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5 minutes ago, Highrise Tower said:

I don't like to discuss politics on HAIF, but I wanted to create the official Biden Presidency thread.

 

Any policy changes you wish over the next 4-years? I'd like to see drug reform.

 

 

Prescription, opiod or marijuana reform?

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1 minute ago, Highrise Tower said:

 

All of the above, but I meant cannabis.

 

My ex-girlfriend was an alcoholic. She eventually drank herself to death. Marijuana is a lesser drug but it's illegal.

 

Sorry to hear that. It seems like cannabis is more of a state issue though and already on the way to legalization. As for opioids and prescription drugs, Biden got 3 times the donations from big pharma that Trump did so I'd bet there won't be any meaningful reform coming.

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49 minutes ago, august948 said:

It seems like cannabis is more of a state issue though and already on the way to legalization. 

 

It's a state issue until you have a Federal executive branch that decides they're no longer going to look the other way when it comes to enforcement. Not that I think there's even a remote chance of that coming to pass under a Biden presidency. What really needs to happen to catalyze legalization on a large scale is cannabis no longer being classified as a Schedule I narcotic by the DEA. 

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What do I want from a Biden presidency?

  • Repair the relationships with longtime allies that Trump did his best to destroy
  • Appoint competent people to the leadership positions of executive agencies, not incompetent buffoons looking to line their own pockets
  • Return to reasonable regulation instead of just wiping the regulations off the books without consideration of the negative externalities
  • Start the conversation on how to fund healthcare - we need to quit calling it insurance for a start
  • Whack AOC and her minions until they understand the Green New Deal goals can't be accomplished in 10 year, as that's technologically impossible, but start working on a viable plan to decrease emissions. Implementing a carbon tax would be a good start, and probably far more effective than cap and trade.
  • Whack Elizabeth Warren until she understands that taxing unrealized capital gains is one of the stupidest ideas ever
  • Repeal much of the Trump tax bill, leaving in the higher standard deductions, and index the standard deduction

 

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^^^ end to systemic racism

^^^ develop better means to feed our hungry and poor citizens

^^^ better employment opportunities for all

^^^ faster broadband for all

^^^ better youth and teen empowerment

^^^ much better healthcare for all...

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On 11/8/2020 at 12:51 PM, BeerNut said:

 

Lots of good ideas.  I'd also like...

  • Large spending on infrastructure.  There are bridges, dams, subways, etc around the country that are rated deficient.

Well that was quick.  Wish it would have been larger but yeah...

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