(The following was originally published in WLRN.)
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein campaigned in Miami on Friday night, laying out plans for a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change and spur job growth.
“Business as usual means Florida’s going underwater,” Stein said, calling for a “wartime mobilization” against climate change.
Stein said her Green New Deal would create 20 million jobs in renewable energy and green transportation. It would require about $500 billion dollars in government grants and low-interest loans. And she’d pay for those in a couple different ways: by raising taxes on top earners, starting a financial transaction tax, reducing military spending and streamlining health care to cut administration costs.