Does Biden Really Care About Working People?

( – The 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a wrap. It was billed as a “unity” convention, however, the only uniting was around Trump-hating. The emphasis over the four-day virtual gathering wasn’t on improving working people’s lives; it was a big grievance fest about how screwed up they believe America is without offering real solutions.

While Democratic nominee Joe Biden spoke about love over hate, he failed to demonstrate that he cares about the working people in a practical manner that will make a difference in their lives. People don’t need their leaders to love them. They need their leaders to make good decisions that empower them to fulfill their God-given potential.

Unfortunately, Biden continues to struggle with the truth. While he presented himself as a moderate on the night of Thursday, August 20, just a few weeks ago, he claimed that he will be the most progressive president ever, if elected. In the acceptance speech, Biden contrasted himself as good and Trump as evil — this could become Biden’s “deplorable” moment.

Democrats Stay Silent on Their Written Agenda

The party platform for this convention was the most radical and extreme of all time. It includes:

  • Job killing taxes and regulations
  • The Green New Deal
  • Universal healthcare
  • Free college
  • Student loan forgiveness
  • Extra rights for racial justice, LGBTQ, as well as other groups
  • Crushing 2nd Amendment restrictions
  • Open borders
  • Amnesty for illegals
  • “Shared prosperity” – Which is code for creating or expanding government programs that trap people in government dependency

Did you hear any of that during the convention? Except for the few minutes they gave the socialists Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), moderate Democrats avoided their stated agenda.

More Questions Unanswered than Answered

There are a lot of unanswered questions coming out of this convention. Many times, you learn more about a candidate by what they don’t say than what they do say. Three questions stick out when it comes to caring about middle-class workers that were not addressed over the four nights of the convention:

  1. How will Biden put the 10 million working-class people on unemployment back to work?
  2. Will Democrats finally work with Republicans to get them COVID-19 relief?
  3. What are Biden’s plans to deal with extreme violence in big, Democratic-led American cities that force businesses to close permanently and erode opportunities for work?

Why are Democrats Blocking COVID-19 Relief

If Biden and the Democrats care so much about working families, why are they blocking COVID-19 relief? Democrats and Republicans both agree that families are hurting financially. Nearly 15 million Americans are still unemployed as of August 8, and these Americans need help.

On Saturday, August 22, House Democrats plan to vote on a $25 billion package for the United States Postal Service (USPS). According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the USPS has enough money to last into early next year. However, as of Friday morning, Democrats are resisting Republican overtures for a “skinny” bill that would include direct payments to Americans.

Why are Democrat openly blockings efforts to pass a “skinny” relief package that would:

  • Give Americans another $1,200 each?
  • Give an extension of any unemployment benefits that would add to the bottom line of working families?
  • Extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses?

This past week, Democrats occasionally spoke about their care for working Americans but provided little substance. Biden barely addressed the issue in his acceptance speech. Instead, his main point was he’s a kind, caring, compassionate person, unlike the big, bad, evil Trump.

That’s all fine and dandy. However, how does the rhetoric match the behavior and policies that contrast with their stated objective? Democrats are great at talking. The hard part for them is doing.

Is it because when they follow their agenda, it hurts more than it helps?

By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor

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