Top 10 Most Important Issues of the 2020 Presidential Election

The Top Ten
1 Healthcare

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.

Replacement to ACA, and upgrade to Medicade, Medicare, and VA Hospitals. Have government pay first (say) $4,000 of every adults medical expenses directly to provider. Helps everyone, reduces state (county) cost for providing indigent health care. Most on Medicaid could be dropped. More will be able to afford Major Medical policies to fill in GAP. Large corporations will save big time on health insurance costs. Medicaid will only be needed for those whose medical costs have become astronomical. Taxes will need to be raised slightly, but we need to balance budget anyway.

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.

Who said "it's a right". Read your Constitution!

2 The Environment

The destruction of a stable climate and healthy environment ultimately undermine our wellbeing as a species overall. More extreme natural disasters, water shortages, crop shortages because of drought, ocean acidification, etc. These all undermine international security and our ability to live in a peaceful and safe world. Increasing the global average temperature by just 2 degrees C would submerge entire nations leading to a massive climate refugee crisis. There are plenty of solutions that countries can use such as clean energy, electric transportation, vertical farming, increased conservation, responsible production & consumption through waste reduction, recycling and composting.

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.

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.

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.

3 Abortion

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.

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

Abortion is choice depending on beliefs, moral standards, life style and living circumstances...

It is murder, and woman should be sentenced to death for having them. DEUS VULT

4 Gun Violence

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.

Gun violence is horrible in the US. On top of that, despite being the richest country in the world, we also have the largest incarceration rate. I personally do not support any form of gun control, but I do agree that things need to change.

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.

There is less gun violence when there are more guns. Guns save lives far more than they stop lives.

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.

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.

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.

Education should be the number 1 issue in america right now, not just for k-12 but helping students continue education into college.

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.

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.

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

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.

8 The Middle Class

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.

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!

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

9 Immigration

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.

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!

We currently have millions of immigrants that are living in the country illegally. Most conservatives wish to deport these undocumented immigrants and beef up boarder security, while most liberals want to offer these people a road to citizenship, and make it easier for future immigrants to immigrate legally. Whatever your stance is, this is a vital issue.

The USA already allows more LEGAL immigration than any other nation. Exactly how many do you want to allow? Everybody? Better re-think that position.

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".

Fight Censorship instead of "fake news".

The Contenders
11 The National Debt

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.

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

No one cares and it should be a top priority.

12 Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana is a gift from God himself.
The crooks in the US government are trying to keep people from smoking Marijuana because they are greedy and have been corrupted by Satan.

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.

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.

I think this too

13 School Shootings

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

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.

15 Campaign Finance Reform

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.

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

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.

17 Mental Services

I need mental help.

18 US Privacy Laws

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

19 Poverty

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

This should be #1 issue.

20 Racism

It really stinks

21 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.

22 Society
23 The Economy

The world after this, will never be the same again. We will be miserable for a while dealing with something on scale with the depression. I am not american, but this will be the biggest issue. This and healthcare are crucial now. A free healthcare system in the USA is going to happen. Trump has a lot to answer for; with him calling this a hoax. I as a briton, am appalled at how Boris did not attend 5 cobra meetings on it, a lack of PPE for nhs workers, a lack of testing, far too long to go into lockdown, schools being open for too long as well. This will however, set global poverty back 30 years, and the effects will be huge in Africa, South and southeast Asia, and Latin America to name a few.

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".

24 Trade War
25 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

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