In his column in Connecticut’s Norwich Bulletin, Scott Deshefy writes, “In Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein we have candidates espousing EU political values: clean energy, single-payer healthcare, living wages, free college, sound infrastructure, objections to economic inequality. They’re also smart and practical on immigration.
Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hog the limelight. By putting money ahead of intelligence and character, they make America-bashing an international pastime.”
Deshefy was the Green Party nominee for the U.S. House in the state’s Second District in 2008 and 2010, receiving 2.1% and 1.4% of the vote respectively.
I will comment inline to the article:
“In his column in Connecticut’s Norwich Bulletin, Scott Deshefy writes, “In Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein we have candidates espousing EU political values:
EU political values? But no EU state allows “birthright citizenship” now. Ireland was the last to drop that, a few years ago.
It’s one thing to “espouse” (presumably, advocate) “clean energy”, it’s entirely another to make it technologically possible and supply it. No doubt Sanders and Stein do the former, but it is certain that they do nothing of the latter.
I think “single payer” means, essentially, that the portion of the cost changes from the current system (user pays), to the distribution currently in the income tax (Mostly, people with higher income pay.) As a lifetime libertarian, I think that taxes are theft, and redistributing the cost of health care will increase the level of that theft.
This is merely leftist-speak for “let’s force employers to pay more”. I prefer a free market.
The problem with “free” ANYTHING is that somebody must pay for it.
” sound infrastructure, ”
One problem with that is the Davis Bacon law, which requires that projects that get Federal money (which, of course, is really just taxpayer money) pay “prevailing wages”, which as a practical matter mean UNION wages. Repeal the Davis-Bacon law, and a lot more infrastructure repair can be done with the same amount of money. But naturally, the left won’t like that.
“objections to economic inequality. They’re also smart and practical on immigration.”
“Smart” means “we can turn this into a political issue, and get Hispanic votes, because they want their relatives to be able to come into or stay in America, even though they came illegally.”
“Practical” means “let’s pretend that we can’t enforce the law.”
“Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hog the limelight.”
Mostly, Hitlery ‘hogs the limelight’ because of her unethical behavior and huge number of scandals. And Donald Trump COULDN’T “hog the limelight” if the media (even the mainstream media) didn’t find him worth covering and listening to.
“By putting money ahead of intelligence and character, they make America-bashing an international pastime.”
I have no problem at all with “American-government bashing”.
Excellent post. Thank you.
This week’s Green Party Green TV features another candidate seeking the Green Party nomination for US President, Ms SKCM Curry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrL4kqSNxbs
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