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Green New Deal



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Summary of the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just.

THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL

I - THE ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS

Our country cannot truly move forward until the roots of inequality are pulled up, and the seeds of a new, healthier economy are planted. Thus, the Green New Deal begins with an Economic Bill of Rights that ensures all citizens: 1. The right to employment through a Full Employment Program that will create 25 million jobs by implementing a nationally funded, but locally controlled direct employment initiative replacing unemployment offices with local employment offices offering public sector jobs which are "stored" in job banks in order to take up any slack in private sector employment.
  • Local communities will use a process of broad stakeholder input and democratic decisionmaking to fairly implement these programs.
  • Pay-to-play prohibitions will ensure that campaign contributions or lobbying favors do not impact decision-making.
  • We will end unemployment in America once and for all by guaranteeing a job at a living wage for every American willing and able to work.
2. Worker's rights including the right to a living wage, to a safe workplace, to fair trade, and to organize a union at work without fear of firing or reprisal.

3. The right to quality health care which will be achieved through a single-payer Medicare-for-All program.

4. The right to a tuition-free, quality, federally funded, local controlled public education system from pre-school through college. We will also forgive student loan debt from the current era of unaffordable college education.

5. The right to decent affordable housing, including an immediate halt to all foreclosures and evictions. We will:
  • create a federal bank with local branches to take over homes with distressed mortgages and either restructure the mortgages to affordable levels, or if the occupants cannot afford a mortgage, rent homes to the occupants;
  • expand rental and home ownership assistance;
  • create ample public housing; and,
  • offer capital grants to non-profit developers of affordable housing until all people can obtain decent housing at no more than 25% of their income.
6. The right to accessible and affordable utilities – heat, electricity, phone, internet, and public transportation – through democratically run, publicly owned utilities that operate at cost, not for profit.

7. The right to fair taxation that's distributed in proportion to ability to pay. In addition, corporate tax subsidies will be made transparent by detailing them in public budgets where they can be scrutinized, not hidden as tax breaks.

II - A GREEN TRANSITION

The second priority of the Green New Deal is a Green Transition Program that will convert the old, gray economy into a new, sustainable economy that is environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible. We will:

1. Invest in green business by providing grants and low-interest loans to grow green businesses and cooperatives, with an emphasis on small, locally-based companies that keep the wealth created by local labor circulating in the community rather than being drained off to enrich absentee investors.

2. Prioritize green research by redirecting research funds from fossil fuels and other dead-end industries toward research in wind, solar and geothermal. We will invest in research in sustainable, nontoxic materials, closed-loop cycles that eliminate waste and pollution, as well as organic agriculture, permaculture, and sustainable forestry.

3. Provide green jobs by enacting the Full Employment Program which will directly provide 16 million jobs in sustainable energy and energy efficiency retrofitting, mass transit and "complete streets" that promote safe bike and pedestrian traffic, regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing.

III - REAL FINANCIAL REFORM

The takeover of our economy by big banks and well-connected financiers has destabilized both our democracy and our economy. It's time to take Wall Street out of the driver's seat and to free the truly productive segments of working America to make this economy work for all of us. Real Financial Reform will:

1. Relieve the debt overhang holding back the economy by reducing homeowner and student debt burdens.

2. Democratize monetary policy to bring about public control of the money supply and credit creation. This means we'll nationalize the private bank-dominated Federal Reserve Banks and place them under a Monetary Authority within the Treasury Department.

3. Break up the oversized banks that are "too big to fail."

4. End taxpayer-funded bailouts for banks, insurers, and other financial companies. We'll use the FDIC resolution process for failed banks to reopen them as public banks where possible after failed loans and underlying assets are auctioned off.

5. Regulate all financial derivatives and require them to be traded on open exchanges.

6. Restore the Glass-Steagall separation of depository commercial banks from speculative investment banks.

7. Establish a 90% tax on bonuses for bailed out bankers.

8. Support the formation of federal, state, and municipal public-owned banks that function as non-profit utilities. Under the Green New Deal we will start building a financial system that is open, honest, stable, and serves the real economy rather than the phony economy of high finance.

IV - A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY

We won't get these vital reforms without a fourth and final set of reforms to give us a real, functioning democracy. Just as we are replacing the old economy with a new one, we need a new politics to restore the promise of American democracy. The New Green Deal will:

1. Revoke corporate personhood by amending our Constitution to make clear that corporations are not persons and money is not speech. Those rights belong to living, breathing human beings - not to business entities controlled by the wealthy.

2. Protect our right to vote by supporting Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s proposed "Right to Vote Amendment," to clarify to the Supreme Court that yes, we do have a constitutional right to vote.

3. Enact the Voter Bill of Rights that will:
  • guarantee us a voter-marked paper ballot for all voting;
  • require that all votes are counted before election results are released;
  • replace partisan oversight of elections with non-partisan election commissions;
  • celebrate our democratic aspirations by making Election Day a national holiday;
  • bring simplified, safe same-day voter registration to the nation so that no qualified voter is barred from the polls;
  • do away with so-called "winner take all" elections in which the "winner" does not have the support of most of the voters, and replace that system with instant runoff voting and proportional representation, systems most advanced countries now use to good effect;
  • replace big money control of election campaigns with full public financing and free and equal access to the airwaves;
  • guarantee equal access to the ballot and to the debates to all qualified candidates;
  • abolish the Electoral College and implement direct election of the President;
  • restore the vote to ex-offenders who've paid their debt to society; and,
  • enact Statehood for the District of Columbia so that those Americans have representation in Congress and full rights to self rule like the rest of us.
4. Protect local democracy and democratic rights by commissioning a thorough review of federal preemption law and its impact on the practice of local democracy in the United States. This review will put at its center the "democracy question" – that is, what level of government is most open to democratic participation and most suited to protecting democratic rights.

5. Create a Corporation for Economic Democracy, a new federal corporation (like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) to provide publicity, training, education, and direct financing for cooperative development and for democratic reforms to make government agencies, private associations, and business enterprises more participatory.

6. Strengthen media democracy by expanding federal support for locally-owned broadcast media and local print media.

7. Protect our personal liberty and freedoms by:
  • repealing the Patriot Act and those parts of the National Defense Authorization Act that violate our civil liberties;
  • prohibiting the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI from conspiring with local police forces to suppress our freedoms of assembly and of speech; and,
  • ending the war on immigrants – including the cruel, so-called "secure communities" program.
8. Rein in the military-industrial complex by
  • reducing military spending by 50% and closing U.S. military bases around the world;
  • restoring the National Guard as the centerpiece of our system of national defense; and,
  • creating a new round of nuclear disarmament initiatives.
Let us not rest until we have pulled our nation back from the brink, and until we have secured the peaceful, just, green future we all deserve.
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Originally Posted by ZEN357 View Post
How the heck did she get elected and what idiots voted for her?????
ran unopposed in a dem district. got 17K votes. voila, congresscritter
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At best the Dems have a 23% base that will buy into socialism the rest will either not show up to vote or vote for Trump.

BTW, can anyone name a single right that men have that women do not?
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The right to quality health care which will be achieved through a single-payer Medicare-for-All program.
I always get lost on this one, so who is the single-payer? Who pays for those that refuse to work? Has anyone ever put a per month price tag on this "single-payer"?
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
ran unopposed in a dem district. got 17K votes. voila, congresscritter
And a $10M payday for her troubles.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
ran unopposed in a dem district. got 17K votes. voila, congresscritter
chit. I could probably get 17,000 votes in my district.
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I always get lost on this one, so who is the single-payer? Who pays for those that refuse to work? Has anyone ever put a per month price tag on this "single-payer"?
It simply means we get rid of the middle men "healthcare insurance" industry that provides zero healthcare. All they do is collect premiums and send checks to docs and hospitals, while taking 20% of every dollar spent on healthcare. So single-payer means we nuke that industry and fund healthcare from taxes in some scheme, stealing ideas on how to spread costs (possibly maintaining some patient portion like deductibles or copays) while making payments to docs and hospitals come from the federal government, streamlining the process for docs and hospitals and taking profit out of the insurance aspect of healthcare.
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"women's rights?" what about men's rights?
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... and bartending.
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The first row has all the benefits that the Soviet Union had, of course they didn’t have a problem with people coming over their borders illegally, so they had no need of an ICE type agency.
The Soviets CRUSHED illegal foreign invaders. Much like Mexico does today. The only bigger pussycats than the US today are the Euros. The West is FAR too kind to the Third World.
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Originally Posted by GS Ragtop View Post
I like the idea of a Federal Jobs Guarantee — that might be enough to draw me back from retirement! 😎😎

Do I get to pick the job? I’d be good a lots of things needed by no one...

You don't have to apply for a job, she wants free income for the disabled and those unwilling but able to work. That one lasted about 4 hours on her site before it was taken down.
She is a shining example of a dumb *** Dem.
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OP is a straight up commie.
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Originally Posted by KissArmy2001 View Post
Same report said 18 Trillion needed up front. So, double the national debt accumulated over decades.
Crank up the money machine.


PS. I love your avatar. That was my favorite Saturday morning cartoon.

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Time to divorce ... carve up the country, give them some land and their way. Put up border fences. But when they want us to bail them out, we watch them starve. The smell will eventually go away.
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BIRD MURDERERS!

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Feel free to move to Europe or Venezuela. Have your socialist utopia over there. Quit trying to **** America up. We're the only country in this world with a true Constitutional Republic. Leave it alone.
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WHat an idiot I have been. Working my *** off to pay off my mortgage, invest in my retirement funds and even after retiring taking on a new career to cover health care costs till I’m 65.

Damn. All I needed to do was sit on my ***, stop paying my mortgage and wait for Uncle Sam to cover me.
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At best the Dems have a 23% base that will buy into socialism the rest will either not show up to vote or vote for Trump.

BTW, can anyone name a single right that men have that women do not?
The right to use standing only urinals?
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Damn the OP is clueless.

There is so much wrong with those ideas it’s hard to figure out where to begin.

The “how will we pay for it?” Argument is valid but trivial compared to the real issues.

All that feel good crap is enforced at the point of a gun. For socialism to work, everyone needs to be in. And nobody can be greedy. There are always a lot of people who aren’t going to give up their property, work for free (“hey doc, you have to treat me by law because it’s my right!”) and turn over their freedoms to either the mob or a group of elite “experts”.

That just won’t work. So you pass laws that criminalize things like owning property or refusing to provide free education or give your crops to the government. So you go to prison. Or the government just kills you enmasse.

That is why the ideas are horrific. Because they crush the human spirit and result in poverty, suffering and death.

The road to to hell is paved with good intentions.

Even worse, there are two kinds of people peddling this dangerous nonsense. The ignorant idealists who believe the feel good sound bites and the knowing liars who manipulate the useful idiots. They know exactly what socialism brings and they only crave power - and they will kill you to get it. They are straight up evil.

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Originally Posted by pdiddy972 View Post
It simply means we get rid of the middle men "healthcare insurance" industry that provides zero healthcare. All they do is collect premiums and send checks to docs and hospitals, while taking 20% of every dollar spent on healthcare. So single-payer means we nuke that industry and fund healthcare from taxes in some scheme, stealing ideas on how to spread costs (possibly maintaining some patient portion like deductibles or copays) while making payments to docs and hospitals come from the federal government, streamlining the process for docs and hospitals and taking profit out of the insurance aspect of healthcare.


And replace the middle man with another middleman, the GOVERNMENT! Which not only is far more expensive and inefficient, there is no recourse or another entity to go to in order to get healthcare.
The stupid of a leftist is endless.
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