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Monday, June 4, 2012

“Green New Deal, Peace Now"; “Restore Glass–Steagall, Bring soldiers home” — Stein, Barr presidential candidates

Past time for new blood, constructive ideas, promises kept, determined follow though
Excerpting, editing by Carolyn Bennett
The Occupy movement is a cry for change from workers whose jobs have been shipped overseas and young people whose future is being stolen from them by politicians intent on serving Wall Street rather than the people...  
People are being forced from their homes by big banks that defrauded consumers. The planet is being sacrificed to protect profits of polluters.  Jill Stein

Green Party national nominating convention slated for Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an award-winning performer, a writer, producer, director, activist, and a Green Party candidate for the Office of U.S. President.

The Butte, Montana, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America Barbara Ehrenreich has reportedly called Roseanne Barr a working-class spokesperson representing ‘the hopeless underclass of the female sex: polyester-clad, overweight occupants of the slow track; fast-food waitresses, factory workers, housewives, members of the invisible pink-collar army; the despised, the jilted, the underpaid,’ but a master of ‘the kind of class-militant populism that the Democrats, most of them anyway, never seem to get right.’

On August 5, 2011, Roseanne Barr announced her candidacy for president in the 2012 presidential election, running on the Green Tea Party ticket. Barr filed with the Federal Election Commission as a Green Party presidential candidate in January 2012 and, on February 2, 2012, she formally announced her candidacy for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination.

Chicago, Illinois native Jill Stein (b. 1950) is a physician, politician, activist and candidate for President of the United States in 2012 with the Green Party of the United States. She announced her candidacy for the presidential nomination of the Green Party in October 2011. Stein resides in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has been a candidate for governor of that state. She serves on the boards of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and MassVoters for Fair Elections, and has been active with the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities.

Stein advocates for the creation of a ‘Green New Deal’ whose objectives are to employ every American willing and able to work, to address climate change and water, soil, fisheries, forest, and fossil fuel crises — by working toward  sustainable energy, transportation and production infrastructure: clean renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, intra-city mass transit and inter-city railroads, complete streets that safely encourage bike and pedestrian traffic, regional food systems based on sustainable organic agriculture, and clean manufacturing of the goods needed to support this sustainable economy.”

ROSEANNE BARR responds to
Barr left
Stein right
Green Party Committees Presidential Campaign Support (PCSC) Questionnaire
Five most important issue areas


I will achieve this by becoming the first Green Party President of these United States as a result of our victory in the 2012 general election. I also believe it’s essential to do away with the Electoral College.


I will introduce a Constitutional Amendment that will end corporate personhood and remove the unfair advantage that corporations have in influencing the decisions made in Washington. If it doesn’t think, breathe and bleed, it’s not human. It’s not even a dog.

I will then take this one crucial step further and embrace current efforts to remove all money from our electoral process.


As President of the United States, I will reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 as well as bringing back the financial transaction tax that, for pennies on the dollar, will be a windfall for social programs in danger of being cut.

I will remove the immoral cap on FICA tax for the rich.

I will rewrite labor laws so that U.S. companies are bound by them even when they try to skirt them by shipping jobs overseas. This will effectively road block mega-corporations from outsourcing production to countries with immoral, inadequate and nonexistent labor laws.

Our jobs will stay here in the United States of America where they belong.

I will close the loopholes that allow some of our nation’s most profitable corporations to get away with not paying any taxes at all.


Not only will I bring home all U.S. troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Mexico and the Horn of Africa, but I will also permanently shut down the 1,000-plus foreign U.S. military bases around the world.

This would save more than enough money to implement a single-payer health care system in the United States. Guantanamo Bay (Just kidding on this part) will remain open and that is where I will send anyone who opposes this plan.


I’m sick and tired of this ‘medical marijuana’ sham. All marijuana is medicinal and we have to stop pretending that there is some sort of moral superiority to calling some of it ‘medical.’ I will legalize all marijuana and all drugs in general.

Drug education will be offered and treatment plans will be put in place for abusers. Sweeping the problem under the rug by turning non-violent abusers into criminals only exacerbates the problem by pretending that real solutions don’t exist.

Green Party Committees Presidential Campaign Support (PCSC) Questionnaire
Five priority issues


An emergency program to achieve full employment and jump start a green economic recovery. This would provide a Manhattan Project/WWII scale mobilization to transition to clean renewables and related green sectors of the economy (including local food and recycling manufacturing) to avert climate catastrophe while achieving energy independence, improving trade balances and meeting urgent transportation, energy, housing and environmental infrastructure needs for the 21st century.

It will be funded by taxing the rich and large corporations, through trillion dollar savings from single payer health care and the associated reduction of health care inflation, and through downsizing the bloated military.

The Green New Deal will get economic help directly to people - and end the Obama/Bush trickle-down philosophy that forces ordinary people to subsidize the massive transfer of wealth and power to the super-rich.


The Green New Deal will include an ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS, including the right to living wage jobs, health care, quality education, retirement security, and affordable housing.


End the needless wars that have drained America of the resources we need to fund our communities. Bring the troops and war dollars home now. Reduce the bloated military budget to provide defense not empire building.


Restore our freedom of political expression, our imperiled civil liberties, and protections from government surveillance by the swollen Homeland Security complex. End the hijacking of political speech by the biggest spender, (resulting from the Citizens United and Buckley v Valeo Supreme Court decisions).

Create real freedom of political expression, full public participation, and informed voter choice – free from fear and intimidation - at the polls through policy reforms including: publicly funded elections, free access to public airwaves for all legitimate candidates, instant runoff voting and proportional representation, fair ballot access for all political parties and candidates, safeguards against electronic election fraud, and an end to voter suppression schemes, the corporate-electoral revolving door, and rampant influence-peddling by lobbyists.


Improved Medicare-for-all to provide quality, comprehensive health care to all as a human right

Single payer saves money by ending the 30 percent administrative overhead of private insurance and by controlling the runaway health care inflation that is bankrupting families, business, and all levels of government. And it puts an end to insurance company meddling in personal health care decisions and choice of doctor.

The Green Party on process, candidates and convention

Among the candidates competing for the Green Party’s presidential nomination are Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein.  Jill Stein is the frontrunner, having won 138 of the 184 delegates assigned so far. Roseanne Barr, in second place, has been endorsed by the Green Party Black Caucus and the Green Party of Philadelphia.

State Green Parties have been participating in primary elections and hold statewide conventions and caucuses to apportion delegates for the nomination.

U.S. Green Party
presidential candidates 2012
The nomination will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Green Party’s 2012 National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

The convention running from July 12 to July 15 will be held on the campus of the University of Baltimore.

During the one or more rounds of voting by delegates, the first presidential candidate to gain more than half of the votes will win the nomination.

The 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories have widely varying rules for party status and ballot access, so the various state Green Parties have their own rules for choosing delegates. The Green Party is tracking the results of the state primaries, conventions, and caucuses. http://www.gpconvention2012.com/

Sources and notes


“Roseanne Barr enters 2012 presidential race” (Ameena Schelling), August 5, 2011, http://news.yahoo.com/roseanne-barr-enters-2012-presidential-race-190630408.html
Roseanne Barr, Presidential Candidate 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1NiG5h7cXI
“Roseanne Barr seeks Green Party presidential spot” ( Joe Garofoli),  May 15, 2012, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/14/MNB51OHAJF.DTL

Glass–Steagall Act (Wikipedia note)

The Banking Act of 1933 (Pub.L. 73-66, 48 Stat. 162, enacted June 16, 1933) was a law that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the United States and imposed banking reforms, several of which were intended to control speculation. It is often referred to as the Glass–Steagall Act, after its Congressional sponsors, Senator Carter Glass (D) of Virginia, and Representative Henry B. Steagall (D) of Alabama.

The term Glass–Steagall Act, however, is most often used to refer to four provisions of the Banking Act of 1933 that limited commercial bank securities activities and affiliations between commercial banks and securities firms.

Starting in the early 1960s federal banking regulators interpreted these provisions to permit commercial banks and especially commercial bank affiliates to engage in an expanding list and volume of securities activities.

By the time the affiliation restrictions in the Glass–Steagall Act were repealed through the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, many commentators argued Glass-Steagall was already ‘dead.’

Most notably, Citibank’s 1998 affiliation with Salomon Smith Barney, one of the largest U.S. securities firms, was permitted under the Federal Reserve Board’s then existing interpretation of the Glass-Steagall Act.

Many commentators have stated that the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s repeal of the affiliation restrictions of the Glass-Steagall Act was an important cause of the late-2000s financial crisis.

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