US election: pledges of the two candidates to the voters



International Desk, Barta24.com
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In the final stages of the bitter battle for the White House, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden campaigned in the states marked as 'Battle Grounds'.

It is unknown at this time what Trump will do after leaving the post. However, China, Russia and Israel are keeping a close eye on the election for reasons of mutual interest.

On Monday, Trump campaigned in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. And Biden spoke in front of supporters in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Voting for the presidential election will be held across the United States on Tuesday, local time.

Before the election, the contestants lured the voters with various promises. Candidates from the country's two main parties have also made various promises this time.

They have made different promises on eight important issues-
However, it can be seen that there is a big difference in the promises of the two candidates. On some issues, the two candidates are in opposite positions. The BBC's analysis shows that:

Covid-19 pandemic:
The Corona pandemic has become the most important issue in this election in the United States. Trump formed a task force to control the pandemic in late January. But the task force did nothing to prove the total number of infections and deaths in the country.

In his election manifesto, he said that if elected, he would focus on the country's security and normalization of economic activities. He also called for speeding up research to find the Covid-19 vaccine and find ways to treat the disease.

Biden, on the other hand, said he would launch a nationwide "contact-tracing program" to control the corona if elected. It will also set up at least 10 sample testing centers in each state and give everyone the opportunity to test Covid-19 for free. He also said that the use of masks will be made compulsory across the country.

Climate change:
Soon after President Trump came to power, he expressed skepticism about the reality of climate change and global warming. He even withdrew the United States from international agreements such as the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to prevent climate change and prevent the destruction of the earth. Want to increase the use of non-renewable fuels harmful to the environment. That is why he has focused on oil and gas exploration.

Biden is in stark contrast to Trump on the climate issue. He said if he wins the vote, he will again make the United States part of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Biden also said he wants the United States to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. He wants a complete ban on new leases for oil and gas exploration on government land. At the same time, he said that two trillion US dollars would be invested in a good 'green energy' project for the environment.

Economy:
President Trump has promised to create 1 crore new jobs and 10 lakh new small entrepreneurs in the next 10 months. He spoke in support of the US Alliance for Democracy, but said that maintaining some independence was important for many companies.

In this regard, Biden said, he wants to raise taxes on the aristocracy further so that the surplus money can be invested in various government services. However, he made it clear that only those with an annual income of more than four lakh US dollars would be subject to the tax.
He also called for an increase in the minimum wage ( 15 dollar per hour). Currently, the minimum wage is 7.25 dollar per hour.

Healthcare:
Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted under former President Barack Obama. The law was enacted to increase the central government's control over the private health insurance sector to ensure the health and safety of the general public. The law also ensures that private insurance companies do not refuse to provide services to people suffering from long-term complications.

Trump said he wants further development of the law and alternative measures. However, he never said in detail about what kind of development or what alternatives he wanted. He also expressed his desire to reduce the price of medicines in the country by importing cheap medicines from abroad.

On the other hand, Biden wants protection of the ACA and further expansion of the law. He wants to further expand the coverage of 'Medicare' for senior citizens in the country. Therefore, he wants to reduce the current age from 65 to 60 years. So that more people get this service.

Foreign policy:
Trump has again called for a reduction in the number of U.S. troops serving abroad. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough. Trump has vowed to continue trade wars with China while continuing tariffs.

Biden said he would improve relations with US allies. On China, he said he would not impose unilateral tariffs on China. Through international alliances, he will force China to be "accountable" in a way that China cannot "avoid."

Racism:
Trump does not see racism as a "systematic" problem in the US police force.

Biden, on the other hand, sees apartheid as a "systemic problem" within the police force. Biden said he would adopt a policy to bring racism to justice. He said that he was contesting the presidential election to reduce the racist division. Biden, a 77-year-old white American, has been nominated by many black American lawmakers and party voters. Biden has rejected calls for police funding, saying he wants more funding for the police.

Firearms:
Biden has taken a tough stance on firearms control. He called for a complete ban on the sale of firearms (assault weapons) that could be used indiscriminately. Before buying a gun, you want to test the buyer's past very well and limit how many guns you can buy and carry at a time. He also wants to make it easier for people involved in the manufacture and sale of firearms to be brought under the law. Biden also wants to increase funding for research into how to reduce gun attacks.

Meanwhile, Trump has elaborated on the constitutional right of Americans to keep firearms in their own protection. However, after a series of indiscriminate shootings in 2019, Trump, like Biden, has proposed tougher gun checks on gun buyers. But nothing of that plan has been implemented and no law has come forward in this regard.

Political analysts said Joe Biden has become hugely popular because of his clean image. On the other hand, Donald Trump can show surprise again even with many failure allegations in his head.

Supreme Court:
Trump has described filling the vacancy in the Supreme Court as his constitutional right, and has already appointed a conservative new judge, Amy Connie Barrett.

Biden, on the other hand, thinks that the vacant seat of justice in the Supreme Court should have been filled after the new president took office and that is what he wanted. The Supreme Court is about to issue an order on the right of women to abortion in the United States. Biden said he would pass legislation to ensure women's abortion rights if the Supreme Court rules against abortion rights if he is elected.

Political analysts said Joe Biden has become hugely popular because of his clean image. On the other hand, Donald Trump can show surprise again even with many failure allegations in his head.