Aug 29, 2010

NY: Green Party Candidates Pledge to Protect Social Security and Medicare, Call for Cuts to the Global Warfare and Corporate Welfare State

From the Green Party:
The Green Party statewide candidates in New York today said today that they would resolve the federal budget deficit by cutting the military budget and not renewing the so-called Bush tax cuts for the rich, rather than cutting entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as the Democratic-controlled Congress is expected to do after the November election.

"Our federal budget deficit it due to too much taxpayer money being given by the Democrats and Republicans to corporate war profiteers, tax cuts for the rich and huge bailouts for Wall Street bankers and other special interests. Our deficit is not due to spending too much money on poor senior citizens. And if we want to control the costs of health care, the solution is a single payer Medicare for All health care system that saves $400 billion annually by eliminating the waste and profit of insurance companies, not by cutting health care for senior citizens and the poor," said Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor.

Cuts in Military, No more tax cuts for the rich, best ways to resolve federal deficits

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