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Wisconsin Green Ben Manski on CNBC advocates taxing the rich, keeping tuition low, among other things

Below, starting at about 6:30, is a video of Green activist and 2010 candidate for State Assembly in Madison Ben Manski debating a Republican State Assemblyman about the budget and union issues in Wisconsin. It aired on CNBC today. H/T to Green Party Watch, who said,

CNBC has a talking head segment featuring Green Ben Manski in Madison Wisconsin against State Assembly Rep Scott Suder. Skip to the 6:25 mark for the fireworks. Note how Manski disarms Suder when he claims that “your party wants…” and Manski replies “I’m not a Democrat. I ran as a Green for State Assembly and your Party’s candidate came in third place…”


  1. Porn Again Christian Porn Again Christian February 24, 2011

    Name link I mean

  2. Porn Again Christian Porn Again Christian February 24, 2011

    #8: Your link does not work

  3. paulie paulie February 24, 2011

    @ 7-8

    I think it’s funny satire.

    I agree.

  4. Independent Green Party Independent Green Party February 24, 2011

    Manski’s tone was perfect.

    In a fluid, rough interview in environment Manski kept his calm, hit the facts.

    His best line, “Tax the rich.”

    I’d add, “Tax the super rich.”

    as to the previous question.

    I think it’s funny satire.

  5. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist February 24, 2011

    Green Party Conservative, what do you think of your colleague “A Different Green Party Conservative?”

  6. Green Party Conservative Green Party Conservative February 23, 2011

    Brian is correct.

    It’s amazing Manski got on the show, and the gave the debate that much time.

    Manski performed with distinction.

  7. Brian Brian February 23, 2011

    It’s good to see someone with Ben’s views on television. It seems we hear the talking points of the far right all the time but true progressive voices are rarely invited to participate.

  8. Thanks for this great Green Party story. But This is an unfortunate position for the Green Party’s Ben Manski. The best Green Party is a conservative Green Party. I think Wisconsin governor Scott Walker could switch to the Green Party. He would fit well with the Green Party Conservative movement, and maybe even run for President as Green Party candidate in 2012, with Mike Bloomberg or Donald Trump as his running mate. He could appoint Omar Gadhafi, the great Green Party conservative leader of Libya (remember, he wrote a book called the Green Boo, so there), can become Attorney General, and the Green Party’s new Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel can become WH Chief of Staff again.

    Sure, the Green Party Conservatives didn’t do so well in the Hamburg elections which my friend Green Party Conservative was talking about so confidently for the last couple years. But every movement on the rise has some setbacks as it is rising. The Green Party’s Scott Walker could be the solution. The Green Party’s Scott Walker will pass the great Green Party budget in Wisconsin, which will help the environment and will be an inspiration to green parties around the world. Then the Green Party’s Scott Walker will run for President, with the support of other great Green Party candidates around the land; probably even Ben Manski.

  9. paulie paulie February 23, 2011

    You can put up a post about that, GPW did.

    I may get to it tonight if you don’t, but I also have some other posts I want to get to first.

  10. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | February 23, 2011

    at 10 PM EST tonight the Greens are having a live broadcast of a new webcast thing they’re doing – it’s centered on Wisconsin tonight. To watch and chat:

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