Actions speak louder than words, here is what Joe Biden has done for America in public office
With President Donald Trump in office, many Americans have lost sight of reality. Everyone takes out their phone and is bombarded with contradictory statements making it impossible to figure out what the truth is.
For every good thing said about someone, there are more bad things said on social media. And that is what the Republicans and Donald Trump want. If there isn't one set of facts, nothing can be agreed upon and chaos ensues.
However, there is one way around this. Look at people's actions. Actions speak louder than words. That is a principle that everyone can agree upon regardless of party affiliation.
So next time you hear Donald Trump talk about Joe Biden, collect yourself and don't listen. Make the judgement for yourself by looking at the actions and record of Joe Biden compared to that of Donald Trump.
Joe Biden's record
Biden served in the Senate for 30 years and was a Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee
Joe Biden was essential in helping to pass the Affordable Care Act
Biden got the Recovery Act passed and oversaw its implementation, which brought us out of the 2008 recession
Spearheaded a landmark piece of legislation known as the Violence Against Women Act
Oversaw infrastructure spending to counteract the Great Recession
Helped formulate U.S. policy toward Iraq through the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011
Legal aid for survivors of domestic violence
Funding for victim assistance services, like rape crisis centers and hotlines
Programs to meet the needs of immigrant women and women of different races or ethnicities
Programs and services for victims with disabilities
Fought to pass The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, historic legislation expanding hate crimes law to include crimes based on one’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability
Championing LGBTQ Protections in the 2013 Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization
Defending Equal Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Early Support for HIV/AIDS Resources. Biden has long fought for access to treatment for people with HIV/AIDS. Dating back to 1987, he voted to authorize critical funding for medication that prolonged life for people with AIDS
Cut prescription drug cost for Medicare recipients by 50%
Insurance companies must cover pre-existing conditions
Expanded state run health insurance to cover additional four million kids
Insurance companies can no longer drop you when you get sick
Sponsored reauthorization of the Global AIDS program (PEPFAR), which significantly expanded the funding and targets for treatment, care, and prevention of HIV/AIDS and repealed statutory ban on visas for people who were HIV-positive
Created a national pandemic playbook and left it for Trump (who disregarded it)
Helped Barack Obama win the 2008 election to become the United State's first African-American President
Donald Trump's record
Trump was confronted with the biggest challenge of his presidency and failed miserably. While other countries took actions to contain the virus, Trump "played it down."
He mocked people for wearing masks. He refused to wear a mask save for a tweet months after the pandemic started
He ceded responsibility to the Governors and then immediately encouraged unrest and undermined them
He malice and incompetence killed 200,000+ Americans. The numbers grow every day.
Killed Herman Cain by hosting superspreader rallies
Millions unemployed with most of those jobs not coming back
Sowed distrust in the free press by launching a "fake news" campaign
Violated nepotism laws, putting his unqualified children in positions of power
Stoked violence and unrest on our streets
Defended and emboldened white supremacists
Family separations and deaths of migrant children
Pulled out of the Iran deal, making a nuclear Iran a growing threat
Pulled out of climate deal
Removed key provisions of the ACA without having a plan
Quid Pro Quo with Ukraine
Continued coordination with Russia
Record indictments/charges against staff, multiple guilty
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Ryan is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Business Journalism. He has written in the past for SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride, USA Today Sports Media Group, North Carolina Business News Wire, the Daily Tar Heel, and has worked with Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league.