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The Top Three Issues of 2020 Election

Updated on March 9, 2019
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years.

Introduction

I know it is still very early but here are the top three issues in my opinion. 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting election. There are over 20 candidated on the Democratic side. On the Republican side, there may be a primary challenge to President Trump. These three issues will be the deciding factor.

- Mar. 2019

The Top Three

  • Economy
  • Immigration
  • Climate Change

Economy

The big debate will be capitalism vs. socialism. Why is this still a debate is a mystery to me. There has been enough history and examples of the differences and capitalism is the clear winner. Yet, in 2019, we have a surge of candidates embracing democratic socialism as a viable alternative. They cite the excesses of capitalism and crony capitalism as the reason. Yet, they offer no alternatives. Their pie in the sky policies of free income, free education, free healthcare and free housing will not work. These policies of giving away stuff are not viable.

There are legitimate concerns about the current system we have. We need to address them one by one but the answer is not to throw out the baby with the bath water. Capitalsim and free enterprise sustem is still the best system for wealth creation and economic mobility.

Immigration

The debate over the wall and illegal immigration and caravans and diseases and crime and drugs are all part of the illegal immigration crisis. Despite most democrats denial, it is a crisis and growing. The people that live in the borders and the large cities knows this well. Only Democrats and some Republican members are clueless as to the long term devestation posed by an unchecked border crossing.

As noted, it is not just our southern borders that is a crisis. It is people that over stay their VISA and illegal human trafficking via tankers and other means. However, the bulk of the problem is the illegal crossing. These people are “undocumented”. We have no idea of who they are, what is their background, and why they are here.

Climate Change

The Democrats have proposed a Green New Deal. They have doubled down on the theory of AGW, human caused global warming. They also have gone insane. Some even suggest people stop having children to save the planet.

This issue has been presented to the American people since the 1990s. The people have rejected it mostly because it is not as devastating as projected. All the dire consequences have not been accurate. The same people making the projections have been caught making excuses and manipulating past raw data to make it seem we are on a warming trend. Some have admitted in private emails, climategate, that they don’t understand where the projected heat went...

The new generation of millennials, who were brain washed in their schools actually buy into all this. They lack the basic skills of discernment. This issue is much more complex than we realize. It is also a huge deal. The solutions proposed have short and long range implications for our planet. It is not clear those are even the right solutions. There are things we can do to mitigate and adapt to climate change without the drastic method of cutting out fossil fuel by 2030.

Actually, time is on our side. The warming or cooling of the planet has not been as dramatic as predicted. There are natural forces working to help us. Assuming the planet is being warmed by CO2 emissions, currently, the sun has been helping to cool us by going into a quiet sunspot cycle. Instead of decades, we may have hundred of years to find a viable solution. Who know, by then, man may have colonized mars or the moon.

By any analysis, the current Green New Deal is too extreme, too expensive, and impractical. We will see if the voters buy it.

Summary

These three top issues are my prediction for the 2020 election cycle. I could be wrong since it is still very early. Trump is well positioned to win. His economic policies are sound. His immigration policies are common sense. His stance against the Paris Accord is helping America and also help convince many of our global countries to re-evaluate their own green initiatives.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jack Lee

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