Stein says the Green New Deal program can provide a full time, living wage job to everyone capable and willing to work.
ABBY MARTIN: One fundamental difference between you and Bernie Sanders is Bernie Sanders is proposing this jobs program which is great. It’s going to propose millions of jobs for workers. You’re saying full employment right now for everyone willing and capable.
JILL STEIN: We call our program a Green New Deal and it transforms the economy. It greens the economy, not only our energy system but also our food and our transportation and it provides essential infrastructure and restores ecosystems. So those are basically the focus of it but it means everybody gets a job. Everybody who is capable and willing to work gets a full time, living wage job greening the economy. And that means 100% renewable energy by 2030 so that we actually succeed in solving the climate crisis at the same time. We don’t have to be the empire patrolling the world anymore, let alone the world’s policeman. We can put our resources back into creating jobs in a livable climate right here at home, which is the source of true security.