Actually, those ideas are either bad or stupid or already implemented by the Trump Administration. Check yourself if you do not believe and share. In my opinion, most of the staff below is a laundry list of slogans that no one in the Dem party is planning to implement.
# For Biden Rebuttal
1 $15.00 federal minimum wage In theory, it sounds great! However, there is a problem. Imagine, ten people working in a fast-food restaurant with average hourly wages $12. When the government increased the minimum pay up to $15, three workers fired and two moved to part-time. To save money the owner purchasing four computerized ordering machines. Now seven people are enjoying higher wages, two are working part-time and looking for supplemental jobs, and three are on unemployment. Is it good, bad or the same as before?
2 Reinstate DACA – allowing new applicants to apply In theory, it sounds great However, there is a problem again: this will lead to welcoming millions of not integrated into modern life people, most of whom will end up on government help. DACA recipients will legalize their parents, who will sponsor their other children, and so on. It is called Chain Migration. Each such alien brings during his lifetime about 15 relatives. From 800,000 DACA there will be about twelve million not integrated into life in the XXI century people. We already have twelve million people who came here illegally and mostly know how to do two things – gardening and cleaning. Do we need to double this amount to 24 million? Is it good or bad for America?
3 12 Weeks federal paid family leave There are two sides to this issue. It is humane but already leads to discrimination against women. That will lead to even more discrimination. They are not promoted if they are of the childbearing age.
4 Tuition-free college for those with household income less than $125,000.00 In theory, it sounds great! However, why do we need so many college-educated people? So many of them (especially those with professions not needed on the market) could not find a job. They either work as salespeople at used car dealerships or collecting unemployment benefits. E need good plumbers, good construction workers, good policemen. I would agree that the brightest students are to get free education… BUT it is already done. So, the good ones are already getting free education, and the bad ones do not need it. If they want it, community colleges are SOOO inexpensive, practically everyone in the world can afford them.
5 Allow student loans to be relieved in bankruptcy In theory, it sounds great! However, let me predict that most of the young people will go bankrupt to get rid of the student debt. It will become a tuition-free education for all Americans. In other words, one person will be getting an education, and another person (you and I, who are paying taxes) will pay for his education.
6 LGBTQ+ Equality Act in the first 100 days in office They are already equal. Looks like now they want to be more equal than others.
7 Rejoin the Paris Climate Accords Not a good idea at all. Since the USA left the Paris accord, we reduced our carbon emissions more than the counties that are part of the accord. The idea of the accord is to make the US pay to third world countries retributions for spoiling the climate for them. In other words, you and I (American taxpayers) will be earning money, then our government will take our money and send it to Africa, where the money will be stolen by local leaders with kickbacks to bureaucrats from the Paris accord initiative.
8 Decriminalize cannabis use and expunge convictions I totally FOR this idea. It is very stupid to keep millions of people in prisons for use of drugs. It is their bodies (if they are over 18) and they can do whatever harm they want to inflict to them. Plus, we are paying a lot of money for keeping those inmates. Release them and spend money on teaching them a useful profession.
10 Outlaw all online firearm and munition sales Really bad idea. Why we can buy cars or computers or dresses online and cannot buy something that can save our lives. We all saw riots. Most of the rioters are not arrested. One day they will come to our houses. I want to be able to defend my family.
11 Appoint the first Black Woman to the Supreme Court of the United States What a racist notion… why we shall judge people by the color of their skins?
12 Ensure the US achieves a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050 If that be possible, the US already would be a clean energy economy country. There is the wind, solar, oil/gas/coal, and nuclear options. If we are to install wind turbines and solar panels, we will need to cover about 25 to 30% of the territory of the US to substitute current energy producers. This is not doable. Nuclear energy is not what leftists in the Dem party want. There is no new way to produce energy… not yet invented… in other words, it is only a slogan to con you into voting for Democrats.
13 Develop a plan to ensure that America has the cleanest, safest, and fastest rail system in the world, for both passengers and freight Nothing that a government starts is working well. The only opportunity to achieve progress is when new technology opens the way for better solutions. We are paying less for our phone calls not because the government disassembled ATT, but because new technology came. When new technology will come, the capitalists will make in the US the best in the world railroad system.
14 Change the culture that enables domestic violence What? How you change human beings? Are they talking about black culture? Or about Asian culture? Or about bad schools? Those are just words to con you to make your vote for Democrats. Then they will forget (as usual) all they said.
15 Protect and empower immigrant women Does that mean that they will take money from you and I, and will give what you earned to another group of people – now immigrant women? And at the same time creating another ten thousand jobs for bureaucrats?
16 End capital punishment In other words, a person kills ten children, before killing he rapes them all, and he is going to be in person, playing basketball, enjoying cards with friends, watching TV, and telling jokes to fellow inmates?
17 Expand and use the power of the US Justice Department to address systemic misconduct in police departments and prosecutors’ offices This is very vague… do they want police to stop arresting non-white people?
18 Reform qualified immunity for officers This is a very bad idea – police officers will run away from their duties, instead of running toward the violence or problem, and trying to defend us from criminals.
19 Ban chokeholds/neck restraints by police This is an awfully bad idea… we can’t prohibit police to use means necessary to restrain violent offenders. We the law-abiding citizens will suffer the consequences.
20 Stop transferring weapons of war to a police force Agree with this one. However, we need to be sure that Antifa, BLM, and others are not quietly acquiring such weapons to use against the police.
21 Ramp up large-scale manufacturing of as many vaccine candidates as necessary This is what Trump is doing
22 Nationwide vaccination campaign to guarantee a fair distribution This is what Trump is doing
23 Ask every American to wear a mask The problem that Democrats are not asking, they want to mandate. They want to mandate masks, prohibit gatherings, and take other freedoms from Americans… to make our lives (they say) safer. We-the-people will decide each for ourselves how to live our lives, what to wear, what not and how to behave.
24 Rescind the un-American travel and refugee bans, also referred to as “Muslim bans.” This is a lie. Never such a ban was signed. Several countries were NOT providing the US with information about traveling. The president signed an order to stop all travelers from such countries until they will start providing us with the information we request.
25 Raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent. This is REALLY a bad idea. The more you take from companies and investors; the fewer jobs they create. To raise corporate tax is to shoot yourself in a foot.
26 Requiring a true minimum tax on ALL foreign earnings of United States companies located overseas so that we do our part to put an end to the global race to the bottom that rewards global tax havens. This will be 21% — TWICE the rate of the Trump offshoring tax rate and will apply to all income. What will happened is – most of the companies who will see that their taxes doubled, will leave the US and relocate to tax-friendly countries. And the US will be getting ZERO of the taxes.
27 Raising the top individual income rate back to 39.6 percent. Why democrats are enjoying robbing people of the money they earned? We earn the money, not the government. Our Government is supposed to protect us from thieves, instead, they steal themselves.
28 Dramatically increase funding for both public schools and Bureau of Indian Education schools. We have a pretty bad system of public schooling. We put more and more money into it, moved from $2300 per student about sixty years ago to $15,000 per student now, and nothing changes. Why should we repeat the same actions and expect different results? Let us allow people to choose schools (give them vouchers), and the system will correct itself without the taxpayers investing more and more into the failing enterprise.
29 Improve teacher diversity Why is racism again? I do not care the color of the teacher. I want my kids to be taught by good teachers. They maybe of Japanese origin, or Slavs, or Indians, blacks, whites or pigmies. But we want GOOD ones.
30 Support our educators by giving them the pay and dignity they deserve. Our schools are doing a terrible job. The US school education is one of the worst among industrial nations… why to give respect for that? We need to look for ways to improve the system, and the best way is to allow parents to choose schools for their kids.
31 Invest in resources for our schools so students grow into physically and emotionally healthy adults, and educators can focus on teaching. What does that mean? Empty words?
32 Ensure that no child’s future is determined by their zip code, parents’ income, race, or disability. What does this mean? Empty words? Republicans and President Trump support the idea of School Vouchers (School Choice Plan) so the parents will be able to choose the school if his plan will be approved.
33 Provide every middle and high school student a path to a successful career. What does this mean? Empty words?
34 Start investing in our children at birth. What does this mean? Empty words?
35 Double funding for the State Small Business Credit Initiative. Where to find the money? Borrow from Chinese?
36 Improve and expand the Small Business Administration programs that most effectively support African American-owned businesses. Two people in line, asking to help to establish their small businesses. The black ones will get support and the white ones not? Is that what you say?
37 Increase funding for the Minority Business Development Agency budget. Why not white skin people? What a strange and terrible idea to give money based on skin color!
38 Protect homeowners and renters from abusive lenders and landlords through a new Homeowner and Renter Bill of Rights. This will kill the rental housing market. In California, it is practically impossible to get rid of tenants even if they are not paying their rent. And it was before COVID. They do not pay, they destroy your property, they have wild parties… and you can’t do anything for at least six months… do they want the same for the whole country… or more than that?
39 Expand access to $100 billion in low-interest business loans by funding state, local, tribal, and non-profit lending programs in Latino communities and other communities of color and strengthening Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) My God, this is again racism – give to this race, do not give to that race. We were sure that civil society was supposed to be color blind, now they demand that we examine closely what race each individual belongs to, and treat him (her) accordingly.
40 Expand access to high-quality education in rural schools. What does that mean? How to do that! Without a plan, it is just a bla-bla-bla.