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Jill Stein on Jobs

Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor


Directly create jobs, not via tax breaks

OBAMA: The most important thing we can do is to make sure that we are creating jobs in this country, but not just jobs, good-paying jobs, ones that can support a family.

ROMNEY: I know what it takes to create good jobs again. The middle class has been crushed over the last four years, and jobs have been too scarce. I know what it takes to bring them back, and I'm going to do that.

STEIN: As for jobs, we're actually calling for a program that has a track record of actually creating jobs--that is, a Green New Deal for America. We want to directly create jobs, not simply provide tax breaks for corporations or tax breaks for the job creators to move their jobs to China or India. The Green New Deal will create 25 million job, including a spectrum of jobs in the green sector, as well as jobs that meet our social needs, and these are public services and public works, like during the New Deal that got us out of the Depression.

Source: Democracy Now! Expanded Second Obama-Romney 2012 debate , Oct 16, 2012

Stimulus spent $220K per job; I propose $20K per green job

The Green New Deal is an emergency jobs creation plan that addresses unemployment & also the climate. It's a win-win on all those fronts and is modeled after the New Deal that helped us get out of the Great Depression. It would jumpstart the economy as a green economy, instead of going back to the same old economy. It goes green and also relocalizes, and it jumpstarts, in particular, small businesses and co-operatives. And in so doing, it puts a stop to escalating climate change.

We're talking about green manufacturing, sustainable local agriculture, public transportation and clean renewable energy that has the added benefit of making wars for oil obsolete. The cost for Obama's stimulus package worked out to be about $220,000 per job created, because the mechanisms were indirect and relied a lot on tax incentives, which don't always get used to create jobs. This, instead, would be money used directly to create jobs and would be more like $20,000 per job created.

Source: Interview with Steve Horn of Truthout.org , Jan 29, 2012

Economic Bill of Rights: unionize; fair taxation; fair trade

The Green New Deal begins with an Economic Bill of Rights that recognizes our rights to an economy that serves people. This means that everyone willing and able to work has the right to a job at a living wage. All of us have the right to quality education, health care, utilities, and housing. Each of us has the right to unionize, to fair taxation, and to fair trade.

This means that everyone willing and able to work has the right to a job at a living wage. All of us have the right to quality education, health care, housing and utilities. Each of us has the right to unionize, to fair taxation, and to fair trade.

The promise of an Economic Bill of Rights came out of the last period of widespread, extreme economic hardship, the Great Depression. In 1944, FDR said that "true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence." And 20 years later, Martin Luther King raised up the call for an Economic Bill of Rights once again.

Source: Green Party 2012 People's State of the Union speech , Jan 25, 2012

Full Employment Program: green jobs and community needs

We will end unemployment in America once and for all by ensuring a job at a living wage for every American willing and able to work. This includes jobs that improve our environment, like clean manufacturing, organic agriculture, public transportation and clean renewable energy. It also includes jobs that provide urgently needed social infrastructure--for public education, health care, child care, elder care, youth programs, and arts and culture.

Our Full Employment Program will 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 & 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. These 16 million jobs are 8 times the number sought in Obama's recent jobs proposal.

Source: Green Party 2012 People's State of the Union speech , Jan 25, 2012

Green New Deal: emergency program for 25M jobs

The Green New Deal is an emergency program of job creation to put 25 million people back to work--based on the New Deal that got us out of the Depression. It will end the Bush-Obama recession and transition us quickly to the environment and economy we need to survive in the 21st century. One of its merits is it will make wars for oil obsolete, which provides additional benefits to our economy, Those wars are a drain of over $1 trillion a year if you add up the military-industrial costs.
Source: 2011 AmericansElect interview questionnaire with Jill Stein , Dec 21, 2011

Require living wage

Source: Campaign web site, JillForGov.org, “Issues” , Nov 24, 2001

Other candidates on Jobs: Jill Stein on other issues:
Incumbents:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
GOP Candidates:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Rocky Anderson(J)
Roseanne Barr(PF)
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Jill Stein(G)
Andre Barnett(Ref.)

GOP Withdrawals:
Rep.Michele Bachmann(MN)
Herman Cain(GA)
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
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Page last updated: Oct 27, 2012