Kucinich: “Here is how to get out of debt.”

Via elephant journal
on Jul 28, 2011
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Debt Ceiling Solutions?

Hear ye, hear ye!

Kucinich: “Here is how to get out of debt: End the wars—save a trillion in 10 years. Repeal tax cuts to the wealthy—save a trillion. Medicare for *all*—ending the $400 billion yearly subsidies for health insurance industry.”

Simple thinking, simple math. Easier said than done…still…simple can be brilliant:

Washington D.C. (July 28, 2011) — Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today went to the House floor to outline the simple steps to avoid default and to take America out of debt.

See the video here. The full text of Congressman Kucinich’s remarks follow:

“Here is what we should do to avoid default: increase the debt ceiling with no strings attached.

“Here is how to get out of debt- End the war — save One Trillion over ten years. Repeal tax cuts to the wealthy- Save another trillion.

“Medicare for All: end the four hundred billion yearly subsidies for health insurance industry.

“Renegotiate trade agreements with workers rights, human rights, and environmental quality principles- save millions of jobs and billions of dollars.

“The Fed creates money out of nothing and gives it to banks. Why should our country go into debt, borrowing from banks when we have the constitutional power to create money and invest in jobs?

“We can have another New Deal where we put millions to work rebuilding our bridges and transportation system.

“We can have a Works Green Administration where NASA is the incubator of jobs designing and engineering wind and solar micro technologies for private sector manufacturing, distribution, installation and maintenance in millions of homes, saving money, energy and protecting the environment.

“We are the United States of America, the greatest country on earth. We envision wealth. We don’t default. We create wealth. We don’t default. We build wealth. We don’t default.”


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5 Responses to “Kucinich: “Here is how to get out of debt.””

  1. justthisbreath says:

    I freaking love you, Dennis Kucinich!!

  2. Joe Mohr says:


  3. Kevin The Wolf says:

    The thinking that one can be the "greatest country on earth" is a big part of this whole problem. America is just one part of this world. Fictional/Political lines does not make Americans or anyone separate from the rest of the world. Wake up, America does not create wealth, it abuses it. Real wealth is in giving more then you receive, in being around those you love, by learning how to celebrate everyday, by spending one less dollar then one makes, by honoring ourselves, by being in the moment etc….

  4. thebalancedrepublic says:

    We should look at our problems at the root. We are afraid. We are easily manipulated by the powers that be. We feel helpless. We allow the government to buy our votes with debt. We allow our politicians to be bought – money that is paid back with debt. The root problems are common across party and demographic niche. Fix these root issues and you will completely change the direction of our country.

    Search for Tom Grasso's post on the root cause being spiritual. And check out http://www.thebalancedrepublic.com