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Is there any thought as to the impact of the 2020 election on EMS?
if Trump wins, it will be 4 more years of "not my president," "whatever Trump's administration does is bad for America" and every bad thing that happens is "all Trump's fault." All of which is a lie. There will also be more protests in the streets, and riots if people don't get what they feel they are entitled to.
If Biden wins, it will be 4 years of higher taxes for pet projects, more lawlessness, businesses will continue to suffer, and big tech will continue to manipulate this country's politics. Actually, that's not true; I doubt he'll last more than 2 years as POTUS before he steps down or gets removed, and VP Harris takes over, which will be an even bigger disaster for this country.
But I agree with many of the union locals, who feel that Biden's administration won't help them out as much as Trump's administration would. I am also smart enough to know that public safety funding is a local issue, so the federal elections have less to do with it than state and local budgets.
The biggest impact from the election that will directly affect EMS will be the economic outcome. If the economy continues to improve, businesses continue to open up and generate tax revenue, and that money can be directed into EMS agencies, it will be good for us. if the economy slows down, businesses are forced to stay closed and lay off staff, and the projected tax revenues continue to fall, I see EMS budgets getting slashed, cities trying to negotiate pay cuts with unions to offset their underwater budgets, and private companies getting shafted even further when cities raise their rates for the right to provide EMS services to their areas.
The only immediate ramifications that I can envision are those related to potential widespread civil disturbance, possibly much worse than what we saw over the summer.
Once that dies down, who knows. I doubt it makes much difference to EMS who the president is.
Where did you look? because I found these all pretty quickly.I can't find anything in either candidate's platform about EMS, though I was able to read up on Biden's plan for healthcare.
What is Trump's plan for the COVID response, healthcare, and EMS? I ask not because I'm necessarily critical, but because I can't find it.
I don't see him focusing on the underpaid EMS workers, but I don't believe for a second he is only going to raise taxes on those making more than 400k a year. And it seems many people who are smarter and more understanding of the tax codes think the same:Where do you see him raising taxes for those working in EMS? I don't see how the average EMT making $37,000 a year or Paramedic making $44,000 a year will be impacted by Biden's tax plan.
That is a very valid statement, however it doesn't take into account the 10th amendment to the constitution, the pandemic, and the fact that many in big tech and the media (and I'm including the satire news too) lean heavily to the left.The lawlessness, economy, and issues with big tech are all under Trump's watch, no?
Sure, it's def a mixed bag... the IAFF endorsed biden, but many locals endorsed trumpI spent some time looking at unions and it looks like it's a mixed bag.
Don't forget, Biden changes plans and policy positions all the time, depending on who he is speaking to and what is popular at any given time with his base https://2020election.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=007076I agree that the economic climate, COVID, and a transformation of how healthcare is delivered will have a huge impact on the future on EMS. I just can't figure where the candidates stand.
Biden has documented plans and policy positions, Trump has commented about lowering drug costs and getting rid of the Affordable Care Act.
From my research, it seems like no one is quite sure the implications of the presidential election on EMS. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
I think EMS is such a small entity (overall, compared to oil, teachers, law enforcement, hospitals, etc) that we are more affected indirectly by the election than directly. Personally, I like having more money in my paycheck now, like having a bigger tax refund, and think once operation warp speed concludes, things will again be looking good for every American citizen.
Yeah...that one always gets me...my elderly mom's main source of income was a pension that was invested in the "rich" and "big business".FYI- raising taxes on the “rich” and “big business” will still effect those downstream. Any basic economics course can teach you that.
I agree with the first sentence. As for the second, let me share the perspective of an old, retired guy with no paycheck. There are many of us.
My income depends mostly on two things: social security and interest rates. During most of my working life, the latter averaged, say, 6%. Now it's close to zero -- bad for people like me with some savings. As for social security, it's scary to see it underfunded. Any decision to reduce or even suspend payroll taxes only makes that worse.
Investing in stocks -- especially overpriced ones -- is more risky for anyone who may not outlive the next bear market. And real estate, while attractive, means hands-on management. That gets harder with age.
So no, I don't see every American citizen benefitting from the policies of either candidate. I'd settle for breaking even.
And what would those ideologies be?