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Court Packing? Reparations? The abolition of the Electoral College?
To all of these questions and more, the answer of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is always: Sure, let’s talk about it.
For a democratic presidential field is shaping up to be the most liberal grouping of the candidates in modern American history, it seems, no idea is too far to check at least. Some, such as the Green New Deal, have become virtual litmus-tests for the base, have been widely adopted by the field to catch while others are just starting.
At this early stage in the race, here are 15 of the most controversial ideas pushed through the 2020 Democratic service plan.
You throw the Electoral College
You stand out from an unexpected defeat in 2016, Democrats cited the fact that Hillary Clinton won a plurality of the people to revive the vote, calls for the elimination of the Electoral College. Perhaps worried about their own chances in swing states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, 2020 hopefuls claim that there is a lot of wisdom to these calls.
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“I think there are many. Because you had a choice in 2016, where the loser got 3 million more votes than the winner,” Beto O’rourke said last week.
“Every voice matters, and the way we do, what happens is that we get rid of the national vote, and that means that the Electoral College” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently said.
So a push would probably get a Constitution require change, and all changes would be doubtful any time soon.
Pack the Supreme court
Another idea, which won post-2016, the steam, the call to pack the Supreme court with several judges.
After the court praised for the decisions on gay marriage and ObamaCare during the Obama years, Democrats’ view has changed dramatically since President Trump was able to appoint two judges to the court and swing it to the right.
Now top 2020 Democrats say the court is in need of an overhaul. Several Democrats, including O’rourke and Sens. Warren, Cory Booker, D-N. J., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, have signaled their openness to increasing the number of judges on the court, if they get into the White house.
In particular, they have Republican cited decisions to block confirmation hearings for Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland in the year 2016 and then justice Neil from gorsuch confirm took to Tump his office, and to reduce the Senate-vote threshold to confirm high court nominees.
“First you steal a Supreme court seat, and then they turn around and change the rules on the filibuster on a Supreme court seat,” Warren said in a recent radio interview. “So, if it swings back to us, what should we do? I think all options are on the table.”
“We are on the verge of a crisis, said the trust in the Supreme court,” Harris, Politico. “We must accept this challenge and to do it all on the table.”
Videoreparations for slavery
In the last few weeks, O’rourke, Harris, and Warren, as well as former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, to the benefit of, at the least, to reparations for black Americans from slavery.
The proposals were not detailed, and it is not clear whether the translation would have to be cash payments. Harris proposed to The Grio, this could also make a generic tax credit for families under $100,000. Warren was ready, to go a step further, though, and reporters in Manchester, N. H., said last month that they should be redress for the indigenous people of America, “part of the conversation”.
Green New Deal
The Green New Deal was only discussed once, on the extreme left edge of the Democratic party, but now almost all the Democratic frontrunners are pushed back to the proposal in Congress by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, even though the senators voted “present” when it came to a test on Tuesday and voted on.
The ambitious resolution, which calls for “a new national, social, industrial and economic mobilisation on a scale not seen since the second world war and the New Deal, the” occupation ” as an opportunity to address the systemic injustices against minorities, the creation of millions of well-paid jobs and “provide an unprecedented level of prosperity and economic security for all people in the United States.”
But the proposal also contains a variety of expensive and controversial programs, including the jobs of a push for “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” and an undefined promise of “access to nature is guaranteed,”.
Gillibrand, Harris, Warren, and Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Cory Booker, D-N. J., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., all signed on the resolution.
Less than 10 years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Democrats are now arguing for full-blown single-payer, government-controlled health care.
While the majority of the 2020 Democrats have not laid out their proposals in detail, Harris and Sanders have said that the man will be able to keep their private plans in their proposal.
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“No,” Sanders told CNN, when asked. “What is in your plans the color of your map is to change. So, instead of a Blue Cross/Blue Shield card, instead of a United Health Insurance card, you are gonna have a Medicare card.”
It marks a stark contrast from former President Barack Obama’s push for ObamaCare — in which he promised that if Americans liked their plan they could keep it, even if the Directive does not, that the so for all.
Lowering the voting age
O’rourke, said last Tuesday that he would think that lowering the voting age to 16.
“I’m open to the idea of a younger voting age. … There is some merit to it,” he said in New Hampshire.
The idea that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, and was supported by House., a drama would change the electorate-and one that would be likely to favor Democrats.
So far didn’t enforce the idea-among many other Democrats, with only Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg push back up. Booker, Harris and Klobuchar entertain, but not yet approved, such a proposal.
The suspension of the death penalty
Both Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Harris have said they would suspend the death penalty at the Federal level if elected President.
“The vast majority of cases in the federal death penalty system, I’d be suspicious, just to start,” said Hickenlooper in a CNN town hall last Wednesday. “I would certainly be suspension of the death penalty.”
Harris also has a similar promise. Asked on NPR if you believe there is a “moratorium” on the death penalty, it should said: “Yes, I do, I think.”
Eliminate the filibuster
The Senate filibuster, requires 60 votes (and therefore, some degree of bipartisanship) advance measures in the chamber, was the in the last years, both from Democrats and Republicans. repelled, No more 60 votes are required to confirm key nominees.
But Democrats, possibly with an eye on your own agenda, you will see virtually no Republican support, is mulling getting rid of the filibuster for legislation.
“I think this is something we should seriously consider,” O’rourke told reporters on the campaign trail in New Hampshire last week.
“If you talk about the change in the filibuster rule, I understand that we, now we are on this way,” Booker said in an interview on “Pod Save America.” “I’ll tell you that for me, the door is not closed.”
“Everything remains on the table. You keep all on the table. Do not take anything off the table,” Warren said, when recently asked about the abolition of the filibuster.
Video,Social security for illegal immigrants
Gillibrand, as part of their call for a “comprehensive immigration reform,” suggested that she wants to expand Social security for those in the country illegally.
“Firstly, we need comprehensive immigration reform,” she said last week in Iowa. “If you are in this country, now you have to have the right to pay in to Social security, to pay taxes, to pay into the local school system and a path to citizenship. This needs to be done.”
Warren has called for a 2 percent “wealth tax” on Americans, with more than $50 million in net assets, and an additional 3 percent on those with more than $1 billion.
The call for a wealth tax, with the exception of a tax on income, marked a shift in the policy of the Democrats — although it is in a line with Warren’s provocative rhetoric.
“It would be the ultra-rich pay their fair share & generate of almost 3 trillion dollars over the next 10 years. Many rich and powerful people do not like, but I don’t work for you,” she said.
O’rourke last week expressed support for Warren’s idea.
Seven-day limit for opioids
In an attempt to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, Gillibrand tweeted last week that they adopt laws that limit opioid prescriptions to seven days.
“If we want to end the opioid epidemic, we must work on the causes of abuse. This is the reason why @SenCoryGardner and I introduced the legislation to be restricted, opioid prescriptions for acute pain 7 days,” she tweeted. “There is no one-month supply for a wisdom tooth extraction.”
While with the aim to tackle one of the nation’s most serious health crises, the proposal was widely criticized as too Intrusive.
As a candidate to embrace calls for a higher minimum wage, health care for all, and other pro-worker policies, were you in control of your treatment in the direction of your own campaigns-but now, some embrace the trade Union organization of your employees.
Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Campaign team announced that some of their employees to be unionized, it advertises that this is “the first major-party presidential campaign in the history of a unionized workforce.”
While Sanders is the first candidate to go ahead with the unification, the former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro was announced in January that the costs for all the campaign workers, including interns, $15 an hour or more. Officials said they would support a Union as well, when the employees decided to organize themselves, according to the San Antonio Current.
Last Tuesday night, O’rourke said that if election officials want to organize a Union, he would “support you all the way.”
“Absolutely, if those who are working on this campaign, and who, I hope, will be the largest grass-roots effort that has seen this nation ever want to trade-Union organizing, I support that all the way,” he told Fox News, when asked if he supports the trade Union organization.
The demolition of the border wall
The democratic opposition to President Trump border wall is nothing new, but in recent months, the opposition has accelerated, with candidates suggesting that, just as you would against the wall — you could tear it down.
In an interview in O’rourke’s hometown last month, MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked O’rourke: “If you could, you would go to the wall down here, they knock it down?”
“Yes, absolutely,” he said, “I would the wall down.”
“I could look at it and see what part he says, and why, and whether it makes sense, I could support it,” Gillibrand told Fox News the next day.
Saw that the opposition of Harris, who said on the question, according to O ‘Rourke’ s answer, “no, I think we have border security.”
The push for abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been cooking in Democratic circles since last year, as the Trump administration implemented a “zero tolerance policy” in the prosecution of illegal cross-border workers.
Warren, Sanders and Gillibrand have all called for the abolition of the Agency. O’rourke and Harris, meanwhile, talked about the reform of a radical or reform, ICE-cream, but they have a rule, shied away from the right call for the abolition of the Agency.
Video –Universal basic income
Longshot presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running on the platform of a Universal basic income– which he says would be guaranteed payments of $1,000 a month to all citizens, “no questions,” to help provide for Americans looking for a job, go back to school, or care of relatives.
Not to go so far, as Yang, Booker last year slammed the creation of the “opportunity accounts” for the children accounts that could grow to about $46,000 per child by the time the reports turn 18, Business Insider.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, Liam Quinn, Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.