torsdag 18 augusti 2016

"We have a track record now of fighting terrorism and this track record is not looking so good..."

Utdrag ur gårdagens utfrågning i CNN av Jill Stein:

"I will have trouble sleeping at night if Donald Trump is elected. I will also have trouble sleeping at night if Hillary Clinton is elected,"

 "Donald Trump bashes immigrants and is a xenophobic, racist blowhard. But Hillary Clinton has supported these wars that have killed a million black and brown people in Iraq, for example. ... As disturbing as Donald Trump's words are, I find Hillary Clinton's track record very much of concern, too."

"What I have to say is you've learned in real time why it is you can't have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party. Bernie did everything right and his supporters did everything right, but the playing field was tipped unfairly against you", sa Stein på en fråga från en av Sanders följare.

 "Part of the problem of Hillary's abuse of the rules, she was sort of too big to jail on the rules. She violated those rules with a sense of impunity. She stated herself she wanted her private information private."

"We have a track record now of fighting terrorism and this track record is not looking so good. We have spent $6 trillion according to a recent Harvard study ... since 2001. We have killed a million people in Iraq alone. That is not winning us the hearts and minds in the Middle East. We have lost tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers who have been killed or severely wounded. And what do we have to show for this? Failed states, mass refuge migrations and repeated terrorist threats that get worse each cycle."

"We found a way to bail out Wall Street and when we needed the money, we found it. That debt is largely owned now by the federal government. I'm suggesting that the Federal Reserve buy that debt ... and basically declare that debt null and void. That would essentially mean the Federal Reserve were expanding the money supply into the hands of young people. There are many potential mechanisms. Congress could also be asked to come up with the money. The Federal Reserve doesn't need the permission of Congress. Yes, we would sort of owe that money to ourselves, but as a nation we have the capacity to do that. We can decide to spend money on ourselves. We can make the decision to spend money on our younger generation that presently doesn't have a future."

"We're calling for a truth and reconciliation commission so that we can actually understand what is this living legacy of fear, of racism, of incredible racial bias. Police violence is just the tip of the iceberg. There are incredible disparities and violence, economic violence, social violence and that has to be dealt with."