Stein Official Green Party Candidate
A doctor and former candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Stein will be the party’s first candidate to have qualified for federal matching funds, The New York Times reported, which is a “a milestone for this 11-year-old alternative party” which does not accept corporate donations.
On the Issues breaks down a few of Stein’s key political statements in recent years:
On the budget and the economy:
- Reduce spending via military cuts & preventive health. (Dec 2011)
- Stimulus plan was not big enough. (May 2012)
- End the Bush-Obama recession; ask wealthy to pay share. (Dec 2011)
On the environment:
- Environment & economy are interdependent; not at odds. (Dec 2011)
- Sustainable transportation plus sustainable food supply. (Dec 2011)
- $200M for 50,000 green jobs: address both supply demand. (Sep 2010)
- Sustainable development; and ban genetically modified food. (Nov 2001)
On energy and oil:
- National ban on fracking; natural gas is not clean. (Jan 2012)
- World War II-scale mobilization to reduce carbon burden. (Jan 2012)
- Renewable energy is win-win for economy & national security. (Dec 2011)
- Nuclear energy is dirty, dangerous and expensive. (Dec 2011)
- Logging wood for electricity is neither clean nor green. (Sep 2010)
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