Yesterday The Epoch Times posted a summary of the stands taken by President Trump and former Vice-President Biden on various issues. Please follow the link to the article to read it in its entirety, but here are a few examples:
- Grant tax credits to companies that move manufacturing back to United States, tariffs on those that don’t.
- Continue improving trade deals after USMCA, China Phase 1, South Korea, and Japan deals.
- Continue to cut regulations for businesses.
- Fund on-the-job training, apprenticeships.
- Make major investment in infrastructure.
- Launched “opportunity zones” program in 8,766 distressed areas, which, so far, have attracted $75 billion in private capital.
- Build on becoming a net energy exporter.
- Increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
- Strengthen worker organizing, collective bargaining, and unions.
- Make major investment in infrastructure focused on reducing carbon emissions.
- Make racial equity part of the mandate of the Federal Reserve.
- Will insist on strong and enforceable standards for labor, human rights, and the environment in any future trade agreements
- Will ban anonymous shell companies, expand anti-money-laundering requirements, disclosure of beneficial ownership, and greater oversight of cross-border transactions.
- Signed tax cut legislation.
- Cut capital gains tax to 15 percent.
- Increased the estate tax basic exemption amount from $5 million to $10 million.
- Proposes a cut to payroll tax.
- Greatly increase capital gains tax to same rate as income tax.
- Increase taxes by $4 trillion over 10 years, including raising taxes on people making over $400,000 a year.
- Restore balance and vertical separation of powers between the federal and state governments.
- Promote voter ID, urging all states to join program to keep voter rolls accurate.
- Supports apportionment and redistricting based on Census count of all citizens, and not including illegal immigrants.
- Appoint more federal judges.
- Make Puerto Rico the 51st state; keep the District of Columbia as a district.
- Pass congressional term limits.
- Directed federal agencies to move out of D.C. to opportunity zones.
- Make the District of Columbia the 51st state.
- Supports removing the Confederate flag and statues of Confederate leaders from public properties.
- Establish a national commission to examine slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and racially discriminatory federal policies on income, wealth, educational, health, and employment outcomes, and to study reparations.
- Opposes Voter ID laws and supports automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, early voting, and universal vote-from-home and vote-by-mail options.
- Supports apportionment and redistricting based on Census count of everyone, including illegal immigrants.
- Supports requirement for all federal office candidates to disclose at least 10 years of tax returns.
- Rescinded the individual mandate in Affordable Care Act and supports repealing the entire act.
- Protect those with pre-existing conditions.
- Supports health care price transparency.
- Stop “surprise billing” by banning out-of-network charges when the patient doesn’t have control over provider choice.
- Drive down prescription drug prices. Allow purchases from abroad; cut out the middlemen who negotiate drug rebates; introduce “favored nation status” where Medicare pays the lowest drug price available globally.
- Accelerated generic drug approval.
- Signed the Right to Try bill.
- Anti-abortion—curbed federal spending that even indirectly supported abortion.
- Permanently expand telehealth through Medicare payments and preserve more rural hospitals through Medicare incentives.
- Enabled short-term insurance up to a year and is expanding the use of health savings accounts.
- Allowed employers to pay premiums for employees in individual market.
- Allowed small businesses to band together to access insurance plans available to large employers.
- Declared opioid crisis a national public health emergency and focused resources on supply, demand, and treatment.
- Introduce “public option” health insurance plans run by the federal government.
- Protect and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- Increase tax credits toward health coverage. Give the tax credits to higher-income people who currently aren’t eligible
- Provide free health care to illegal aliens.
- Expand Medicaid in states that rejected expansion offered by ACA.
- Stop “surprise billing”—ban out-of-network charges when the patient doesn’t have control over provider choice.
- Lower drug prices. Repeal law barring Medicare from negotiating lower prices with drug corporations; government-set prices for new drugs with no competition; allow consumers to buy prescription drugs from other countries.
- Treat abortion as a constitutional right and restore federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
- Double the federal funding to community health centers.
- Target health care companies for antitrust violations.
- Exclude drug ads from tax deductible costs for pharma companies.
- Expand national and global vaccine programs.
These positions should be the basis of your decision on how you vote in November.