President Jo Jorgenson in 2020?| Dr. Jo Jorgensen on The James Altucher Show

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Key Takeaways

  • Our current presidential options, Trump and Biden, are two old white guys who haven’t lived a typical American life
    • “We got the elites who have their own laws and so this is really not what our country was supposed to have” – Jo Jorgensen
  • One of the policy’s Jo wants to change is healthcare:
    • “We haven’t had a free-market healthcare system in almost a century and that’s why we have the problems we have” Jo Jorgensen
  • Currently, over 50% of the dollars in the healthcare system go through the government:
    • “When government involvement went up, that’s when the prices started skyrocketing” Jo Jorgensen
  • When goods cross borders, troops don’t need to
    • “You tend to not bomb your best customers” Jo Jorgensen
  • Businesses are much better at creating jobs than the government:
    • “Research is pretty clear that money left in the hands of businesses create about twice as many jobs as that same money that goes to the government…The government can’t create jobs. It can only take from some and give to others.”Jo Jorgensen
  • There 3 things the government should focus on, and the rest can be done by people and businesses:
    • “I think the function of government should be police, courts, and military” Jo Jorgensen

Intro

  • Joanne Marie Jorgensen (@Jorgensen4POTUS) is an American academic and libertarian political activist. Jorgensen is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 election.
  • Host:  James Altucher (@jaltucher)

About The Libertarian Party

  • Jo Jorgensen is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 election
  • Why vote for a Libertarian candidate instead of a Democratic or Republican?
    • The Democratic party isn’t as progressive as people think. In 2012, both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton were against gay marriage. The party is also no longer the anti-war party.
      • “They don’t stand for what they used to stand for” – Jo Jorgensen
    • The Republican party no longer believes in its original economic freedoms. Donald Trump said he could balance the US budget like a business, but instead created a bigger deficit and more debt.
      • “If even an outsider can’t come in and act like a Republican, that pretty much shows there’s no hope for the Republican party” – Jo Jorgensen
  • Our current presidential options, Trump and Biden, are two old white guys who haven’t lived a typical American life
    • “We got the elites who have their own laws and so this is really not what our country was supposed to have” – Jo Jorgensen
  • To be a part of the presidential debates, you need to reach at least 15% in the polls 

Reforming Healthcare

  • One of the policy’s Jo wants to change is healthcare:
    • “We haven’t had a free-market healthcare system in almost a century and that’s why we have the problems we have” Jo Jorgensen
      • In a free-market system, prices would go down and quality would go up
        • Currently, over 50% of the dollars in the healthcare system go through the government:
          • “When government involvement went up, that’s when the prices started skyrocketing” Jo Jorgensen
  • In the US, you often don’t know the price of a healthcare service until after you have received it 
    • Heart surgery in the US costs around $130,000, while in Singapore it costs $18,000
      • Shopping for healthcare services should be like shopping for a car; you should be free to look around different places and pick the quality and price you want
        • “I think our biggest problem is that our insurance system isn’t really insurance at all” – Jo Jorgenson
  • The FDA also needs to be reformed. It takes about a billion dollars and 10 years to get the average drug to market. 
    • “We can either privatize the FDA, let other companies come out and do that job or just have it as an advisory” – Jo Jorgensen

Foreign Policy Changes

  • If Jo were president, she’d bring back most of the troops from overseas:
    • “Today I would bring our troops home and turn America into one giant Switzerland, armed and neutral” Jo Jorgensen
  • If the US took withdrew their troops from other countries, terrorist groups would be less likely to attack the US because they could no longer blame the US for meddling in their country
  • The US also needs to stop paying for other country’s militaries. Currently, the US helps pay for France’s military.
    • “We spend more money on our military than the next 7 countries combined” – Jo Jorgensen
  • Jo would also remove tariffs:
    • “Tariffs are basically an invisible tax and we need to get rid of that invisible tax” Jo Jorgensen
      • When goods cross borders, troops don’t need to
        • “You tend to not bomb your best customers”

The Government Isn’t Perfect

  • The government doesn’t always know best. Just look at how the mayor of New York City has acted during the pandemic.
    • “Here we have government making the wrong decision and people were forced to live by it” – Jo Jorgensen
  • The risk of a young person getting seriously hurt by COVID is extremely tiny so we should let them go back to work while keeping older people inside:
    • “There’s no reason to keep young people locked up and not let them go to work” – Jo Jorgensen
  • Businesses are much better at creating jobs than the government:
    • “Research is pretty clear that money left in the hands of businesses create about twice as many jobs as that same money that goes to the government…The government can’t create jobs. It can only take from some and give to others.”Jo Jorgensen
  • There 3 things the government should focus on, the rest can be done by people and businesses:
    • “I think the function of government should be police, courts, and military” Jo Jorgensen

Additional Notes

  • As president, Jo would get rid of the personal income tax
  • She would also get rid of the Department of Education because she believes education should be localized. It would save about $1,500 for each student that could go towards their college tuition.
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