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By Dr. Jill Stein- Green Party Presidential candidate who received a half million votes despite media blackout and being ostracized from debate in 2012 election, and who actually discusses the climate crisis.
"As the highly scripted stagecraft of the presidential campaign fades from the headlines, there's a new show in Washington. ”Fiscal Cliff” stars President Barack Obama, who urges Republicans and Democrats to agree on a ”grand bargain” that would soften the economic shock of the impending across-the-board tax and spending cuts. But that bipartisan handshake would be nothing to celebrate.
Here's why: Both parties are intent on imposing an austerity budget bloated with military spending and private-industry health insurance waste. That would be a raw deal for the American people.
It's a sign of Washington's rightward drift that a Democratic president has offered to put Social Security on the chopping block, even though it hasn't contributed one dime to the deficit. And Obama has offered to cut Medicare rather than pursue an improved ”Medicare for All” insurance system that could save trillions over the next decade by eliminating the wasteful bureaucracy and medical inflation inherent in our private health insurance system.
Equally troubling, both parties are ignoring another problem that's truly critical: the climate cliff.
Our planet is rapidly approaching a geophysical tipping point at which the consequences of climate change, such as the disappearance of polar ice caps and the melting of frozen methane deposits, trigger an unstoppable acceleration of warming. Once that happens, it will render our climate incompatible with civilization as we know it.
Throwing the nation over the climate cliff will make our current fiscal challenges look like a minor bump in the road.
Mother Nature must also have a seat at the negotiating table as our leaders hash out their supposedly grand bargain. In a nation already reeling from droughts, wildfires, and superstorms, budget priorities must reconcile the climate and economic imperatives. After all, they're ultimately one and the same.
Our current drive to expand oil and gas drilling on U.S. soil is part of a bipartisan energy policy that's doing nothing to reduce unsustainably high carbon emissions. Showpiece programs to encourage renewable energy alternatives like solar and wind can't avert climate disaster unless they're going to replace fossil fuels."
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Thanks to Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, and the Google Plus team for participating in the world's first ever online debate. The world was witness to not only the wonders of a new technology, but patient with its introduction to American politics. More importantly, credit has to be given to the candidates and IVN participants: real questions from real people with real responses.
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•Wednesday, October 17. 8–9 a.m. EDT: Our "Expanding the Debate" series continues with highlights from the second presidential debate. Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson, and Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode will join us live on the show to offer responses to the same questions asked to President Obama and Mitt Romney. [We have extended an invitation to Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.]
•Monday, October 22. Time TBA: We continue our "Expanding the Debate" series with a live broadcast during the third presidential debate with real-time responses from Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson. [We have extended an invitation to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.]
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For anyone interested in responses not bought by corporate donors.•Wednesday, October 17. 8–9 a.m. EDT: Our "Expanding the Debate"... more
There were some technical difficulties so it was delayed for a few minutes. Dr. Stein answered questions on mountaintop removal, financial transaction tax, fracking (from me) and discussed the climate in general.There were some technical difficulties so it was delayed for a few minutes. Dr. Stein... more
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Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkola discussing real issues with Amy Goodman (who was actually cordial to her unlike Jennifer Granholm) on Democracy Now! prior to receiving the nomination of the Green Party for president. She speaks of a Green New Deal, poverty, unemployment, foreclosures, student debt, Wall Street, Medicare for all, climate change, Citizens United and other real issues not discussed by the moneyed status quo candidates in this campaign whose only focus is money, ego, mudslinging, winning at any cost and making you afraid of speaking your mind and working for that real change.
I like what Dr. Stein proposes (especially the Green New Deal which is modeled on FDR's New Deal) and I know it is achievable. And while she may well not have any chance of winning this election it is way past time for Americans to get up out of their chairs and let their voices be heard. She is exactly right about the Poltics of Fear and the need to now bring a new era of the Politics of Courage.
We need inspiration, excitement, courage, boldness and action. We need to know our votes truly matter and that the person we are voting FOR truly has our best interests at heart. The status quo does not as we have seen time and time again. We all know it, but we continue to live in fear of really doing something about it. Change will never come if we continue to make excuses for why we say we should move while remaining motionless.
It is also blatantly undemocratc to not allow others in our country running for the highest office to not be heard in debates (whether we agree with them or not) especially if they are focusing on the issues that truly matter to all Americans instead of the status quo soundbites.
Not only this country but humanity as a whole is at a crossroads. We need leaders willing to take this on not only fron a political standpoint but a moral one. Change will come, but only if we make it happen. I say, if not now, when? Dr. Stein has my vote.Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkola discussing real issues with Amy Goodman (who was... more