4. Expanding the Clear Power Plan
President Obama has been entrenched in battles concerning climate change for most of his presidency. His Clear Power Plan has been implemented to try and curb climate change and position America as the leader in being more responsible towards the environment for other countries to follow suit. But off-shore drilling, the pipeline issues, and even solar panels are subjects that continue to be hot debates as the election nears. Hillary Clinton has gone on record to say that she plans to actually build on the Clean Power Plan Obama has developed. Her plans to install a half billion solar panels around the country by 2020 are enthusiastic and bold, promising to boost energy from renewables to 33% from 13% by the year 2027. Her $30 billion dollar plan to boost communities that have transitioned away from fossil fuels could be pushing things just a little too far, however. Bernie Sanders has been the most outspoken proactive voice concerning the Keystone debate, believing that America needs to tax more those who leave bigger carbon footprints, invest more in wind and solar technology, and increase public transit. Since many Americans feel that the jury is still out on the science behind climate change, these overly aggressive stances by the democrats could deter undecided voters come Election Day.
These four unrealistic promises from Democrats to American people during 2016 Presidential campaigns will be certainly scrutinized as we get closer to November. Although many Americans are looking for change, some of these promises are extreme at best. Taking a look at the attention Donald Trump has received, it is clear that if the Democrats want to win they need to focus on small changes they can easily implement and come up with a clear course of action to get Americans excited to vote again.