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Joe Biden is the fighter we need to win
Former VP has track record to lift America
 
Published Monday, February 17, 2020 12:21 pm
by Anthony Foxx

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has the endorsement of former transportation secretary Anthony Foxx, a Charlotte native and former mayor.

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I know, and respect, all of the remaining Democrats running for President. But there is one I know better than the others and only one I saw working day in and day out throughout my time in the Obama-Biden Administration. I saw him as he advised and supported President Obama through some of the biggest issues facing our nation. He did so with intelligence, heart, strength, humility and skill. 


That’s why I am endorsing Joe Biden for president.  


Joe has a well-earned reputation as a fighter for the middle class and those seeking to enter it. Through his public life, he’s fought to cut taxes for the middle-class, to improve schools, to raise wages and conditions for American workers, to improve health care and to protect women and girls from violence. These fights have strengthened his ability to stand on principle while working anyone who will work with him to make good things happen for all Americans.


In North Carolina, we already see the evidence of Joe’s work. One day, a high-speed rail corridor will connect the Northeast down to Atlanta, and folks will look back at billions of dollars deployed in our state that laid the foundation for it. Joe oversaw those investments and delivered.


Together, we worked to complete Raleigh Union Station, build bicycle and pedestrian trails in Asheville, and support improvements to Highway 301 in Wilson and new transportation facilities in Goldsboro. We helped pass a $305 billion infrastructure package through a hyper-polarized Congress – the first of its kind in a decade, and one of the last major bipartisan bills. There are even stretches of highway now recognizing civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers and late Duke University Professor Dr. John Hope Franklin.


Along the way, we have experienced great highs and lows with Joe, cheering as he gave up a comfortable U.S. Senate seat to serve the first African American president and struggling through the maze of American health care only to lose his beloved son Beau to cancer. Nothing has ever been handed to Joe; many precious people in his life have been taken away.  His life is utterly dedicated to his faith, his family and his devotion to our nation and its values. At a time such as this, we need Joe more than ever.


The Democratic primary, so far, has been a good contest and a chance for many progressive voices to be heard. But let’s keep our eyes on the prize – the eventual contender will face a tough and unconventional opponent in Donald Trump. We need a fighter, yes, but we also need someone who will both invigorate us and compel the rest of America to come our way.

We’ll also need someone who will be steady while walking into who knows what – an economy with no shock absorbers against a downturn due to wasteful tax cuts for big corporations, broken alliances throughout the world, a hollowed out government and a country that needs to be reminded that its greatness is not just a slogan but an everyday effort to be just, to value integrity and the rule of law. We need someone stable and someone who can be a national stabilizer. We need someone who will build a bridge to the dramatic transformations our nation needs and many in our party are now calling for.


Joe has a plan to make life better in North Carolina better, and he has a diverse coalition of support to deliver:


* Joe will protect and build on Obamacare, creating a public option to expand coverage and reduce premiums.


* Joe will work to narrow the gap between rich and poor school districts, tripling funding to Title I schools, providing universal Pre-K and debt-free community college.


* Joe will invest $1.3 trillion in infrastructure for fast-growing states like ours experiencing swelling cities and rising sea levels.


* Joe will triple funding for roads and transit in rural and urban North Carolina.
 
When North Carolina votes on March 3, we’ll be key in deciding who the next president will be. Let’s stay laser-focused on nominating a candidate who can win the hearts and minds of Americans and get things done. Let’s nominate someone with the mix of experience, faith, and integrity and the broadest possible coalition. In my view, that’s Joe Biden, and I am proud to support my friend.


Charlotte native Anthony Foxx is former U.S. transportation secretary in the Obama administration and former Charlotte mayor.

Comments

The cult mentality of Trump supporters and those hired to skew the real issues is in full force here. How about you work on making Trump look like less of a moron and use your own thoughts instead of the brainwashed ones you are spewing? Go support someone instead of using your energy to destroy someone else. You are the problem.....
Posted on February 28, 2020
 
Sorry Democrats you've lied to us too many time. Democrats talk then lie. Trump walks the walk.
Posted on February 22, 2020
 
I love Joe Biden, and he loves me, really -signed younger females
Posted on February 21, 2020
 
The Trump Trolls are in force.
Posted on February 18, 2020
 
Democrats are corrupt and are poisonous to taxpayers and their families. Be it Joe Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg, Pete or Elizabeth Warren. They all follow the left's radical hyena's of Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Al Green, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, Ayanna Pressley, llhan Omar, Val Deming, and Hakeem Jeffries.

If you vote Democrat, this is what you'll get....

-Sanctuary Cities & States..

-Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.

-De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE.

-End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)

-Drivers licenses for illegal aliens.

-Voting rights for illegal aliens.

-Late term abortions up to 9 months.

-Opposed to ANY voter ID Laws.

-Weaken our Military.

-Destruction of all private health care (Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren)

-The Green new deal.

-Free medicare care for all including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded with a 52 trillion price tag)

-Free college for all, including illegal aliens. (tax payer funded) Sanders-Warren

-Disarming Americans.

-Non citizens allowed to hold public office.

-Socialism.

-Citizenship for millions of illegal aliens & TPS.

-Reparations.

-Massive tax increases.

-Open Borders.

-Welfare & Food Stamps for illegal aliens. (Warren/Sanders)

*View their speeches / debates on you tube or the candidates websites.*

Democrat-Socialist Goals & Platform:

Confucius say --Showing facts to a liberal will achieve the same reaction as showing a crucifix to a vampire
Posted on February 18, 2020
 
LMFAO!!!!!!!
Posted on February 17, 2020
 
www.ConservativesForJoeBiden.com
Yep! Ethical conservatives voting for Biden, added to the Dem votes, will get him into the White House.
Posted on February 17, 2020
 
I love Joe Biden. He has my support
Posted on February 17, 2020
 

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