With the 2020 Presidential election looming just weeks away, it has become increasingly difficult to get straight and direct answers from either candidate or party. Instead, we get spin and the pros of every policy, as they dodge the question or change the subject entirely when it comes to talking about the downsides or risks of proposed policies. The economy and politics are closely related, particularly in election years. And while candidates may tout tax cuts for everyone, while the other promises tax increases only for the rich, if this year has taught us anything, it’s just how interconnected our economy is and that every policy has ripple effects.
So, I collected the economic questions and financial topics you want to better understand before November 3rd. Your questions focused on taxes, healthcare, national debt, government spending, and campaign finance. I promise to attempt to answer them as best I can, supported by historical data, policy history, and facts.