rates, bigger paychecks, bigger returns. Stop helping all of the Company's of America and help the citizens of America for once!

The Middle class has been crumbling for decades. The average wage is going down year after year, thanks to inflation. This is not the sign of a healthy economy. In a healthy economy, the average income should be increasing annually. Hopefully, during the next election cycle, candidates will discuss this more and try to find ways to begin to rebuild the middle class. - Alpha101

Lowest overall unemployment rate in decades, and the lowest unemployment rate for blacks EVER. Trump's economy is roaring along.

I'm too young for this list - Luckys

9 Immigration

Definitely an issue. The government is letting way too many immigrants in. This needs to change fast. - RogerMcBaloney

Democrats have gone crazy, and every major candidate is now in favor of open borders. Think about that, open borders.

The US has a very difficult and arduous immigration process. Streamlining that process and making it easier to legally immigrate to the US would serve to decrease illegal immigration by mitigating its benefits. This would address concerns over terrorism by being able to track immigrants more easily (since they are legal). This would also serve to increase the workforce as well as the taxable population.

People who cross the border wall... many can get separated from their families. This is really sad for people. I wish this could all end.

10 Censorship

Protect first amendment at all cost. Crack down on attempts to slowly push for censorship on the internet, and social media by using bogus terms such as "hate speech". - StealthRUSH

Fight Censorship instead of "fake news". - shadomatrix

The Newcomers

? Race and Gender Pay Gap

This problem is overlooked.

The Contenders

11 The National Debt

taxes keep going up - debt keeps going up. Why are politicians millionaires and where is our tax money going - maybe I just answered that question

Honestly, I can't remember this being talked about ONCE during the last election. We're currently around 20 trillion dollars in debt, and it's still continuing to grow. If it keeps growing, and our only option is to default, then the entire world will fall into an economy panic. No matter what party you represent, almost everyone agrees that we need to be more careful with our money, and we need to stop adding to the debt, unless it's absolutely necessary. - Alpha101

No one cares and it should be a top priority. - Gwenhwyfar

12 Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana should be legal. It has been scientifically proven that THC and other cannabinoids such as CBD slow growth and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells growing in lab dishes. Some animal studies also suggest certain cannabinoids may slow growth and reduce spread of some forms of cancer. People will need less pain pills which will lead to less opioid addictions and deaths. People like me would be able to actually sleep and not need to get prescribed sleeping pills or pills that cause sleep like xannax or trazadone.

We should take a look at the decriminalization of marijuana and as well look to legalize federally as the number 1 way to get incarcerated is weed so in opinion legalize it on a federal level and give clean records to all that have been charged

People's lives are being destroyed by the government because they use a very mild substance that is one of the most medically beneficial plants on the planet. - Gwenhwyfar

I think this too

13 School Shootings

Increase mental and behavioral health resources. One of the problems is that too many schools have a social worker (LCSW or LMSW) student case load is incredibly too high to realistic act within the full scope of what their role could and should do. I say social workers specifically because the discipline as a whole and its areas of specializations would cover the vast majority of school needs. A LCSW or LMSW can do everything from the case planning for a student/family, to the therapeutic work of individual, family and/or group therapy, to training and development around best practices that schools can adopt, to increasing and connecting the students and teachers to outside resources, to organizing further engagement among the academic and community stakeholders, to providing a range of supportive services to the teachers and other school personnel.

There should be cops at every school and tighten door security.

I lost 8 siblings to this

14 Civil Rights

While great things have been done for the civil rights of African Americans in the past, many believe that the same protections should be applied to those who belong to the LGBT community. This will be a controversial issue that needs to be discussed. - Alpha101

15 Campaign Finance Reform

No doubt this should be everyone's top priority. Corruption affects every other issue.

The only way to give the power to the people long-term is to change the system. Otherwise, it's the pendulum swinging red to blue to red, etc.

16 Student Loan Debt

Bondage, New form of slavery that limits your earnings. If you make more you pay more and with a large debt and no degree a person becomes a slave for 20+ years before they can get some relief.

Eliminate useless non paying degrees like Art History or Feminist Studies.

17 Mental Services

I need mental help.

18 Government Debt

End the fed. Reconsider the amount of financial ad we give to our ally countries. - StealthRUSH

19 US Privacy Laws

Give back users privacy, divide Google, and grant immunity to Edward Snowden. - shadomatrix

20 Border Security

Build the wall. Hire hundreds more staff. Remove incentive to cross illegally, end anchor baby policy, arrest and send back as soon a an illegal crossing occurs imminently. - StealthRUSH

21 Poverty

I wish that poverty will no longer exist in the future!

This should be #1 issue.

22 Illegal Immigration

Build the wall. Implement an incentive for American citizens to report illegal aliens anonymously by being paid. - StealthRUSH

The U.S has been over populated due to this issue, they think they can come to this country and have a baby, then the baby becomes a U.S citizen. But, say a British or Australian comes over and has a baby the baby isn't considered a U.S citizen.Why should Central and South America have those privileges, is it because they have America in the name? It was proven that Hispanics tend to have more kids than Americans that's why we have overpopulation and high unemployment rates!

23 Society
24 Racism

It really stinks

25 Trade War
26 Toxic Masculinity

Get back in the kitchen.

27 Social Security

1) Allow the Social Security Administration to loan money to Financial institutions, but not more than 2% of the institutions net worth. Would increase SSA assets and (say) 15% of interest earned over what the government pays on its bonds could go to reduce the national debt. A win-win situation.
2) If a person is on Social Security and pays any SS taxes for the year, an upward adjustment should be made for that person the following year.
3) Could make it a true pension plan and everyone has an individual account. That would eliminate the need for 2) and cost of living adjustments. Every year, the interest earned will either be added to the account or paid as Social Security income. If someone dies, 10% of what remains in the account will go for burial costs (a likely increase) and the remaining amount will either go to the surviving spouse (if any) or to be treated as special interest to be paid to all accounts (though part could go to the Federal government). That will make up ...more

28 Supreme Court

Well most issues above are important. The winner of 2020 will likely get to decide on 2 Supreme Court Justices, with a third possible. Pretty much all the issues above will work it's way to the Supreme Court and the winner basically will decide the courts for the next 20 to 40 years.

29 Term Limits
30 Foreign Relations
31 National Infrastructure

This was an issue in the last campaign. I would add having the Army Corps of Engineers to add structures to the nations rivers so that in case of flooding, part of the waters could be diverted to old river beds. In some cases, the diversion could be permanent to areas that currently have to pipe in water.

32 Sexism
33 Feminism
34 The Economy

This is number 1, period. With 10 months to go from the election, the economy is great. If it continues, Trump wins. That's all there is to it.

As bill clinton wisely said: "it's the economy, stupid".

35 Electoral College

Protect voters integrity and keep the electoral college secure. - StealthRUSH

36 The Disabled
37 Usury

Some people are up to their elbows in Credit Card debt. Need to maximize interest rates. To start with, how about 1% per month (12.7% APR). For banks could drop FDIC insurrance if they charge more. Anyone who says they can't make money unless rates are higher should do the country a favor and get out of the business.

38 Reparations

Middle class is not disappearing, its growing, and fewer people in are poverty the past 3 years. What's the cause?

The poverty crisis and the disappearing middle class can be explained by the increasing wealth gap. The wealth gap is directly related to the conditions and longevity of slavery then continued by the Jim Crow Era.

39 Divisiveness
40 Impeachment

He needs to be impeached, but we should be focused on the election instead.

41 Veterans Affairs
42 Abuse in the Work Place
43 Religious Issues
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