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Candidate Free Air Time: 2008 Howie Hawkins

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My name is Howie Hawkins. I'm the Green Populist candidate for Congress in the 25th District. I'm a Green because building a Green economy is how we can recover from the economic crisis we now face and it is how we can stabalize climate in order to prevent catastrophic global warming. I'm a Populist because we need fairer distribution of income and wealth and power. I am the only candidate in this race who opposed the Wall Street bailout from the start and called instead for taxpayer buy-in to create publicly owned and controlled banks that would restore credit and investment and get the economy moving again. I am the only candidate in this race who supports a single payer national health insurance plan. I am the only candidate who says it is time for an economic bill of rights, starting with the right to a job at a living wage. Private jobs are good, but public jobs are necessary for full employment. When people cannot find jobs in the private sector, they should be able to go to the employment office, not the un-employment office and say I want my job. And they should be put to work in public works and services to meet needs defined by that local community. I am the only candidate in this race who supports a full withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan. I am the only candidate who supports deep cuts in military spending and investing the savings to rebuild our communities with sustainable green technologies. If we don't cut military spending and bring all our troops home there won't be enough money to meet the people's needs and restore the environment. It is time to end these wars for oil and devote our public resources to building a new green infrastructure of solar powered sustainability, renewable energy, mass transit, building our railroads, clean buildings, green manufacturing, organic agriculture. That is how we can put people back to work for economic prosperity. We need public investment in the real economy as labor and industry and we need to reregulate the paper economy of finance and make it serve the real economy of production again. So I stand for a real alternative to the two old parties now entrenched in Congress. That is why I offer my candidacy and ask for your vote.

Video Details

Duration: 1 minute and 59 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: None
Producer: Carlet Cleare
Director: Martin Kaufman
Views: 75
Posted by: wxxi on Oct 27, 2008

Candidate Free Air Time is WXXI Public Broadcasting Council program. Howie Hawkins is the Green Populist candidate. He is running in the 25th Congressional District.

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