2020 Presidential Candidates

2020 Presidential Candidates

Javier C. Silva, Staffer/Assistant Sports Editor

Candidates of 2020

 

In the 2020 election, there’s a fair group of topics that are being talked about, and it seems as if most candidates have shared similar beliefs, while they differ from different issues or beliefs. There have been a few hot topics, such as gun laws, minimum wage, abortions, student debts, health insurance, income inequality, and climate change. Some of the candidates’ views on specific topics aren’t that clear since some candidates joined the race for the presidency late. This list shows where each candidate stands on the issues, in general.

 

Democrats: 

Michael Bennet- Democratic U.S. Senator of Colorado, Michael Bennet, has declared he was running for president on May 2, 2019. He has pushed on expanding economic opportunities and promoting more honesty in the Government. His key focuses are on health insurance, tax cuts, and finances for the education system. He wants:

  • The minimum to be raised the wage to $15 an h/r
  • Expand or fix debt relief programs for those who are in debt
  • Boost teacher pay
  • Stop most drilling
  • Ban assault weapons
  • Expand coverage for medicare
  • Get rid of “Section 1325”
  • Boost national defense budget
  • Keep troops deployed

Joe Biden- 

Joe Biden, former Democratic Vice President for former Democratic President, Barack Obama. He announced he was running for president on April 25, 2019. Biden also represented in the state of Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. His key focuses are on climate change, the education system, health care, and income inequality. He wants:

  • The minimum wage to be raised to $15 an h/r
  • He wants the first two years of college free
  • Supports nuclear power plants to fight climate change
  • Supports “voluntary background checks”
  • Abortions should have a few limits or laws to it
  • Get rid of “Section 1325”

Pete Buttigieg- 

Democratic Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, announced he was running for president on April 14, 2019. His key focuses are on climate change, universal background checks, pathways to illegal immigrants becoming citizens, and pulling the troops out of Afghanistan. He wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Get rid of private prisons
  • Invest in workers and rural America
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an h/r
  • Support paid family and medical leave up to 12 weeks
  • Colleges should be debt-free
  • Boost teacher pay
  • End and new oil and gases either on land or offshore
  • Tax Carbon emissions
  • Supports voluntary buyback program
  • Favor of gun licensing program
  • Expand Medicare coverage
  • Get rid of “Section 1325”
  • Bring the troops home
  • Boost taxes on wealthy Americans.

John Delaney-

A former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Delaney, announced he was running for president on July 28, 2017. His key focuses are on climate change, health care, and economics, and businesses. He wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Get rid of private prisons
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an h/r
  • Support broad paid family and medical leave plans up to 12 weeks
  • Make the first two years of college should be free
  • Expand or fix debt-relief programs
  • Supports nuclear energy
  • Tax carbon emissions
  • Supports ban on assault weapons
  • Expand Medicare coverage
  • Bring troops home
  • Boost taxes on wealthy Americans
  • Wants to adopt California’s social media policy

Tulsi Gabbard-  

Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, announced she was running for president on January 11, 2019. Her key focuses are on climate change, the education system, health care, and military intervention. She wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Get rid of private prisons
  • Bring back Glass-Steagall
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an h/r
  • Support broad paid family and medical leave plans up to 12 weeks
  • College should be free
  • Expand or fix existing debt-relief programs
  • Close down existing power reactors
  • Supports ban on assault weapons
  • Wants a few limits on abortion
  • Medicare for all but will only accept some
  • Slash defense budget
  • Bring the troops
  • Hold social media companies responsible for whatever their users post

Amy Klobuchar-

Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, announced she was running for president on February 10, 2019. Her key focuses are on climate change, health care, immigration, and foreign policy. She wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an h/r
  • Support broad paid family and medical leave plans up to 12 weeks
  • First 2 years of college should be free
  • Expand or fix existing debt-relief programs
  • Boost teachers pay
  • Supports nuclear power
  • End new and gases either on land or offshore drilling
  • Supports ban on assault weapons
  • Abortion should have a few laws
  • Expand Medicare coverage
  • Slash defense budget
  • Keep troops deployed
  • Hold social media companies liable for their users posts.

Bernie Sanders-

Independent member of the U.S. Senate from Vermont, Bernie Sanders announced he was running for president on February 19, 2019. He’s focused on business and economics, health care, the education system, and social security. He wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Get rid of private prisons
  • Bring back the Glass-Steagall
  • Raise taxes on the wealthy and create new social programs
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an h/r
  • College should be free
  • Cancel all college debt
  • Boost teacher pay
  • Felons should be allowed to vote in prison
  • Ban all fracking everywhere
  • Impose Government regulations on carbon emissions
  • Universal free meals for everyone
  • Volunteer buyback program
  • Few laws for abortion
  • Medicare for all or nothing
  • Slash defense budget
  • Bring the troops home
  • No tax breaks
  • Boost taxes on wealthy Americans

Tom Steyer- 

An investor, activist, philanthropist, Tom Steyer announced he was running for president on July 9, 2019. His key focuses are climate change, health care, business and economics, immigration, and foreign policy. He wants:

  • Everyone several months of broad paid leave
  • End new oil and gas on land and offshore drilling
  • Supports voluntary background checks
  • National firearm registry
  • Expand coverage for medicare
  • Get rid of “Section 1325”
  • Boost taxes on wealthy Americans

Elizabeth Warren- 

Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, announced she was running for president on February 9, 2019. Her key focuses are on climate change, the education system, and health care. She wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Get rid of private prisons
  • Bring back the Glass-Steagall
  • Raise taxes on the wealthy and create new social programs
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15 an h/r
  • Support broad paid family and medical leave plans up to 12 weeks
  • College should be free
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Restore voting rights after prison
  • Impose Government regulations on carbon emissions
  • Ban assault weapons
  • Abortion should have a few laws
  • Medicare for all or bust
  • Slash defense budget
  • Bring the troops home
  • Boost taxes on wealthy Americans

Andrew Yang- 

Andrew Yang announced he was running for president on November 6, 2019. His key focuses are on health care, climate change, foreign policy, business and economics, and immigration. He wants:

  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Get rid of private prisons
  • Supports voting with mobile devices
  • Pay American’s a universal income
  • Leave the minimum wage up to the states
  • Support broad paid leave for several months
  • College shouldn’t be free
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Restore voting rights after prison
  • Support nuclear power
  • End new oil and gas leases on land or offshore drilling
  • Tax carbon emissions
  • Support voluntary gun buyback programs
  • Supports gun licensing program
  • Abortion should have some laws or limits
  • Medicare for all or bust
  • Get rid of “Section 1325”
  • Slash defense budget
  • Keep troops deployed
  • Create VAT taxes
  • Social media users should have property rights to their data
  • Hold social media companies responsible for a users post

 

Republicans

Roque De La Fuente- 

Republican, Roque De La Fuente, announced he was running for president on May 16, 2019. His key focuses are on health care, immigration, the economy, education system, and climate change. He wants:

  • Expand Medicare coverage
  • Supports abortion
  • Increase defense budget
  • Supports federal spending as a means to grow the economy
  • Supports Government funding to fight climate change
  • Regulate greenhouse gases
  • Provide immigrants with a pathway to citizenship
  • Reduce military intervention in other 3rd world countries.

Donald Trump- 

Current President, Donald Trump is the current president of the United States and announced he was running for president (again) on the same day he got into office, which is on January 20, 2019. His key focuses are on foreign policies, business and economics, immigration, and climate change. The things he has done:

  • Created 4 million jobs
  • More Americans employed than ever before
  • The unemployment rate is at an all-time low in 49 years
  • 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps
  • Signed the most significant tax cut in years
  • $6 billion has been put in to fight the opioid crisis
  • Moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
  • Issued an order to keep Guantanamo Bay open and running.

Bill Weld- 

Republican Bill Weld announced he was running for president on April 15, 2019. His key focuses are on business and economics, health care, and foreign policies. He wants:

  • He supports abortion
  • No increase in income taxes
  • Slash defense budget
  • He supports Government spending to fight climate change

Joe Walsh- 

A former Republican member of The House of Representatives from Illinois, Joe Walsh announced he was running for president on August 25, 2019. His key focuses are on climate change, immigration, foreign policies, health care, and economics, and trade. He wants:

  • Wants to cut taxes
  • Support the death penalty for those who murdered an officer
  • Abolish Federal Department of Education
  • Supports Paris climate agreement
  • Increase medical access
  • Supports renewable energy and wants to get rid of all coal energy

 

Remember: Elections start on Tuesday, November 3

 

Links for further information on these candidates or other info:

 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/trump-administration-accomplishments/ 

 

https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-the-issues/

 

https://ballotpedia.org/Republican_presidential_nomination,_2020

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-joe-biden-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-8-issues 

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/01/heres-where-cory-booker-stands-on-key-issues.html

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-steve-bullock-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-9-issues

 

https://www.johndelaney.com/issues/issues-economic-opportunity/

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-amy-klobuchar-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-5-issues

 

https://berniesanders.com/issues/

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-tom-steyer-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-6-issues

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/what-does-elizabeth-warren-believe-where-the-candidate-stands-on-5-issues

 

https://www.axios.com/marianne-williamson-2020-presidential-election-candidate-factsheet-11e39a17-4437-4049-9479-daabdbd46d35.html

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/where-president-trump-stands-on-the-issues-in-2020

 

https://www.ontheissues.org/2020/Bill_Weld_Education.htm

 

https://rocky101.com/en_us/en/

 

https://blog.o2employmentservices.com/california-employee-privacy-laws-their-relation-to-social-me

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https://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/valueaddedtax.asp 

 

https://www.thebalance.com/glass-steagall-act-definition-purpose-and-repeal-3305850