WLRN: In Miami, Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Lays Out ‘Green New Deal’

(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.

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