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Red/Green alliance

In his recent diary, Join the Green New Deal Coalition, Docudharma diarist daveschwab was very, very rude to me. So rude, in fact, that I am forced, more in sorrow than in anger, to respond with a diary of my own.

Dave’s diary asks us to join Green Change’s Green New Deal Coalition, endorsing and working to implement the following principles:

1) Cut military spending at least 70%;

2) Create millions of green union jobs through massive public investment in renewable energy, mass transit and conservation;

3) Set ambitious, science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and enact a revenue-neutral carbon tax to meet them;

4) Establish single-payer “Medicare for all” health care;

5) Provide tuition-free public higher education;

6) Change trade agreements to improve labor, environmental, consumer, health and safety standards;

7) End counterproductive prohibition policies and legalize marijuana;

8) Enact tough limits on credit interest and lending rates, progressive tax reform and strict financial regulation;

9) Amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate personhood; and

10) Pass sweeping electoral, campaign finance and anti-corruption reforms.

An Embarrassing Error

Please disregard this essay.  It began as an extended response to a question asked by another essayist whose essay I liked, and I accicdently published it when I meant only to save the draft.  I’m going to delete if I can find out how.

Not an auspicious first attempt, eh?  My apologies to all the readers of Docudharma.  I hope to publish the real thing in a few days.

Many thanks.