It's time to start calling a spade a spade. Joe Biden is a Fantastic candidate for President. This isn't just about removing Donald Trump from office. Joe Biden isn't just winning because of Trump's failures, the state of the country and the greay pain, loss and grief sweeping the nation under Trump's failure to lead. It's time to recognize and acknowledge what so many people in the Media, this White House and the opposition have neglected completely: President Jospeh Robert Biden has the potential to be one of the Great American Presidents. His platfrom and agenda is the biggest Change platform we will have experienced in our lifetimes. By labeling him a "moderate", Joe Biden has been able to put together the most progressive platform since FDR - and unlike controversial or polarizing candidates, Joe Biden has the ability to actually pass his agenda and make these plans a reality.
In Joe, we have the rare opportunity to pass sweeping reform, massive change and a monumental shift of Power and Economic Equity to The People, that can only happen with someone who has the ability to unify and bring all of Congress and the Senate together. I can think of no other figure in modern history who has those abilities, the volume of politicians on all sides whom hold him in high regard and respect personally - and the experience required to Lead and care for All Americans
Trump would have us believe that experience is a bad thing; that growth, wisdom, lessons learned and 8 years running this country as 2nd in command aren't exactly what they are: A wealth of assets very few, if any, Presidents posess.
If it were anyone else, they might make their entire campaign about not being Donald Trump. They might spend all of their time attacking and pointing out his failures, mass chaos and the millions of lives Trump has harmed. But that's not who Joe Biden is. That's why, from day one, his campaign has focused all it's energy on building a platform and agenda for The People - a plan that will be the most progressive, largest sweeping change platform in American history. And Joe can get it passed, too. This isn't a MARCH for Joe Biden. This is a MARCH for The People - and Joe Biden just happens to be walking in front, Leading by example, arms locked with the allies, faith leaders, heroes and advocates of every corner, cause and aspect of the American People. He Leads with Wisdom and Experience, detailing a plan that will make a massive shift of Power and Equity to The People. But this plan isn't the copyrighted proprietary, how'd-he-even-think-of-that masterpiece conceived of by Joe Biden alone. That's not who Joe is. He Listens
The Biden plan is the People's plan. Everyone has a voice. Everyone is heard. Everyone deserves a seat at the table.
A $15/hr minimum wage, set to raise every year with inflation, stronger Unions, and Federal investment in raising wages across the board.
Establish a $100 billion Affordable Housing Fund to construct and upgrade affordable housing. $65 billion in new incentives for state housing authorities and the Indian Housing Block Grant program to construct or rehabilitate low-cost, efficient, resilient, and accessible housing
$640 billion over 10 years so every American has access to housing that is affordable, stable, safe and healthy, accessible, energy efficient and resilient, and located near good schools and with a reasonable commute to their jobs
Maxine Waters’ Ending Homelessness Act $13 billion to tackle homelessness over five years, including $5 billion for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, and the law will create more than 400,000 additional housing units for homeless
$10 billion investment in Low-Income Housing construction, and $13 billion to tackle homelessness and a B. Biden will lead a task force of mayors and other local elected officials to put on his desk within 100 days a roadmap for making this right a reality nationwide
Affordable – taking up no more than 30% of income so they have money left over to meet other needs;
Stable – providing families with the consistency they need to maintain jobs, perform well in school, and develop social networks necessary for well-being;
Safe and healthy – protecting families from environmental and social risks from polluted air to lead contamination to gun violence;
Accessible – meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities so they can live in their communities;
Energy efficient and resilient – reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and withstanding the impacts of climate change; and located near good schools and with a reasonable commute to their jobs.
Provide Section 8 housing vouchers to every eligible family so that no one has to pay more than 30% of their income for rental housing. This will provide assistance to at least 17 million low-income families. And, as part of the Homeowner and Renter Bill of Rights, Biden will enact a law prohibiting landlords from discriminating against renters receiving federal housing benefits.
$5 billion Renter's Tax Credit in federal funding every year, to reduce rent and utilities to 30% of income for low-income Americans.
That’s the reason Barack Obama and Joe Biden fought so hard for the Affordable Care Act. We should defend and build upon the Affordable Care Act to ensure every American has access to quality, affordable health care.
We should give every American the right to choose a public option like Medicare.
We should also offer premium-free access to this public option for people who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid, but for the fact they have been denied access to it by governors and state legislatures who have refused the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. We must ensure that they are receiving coverage that matches what they would have access to through Medicaid.
And, we should dedicate the full force of our nation’s expertise and resources to tackle our greatest public health challenges, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, opioid addiction, and mental health.
“I’m a practicing Catholic. I believe faith is a gift. And the first obligation we all have is, ‘Love your God,’ the second one is, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ … ‘Treat people with dignity.’ Everyone’s entitled to dignity, that’s a basic tenet in my household.” – Vice President Joe Biden Joe Biden believes that in America, no matter where you start in life, everyone should be able to live up to their God-given potential. He knows that we need to rebuild the middle class, and this time make sure everybody comes along—regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. As President, Joe Biden will protect Americans of all faiths and religions. The Biden Administration will fight to put an end to the bigotry, racism and xenophobia Donald Trump has provoked and encouraged. We're better than this. And we will protect our fellow Americans of all faiths and none at all, honoring our Constitution and the inalienable Rights every human being is entitled to.
The inhumanity of Donald Trump's presidency has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of souls. The indignity and human rights violations at our southern border, to the apathy and disregard for the loss of life from COVID-19, to the senseless killing of Black Americans without a glimmer of sorrow.
The American middle class built this country. Yet today, CEOs and Wall Street are putting profits over workers, plain and simple. It’s wrong. There used to be a basic bargain in this country that when you work hard, you were able to share in the prosperity your work helped create.
Serve as stewards of our creation and protect our planet against climate change: In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis directed the global community to raise awareness about the growing climate change crisis. Climate change threatens communities across the country, from beachfront coastal towns to rural farms in the heartland.
Climate change threatens communities across the country, from beachfront coastal towns to rural farms in the heartland. We must turbocharge our efforts to address climate change and ensure that every American has access to clean drinking water, clean air, and an environment free from pollutants.
Biden believes the Green New Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face. It powerfully captures two basic truths, which are at the core of his plan: (1) the United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge, and (2) our environment and our economy are completely and totally connected.