The political season is in full swing and the promises, platforms and plans are coming thick and fast.
On the Republican side, Trump promises more of the same on immigration, taxes and regulation and he faces only token opposition from within the Republican Party. His plans are under constant attack by the media and the Democrats and that won’t change between now and Election Day in November 2020.
The Democrats are the ones who are full of surprises. Their candidate field is still crowded (eight candidates have dropped out, but 19 remain) and there are still eight viable candidates in Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar.
The Democrats are trying to outdo each other to offer the most progressive (and most expensive) agenda possible. This includes Medicare for All, free tuition, free child care, the Green New Deal, gun confiscation and many more big government programs.
Beto O’Rourke seemed to run off the rails when he said, “Yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” There are serious constitutional problems with this claim of confiscation, but that didn’t deter O’Rourke from making the threat.
Just when you think it can’t get worse, along comes candidate Andrew Yang. In this article, Yang says, “We might not own our own cars” in the future and automobile ownership would be replaced by a “constant roving fleet of electric cars that you would just order up.” Yang seems not to realize that automobile trips of 300–1,000 miles are not that unusual for American families and that electric cars cannot go more than about 250 miles, often less.
When Democrats show up to confiscate your cash, gold and guns, they may want to drive away in your car also. Let’s hope that saner minds prevail in the end.
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