Jill Stein and Mitt Romney may both possess connections to Massachusetts and an affinity for running for political office, but that's where the similarities end. You see, Stein is the Green Party nominee for President of the United States, and if she was to be elected she'd like to spread Medicare to everyone, forgive student loan debt, and, well, pretty much Occupy Wall Street.
Stein, whose name will appear on 38 state ballots, bases her campaign around a "Green New Deal" aiming to create jobs and a green energy-based economy through programs like the New Deal's Work Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps. Stein has also targeted the Pentagon, telling Glenn 'Instapundit' Reynolds of USA Today that its budget ought to be slashed to pre-2000 levels.
Stein, who's no stranger to controversy, picked Cheri Honkala, an anti-poverty advocate and recurring law breaker, as her running mate. But, as Reynolds notes, Stein seems to have been regulated to the sidelines in the press - and like her Libertarian counterpart, Gary Johnson, she hasn't been invited to any debates.
It is deducted from everyones checks, the problem is too many of us get that money back at tax time. I dont see many using that refund to buy healthcare services, they want both. I mean its really going to be an ideological difference to have or not have these programs, but no one should ride for free
@PuroChorizo361 guys you are missing the point or not reading what I said. I dint say you personally get it back at tax time. I made the argument that MANY of us get more back at tax time than they paid in total. A few years ago I came out ahead due to tax credits for kids and whatnot. They are not kidding when they say almost 50% of americans do not pay taxes. many of their deductions result in a net gain for the year. but they still feel entitled. Gov provided everything will never work correctly
I can tell you one thing, if it was between her and Obama, I'd even become an Obama sycophant!!! We should, however hear more from all other candidates. If the media was truly unbiased they could all get together and have prime-time space given to them, that all could be heard.
You are right about that. If it was between those two the republicans would all be rallying around Obama claiming its just a step in the better direction, and "we'll get em next time". kind of like they are with Romney, and bush, etc. but it never turns out like they say
Stein may be a left-wing wacko, but she has the backing of a significant movement - the Greens - and qualifying for the ballot in 38 states is evidence of enough support that she deserves to be heard. If her ideas are too extreme, voters will reject them, but let them have that choice. When Stein ran for Governor she was allowed to participate in the debates.
Hooray for seeing some coverage on a third party canidate. See may be uber-left, but I would vote for anyways just to try and send a message to the dems and republicans that we are fed up with their BS. They have a stranglehold on this nation and each year their candidates get weaker and more corrupt than the last. Yet they and the media make sure that when it comes election time, it will always come down to one or the other. It's about time they got a wake up call. Seriously, how much worse a job could she do at this point.
Good on the desire for medicare for all. We have the worst and most ineffectual system for health care in the world.
As for exposure to 3rd party candidates? Absolutely, but its a moot point. What should happen is the system that allows "parties" should be destroyed all together. No one party has exclusive hold on good ideas and we can see that having parties just categorizes political wants/needs/desires, So removing the party affiliation system all together is what we need. Stop letting the government pidgeon hole, and force candidates to be representative to ideas, instead of rhetoric.
The insurance you get through work is tax deductible so the government is already paying for your insurance so why not cut out the middle man who many times collects the check and denies service when something major comes along. C'mon America lets join the rest of the developed world and make sure everyone has access to medical care regardless of income.
There is no reason why she shouldnt be heard..I actually like some of the points she talks about .. Give America more choices instead of just dumb and dumber..on another note she looks nuttier than crunchy peanut butter..haha