Saturday, January 5, 2013
A Green New Deal
About a year ago, the Green Party's presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, gave an address regarding a "Green New Deal" that the Green Party planned to implement should they win the White House. Among other things, Dr. Stein said:
"Our Full Employment Program will directly create 16 million jobs through a community-based direct employment initiative that will be nationally funded, locally controlled, and democratically protected against conflicts of interest and pay-to-play influence peddling. The program will directly create jobs in the public and the private sector. Instead of going to an unemployment office when you can’t find work, you can simply go to the local employment office to find a public sector job."
(http://www.jillstein.org/full_text_green_new_deal, accessed January 5, 2013)
It's a shame that we're stuck in the two party system, because a lot of good ideas--that many Americans would approve of--get ignored.
(Image above is a WPA poster, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)