so if we're choosing between two evils I can't imagine we're better off with Trump to avoid a boomerang. We need to restore some order with someone who doesn't need the job I think.
Okay, you’ve asked a legit question so I’ll answer what I see as a likely future under a President Bloomberg.
DACA would be restored by executive order. Bloomberg would attempt to negotiate a long-term path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented in our country. A Moderate president could result in more moderate Democrats and Republicans in Congress to be elected, in the same way that Trump resulted in more far right Republicans in Congress, so it’s possible over the next eight years that Bloomberg could achieve this.
We wouldn’t go to war with North Korea or Iran. Relations with Russia is a question mark.
Normal relations with NATO would resume. Trade wars with Europe would end.
Trade deals, favorable to corporations over workers, would be signed.
The stock market would perform well due to increased global stability.
Trade wars with China would definitely end: a few years ago, Bloomberg Media killed a story on Chinese corruption because of fears it might negatively impact all of his business interests in China. (New York Times). A recent PBS interview in September makes clear that human rights issues would not be a major concern for him:
In an interview for the PBS television show "Firing Line" in September, Bloomberg drew sharp criticism after seeming to defend Xi’s government as responsive to its people and fundamentally democratic.
“The Communist Party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public,” he said. “Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents or he’s not going to survive.” (VOA News)
Bloomberg would rescind executive orders on allowing coal mines to pollute waterways. At the same time, he probably would not ban fracking, based on his comments in his book Climate of Hope: “Natural gas, when safely and responsibly extracted, has been a godsend for the environment and public health,” and that “fracking allows for the most efficient extraction of natural gas” and that “it makes sense to frack.”
Bloomberg would not increase taxes on the rich. As a result, he would not be able to pay for the Climate Change actions required without cutting social programs like social security and Medicaid or cutting military spending. It’s doubtful he would get bipartisan support from Congress to do either.
President Bloomberg would not raise the minimum wage to a living wage, based on his public comments in the past that he’s against raising the minimum wage.
I don’t know what his true views are on the Affordable Care Act, although it’s safe to assume M4A is not going to happen since it requires taxing the wealthy to pay for it. My guess is that he would implement something closer to Romnycare.
Basically, under a President Bloomberg administration, the world would become lukewarm for the average American: the world wouldn’t be in continual chaos, things might improve for some, but economically the working and middle class would remain financially stagnant and the gulf between the 1% and the rest of the world would expand even greater.
My viewpoint, FWIW, is that it’s not enough: being thankful that it’s not four more years of Trump isn’t going to make the world a significantly better place. I totally get the rationale for voting for the lesser of two evils, but the real question for me is whether four more years of Trump is significantly worse than eight years of Bloomberg. Especially when it’s so below what the world could look life if a progressive president was elected.