Former Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, is no fan of Donald Trump… but she appreciates that he’s chosen diplomacy over aggression in an effort to solve the Korea problem.
Stein recently appeared on CNN to talk about some of her pet peeves, including military spending and the fact that the EPA doesn’t get more of our hard-earned tax dollars. She conveniently ignores the constant corruption, and fascism that flows out of the EPA, but she may have a point about how much of our tax dollars gets spent on “national defense” issues.
Here’s what she had to say about Korea, our military budget, and the EPA:
I think the kind of position that says we’re in a totally different category from the rest of the world is not working. This century of American domination didn’t play out the way we thought it would. We’re embroiled now, with the military in almost every country around the world.
The taxes we pay, the average American paid almost $3,500 that went into the Department of Offense, I would call it. Not the Department of Defense. $3,500, whereas we put $40 into the EPA. 57% of our discretionary dollars now are going into the military.
It is part of a mindset that says “we’re always right, they’re always wrong, and we’re going to dominate militarily and economically.”
We’re in a multi-polar world right now and we need to behave as an exemplary member of the community. And that is by upholding ourselves and leading the way on international law, human rights, and diplomacy.
That approach is really paying off on the Korean Peninsula and I think we should be using it more broadly.