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The Greens: A Party Whose Time Has Come?

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While both major parties hold out tin ears to the voices of Americans, the Green Party has its ear to the ground.




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At a time when Washington claims that it is politically impossible to implement a single-payer program -- Medicare for All -- the Greens are backing it one hundred percent. For years now, polls have shown that a solid majority recognizes that single payer would be the least costly and most efficient method of delivering quality health care to all Americans.


During his first campaign for the presidency, Obama said he supported single-payer, but we didn't hear a peep out of him when early in 2009, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that single-payer would be "off the table." This comment came at a time when Democrats had a majority in both the Senate and the House.

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Pelosi's shot across the bow of Obama's ship of state typifies the struggle that goes on in our nation's capital and in every state between the executive and legislative branches for control of the agenda. It makes no difference whether or not the same party is in charge of both branches.


Obama could have used the huge grassroots organization that put him in office to pressure recalcitrant Democratic legislators to work with him, warning them if they did not they would have an opponent in the next election. When he was in power, Lyndon Johnson knew how "to kick butt."   Obama, however, left the field to Congress and assumed the role of supplicant.


Furthermore, neither major party candidate has a plan to provide work DIRECTLY to the people who are currently unemployed.

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The Green Party's presidential nominee, Dr. Jill Stein, stated on Democracy Now (7/13/12), "We need big solutions, not solutions around the margins. We really need to end unemployment. We need to put 25 million people back to work with good-paying jobs."


The Green Party's plan is similar to FDR's. To be known as the Green New Deal, Stein says, "Funds would be for direct job creation, jobs that are community-based in small businesses and worker cooperatives, as well as public services and public works, that's how you can do it. It's not rocket science."

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