Green Party candidate Jill Stein blasts Democrat and Republican duopoly

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 18:29 EDT
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During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke out against the deeply-entrenched two party system in the United States

“The distinction between them [Democrats and Republicans] are far too small,” she said. “They want to debate the minutia of the tax code, rather than the fact that we are giving away the store in trillions of tax breaks to the wealthy, in wars for oil we don’t need, and in bail-outs for Wall Street… that’s not even in the discussion.”

Stein said the debate between Democrats and Republicans also ignored important issues like free trade agreements, addressing climate change, and student debt.

“I am basically in this to ensure that every day people have a voice in this election and a choice at the polls that is not bought and paid for by Wall Street,” she added.

Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested on Tuesday afternoon to protest their exclusion from this year’s presidential debates.

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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