photo illustration. (Photo by Peyton Sims)
photo illustration.

Photo by Peyton Sims

Facts over feelings

Facts about the 2020 election that may persuade who you want to support

November 3, 2020

Without a doubt, this election has many controversies associated with it. Major political events that have been emphasized this year are racial rights, justice issues, tax fraud, more recently, the death of Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg and much more.

Democratic Presidential Nominee Biden

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Former Vice President/Democratic Presidential Nominee Biden. Biden, on the other hand, has almost all “settle” voters who just want to get Trump out of office. While Trump shows a businessman character, Biden shows a character that is more caring of the people. Biden has been involved in the government as a Senator, Vice President, and now as the Democratic presidential nominee. Here are some of his plans for America if elected:

  • Hold gun manufacturers accountable, ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act, buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities, reduce stockpiling of weapons, require background checks for all gun sales, and close other loopholes in the federal background check system 
  • Leans towards Black Lives Matter movement and believes Confederate statues should be abolished
  • Pans to provide healthcare for poorer families with a tax credit up to $8,000
  • Tax the top 1%, but keep rates lower than in 2017
  • Death penalty should be thrown out
  • Send addicts to a rehab facility and not jail
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Two years of college should be free
  • Boost teacher pay
  • Implement few limits on abortion
  • Boost defense budget for military and keep troops deployed overseas
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Incumbent Republican President Trump

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Incumbent Republican President Trump. It seems like you either love him or you hate him with no inbetween. During Trump’s presidency many political concerns have started and ended. Let’s take a deeper look into some of the the many controversial moments of Trump’s presidential career:

  • The unemployment rates have decreased while the overall economy has increased 
  • In 2019, before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, America had the world’s eighth-highest per capita GDP (nominal/net worth) and the tenth-highest per capita GDP (purchasing power party)
  • Trump’s tax cuts for some businesses and individuals
  • He’s taken authority in foreign affairs. Example: Striking Syria in 2017
  • Trump believes that the coronavirus pandemic is not as big of a deal as the left-side people make it out to be
  • Protests due to racial issues under Trump’s term have developed
  • Increase in debt
  • Withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Agreement which helped protect the environment
  • Start of the US-China trade war
  • Climate change is not viewed as a priority 
  • Removal of illegal immigrants
  • Less strict gun regulations
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