Offering what she called a “green New Deal,” Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivered a speech at Woodbury University in Burbank on Thursday that focused on jobs, education and the economy.
While President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal at the end of the Depression created public-sector jobs, Stein’s plan would use incentives for small business to hire more employees and invest in green jobs.
She said her proposal would be funded by eliminating tax cuts for the rich and corporations.
Stein also pointed to bailouts of Wall Street and large banks as a sign that the current economic strategy is flawed.
“We need to break up these big banks that are too big to fail and too big to jail,” said Stein, a physician and instructor of internal medicine.
The trickle-down economics that has been touted by Republicans for decades hasn’t served the country well, she added.
“It ain’t worked,” Stein said.