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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Comparing Stein and Barr

Jill Stein

Ok, I took 45 minutes to watch Jill Stein's "Green New Deal" speech. Here are some highlights:

"When they say there’s not enough money, they mean there’s not enough money for YOU. Instead of austerity, we can end the Wall Street bailouts, cut the bloated military and tax the bloated rich."

"And an economy that is addicted to ever-increasing supplies of oil is not only doomed, it is a national security disaster just waiting to happen."

"We will invest in research in sustainable, nontoxic materials, closed-loop cycles that eliminate waste and pollution, as well as organic agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable forestry."

"We will democratize monetary policy to bring about public control of the money supply and credit creation. This means we’ll nationalize the private bank-dominated Federal Reserve Banks and place them under a Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department…"

"This change will never come from the top. It never ever comes from the career politicians or the powerful Washington lobbyists. Real change has to come from the grassroots…"


Roseanne Barr

And here are some highlights from Roseanne Barr's candidate questionnaire:

"Both the Democratic and Republican parties are bought and paid for by corporate America and cater to the needs of the highest bidder as opposed to the people they claim to represent. I cannot be bought. I have been a tireless advocate of Occupy Wall Street since Day 1 when I delivered my campaign speech in Liberty Plaza on September 17th, 2011. I have considerable access to mass media as a result of spending the greater part of my life in show business."

"I will introduce a Constitutional Amendment that will end corporate personhood and remove the unfair advantage that corporations have in influencing the decisions made in Washington."

"I will rewrite labor laws so that U.S. companies are bound by them even when they try to skirt them by shipping jobs overseas."

"Not only will I bring home all U.S. troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Mexico and the Horn of Africa, but I will also permanently shut down the 1,000-plus foreign U.S. military bases around the world."

"I will legalize all marijuana and all drugs in general. Drug education will be offered and treatment plans will be put in place for abusers."



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