The Minor Candidates: The Green Jill Stein

jlstnStein’s agenda includes “an emergency Green New Deal,” calling climate change “the greatest threat to humanity in our history.” She wants to nationalize the Federal Reserve, increase mass transit, raise the minimum wage to $15 and legalize marijuana. Under her administration, she also wants housing to be “guaranteed,” Obamacare to be transformed into a single-payer system, college to be free, and all student loan debt to be cancelled.

She supports reparations for black Americans and has called for freeing police-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, a popular leftist cause. (She also calls for freeing Indian leader Leonard Pelltier, in prison for killing two FBI agents in 1975.) She opposes charter schools and computers in schools, believing that wireless internet damages children’s brains.

The Green Party candidate of course favors radical environmental policies; she wants to create 20 million green jobs to address the “national emergency” of climate change and for the U.S. to have 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

To pay for her ambitious plans, Stein would raise taxes on the rich and cut defense spending by at least 50 percent.

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