SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- At a time of deep federal deficits, candidates for Congress from both major parties are urging restraint in spending. But the Green Party candidate for Congress in the new 24th district says that's a mistake.
Ursula Rozum will be on the ballot along with republican incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle and democrat Dan Maffei this fall. She says it’s time for a $10 trillion federal program to develop renewable energy sources, a move she says will help heal the environment while also creating more than 16 million good paying jobs. She says the traditional approaches haven't worked.
Rozum said, “We believe that the private job creators just aren't getting it done. They're sitting on $5 trillion in corporate cash and unrepatriated foreign profits and these business lobbies and their paid for politicians want more corporate tax cuts.”
Rozum says the plan could be paid for with higher taxes on corporations and the rich, as well as cuts in defense spending.