2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden wrote an op-ed on October 18, 2020, in AZ Central outlining how he would like to help Arizonans.

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Using the example of chef and restaurant owner Silvana Salcido Esparza (a terminally ill person who gave up her health insurance to help pay her workers,” Mr. Biden acknowledged that too many “Arizonans have had their lives turned upside down.”

The Democratic Nominee then criticized Mr. Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus Pandemic and its economic fallout (including his pursuit of getting rid of the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court.)

He then proposed several solutions for the Arizonan’s plight, calling for:

  • A Scranton worldview perspective as opposed to the Park Avenue one Mr. Trump espouses.
  • If elected, the passing of the Biden Build Back Better Economic plans that Moody’s Analytics forecast would create more jobs and yield greater economic growth than the Trump prescriptions.
  • Listening to the scientists and experts in combatting COVID 19. Mr. Trump, in recent rallies, seems to think that is a bad thing. 
  • Increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy. The former Vice President promised he would not raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year.
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare.
  • Create many jobs in the increasingly dominant clean energy industry.
  • Raise the minimum wage.
  • Reducing health care costs and expanding access.
  • Expanding access to child care facilities.
  • Greater funding for education.
  • Saving the soul of the country. 

Biden also cited the endorsement of Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Arizona Republican Senator.

He finished by writing:

“Kamala and I will work every day to bind up our wounds and bring this country back together. We will govern as American leaders…”

“…After all that America has been through, we cannot allow ourselves to go on being so divided.”

“We have the ultimate power in our hands: the power to vote. Early voting in Arizona has already begun. Whether you are voting early by mail, dropbox, in person, or on Election Day, vote as soon as you can.”

“Because Silvana was right: If one of us goes under, we all go under. But the opposite is true as well: When we rise, we rise together.”

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