• Ryan Lipton

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

  • While in the Senate & House, Joe Biden passed 167 pieces of legislation

  • 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

  • Brought gay marriage to forefront and made it become a reality

  • 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

  • Federal rape shield law

  • 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

  • Launched First Comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy

  • 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

  • Action to combat Ebola and H1N1 saved countless lives

  • 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

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About Ryan Lipton:

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.


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