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The Case for Joe Biden and the Future of the US Elections

"All those who've been knocked down counted out, left behind, this is your campaign"


-Joe Biden


Joe Biden has served at the House of Senate six times and was the forty-seventh Vice President of the United States under Barack Obama. Now, he's running for President.


Joe Biden has an exceptional ability to connect with blue-collar workers in industries such as manufacturing and fast food. He has even promised to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.


The child tax credit is a reduction in the amount of tax that a taxpayer owes the government, and is provided to reduce the burden of childcare and education. Mr Biden wants to triple this amount from $2,000 to $6,000.


Joe Biden is vouching for zero tuition for all students. In addition, he wants to double the size of the Federal Pell Grant award- monetary aid for low-income undergraduate students. He pledges to triple federal government spending on low-income schools and districts from around $16 billion per year to around $48 billion. However, due to the pandemic, states are prioritizing lives over education and it is unlikely that these policies would come into play anytime soon.


Joe Biden is proposing improvements to the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. People who don't get insurance at health exchanges (organizations that provide insurance) or at work, can get insurance at exchanges set up under the Affordable Care. And, under Joe Biden, they would be entitled to generous subsidies for premiums.


Joe Biden vows to fully fund the federal Section 8 housing voucher program, which provides rental assistance to poor families. This is essential because around 75% of poor families who meet the eligibility requirements don't get that assistance as a result of the program being under-funded.


Joe Biden's prospects of winning are high as of now, he's leading the national polls. The inefficient handling of the pandemic has led to thousands of deaths and job losses. Moreover, the killing of George Floyd further revealed the underlying racism and incompetency that voters believed the Trump administration harbored. Now, people are looking up to Joe Biden as their savior. He already ran for President twice before. Perhaps, third time's a charm.


Reporter: Haneen F.

Bangalore, India | epicenter.newsmedia@gmail.com

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