Jill Stein on Taxes

Last Updated : Jul 12, 2012

Summary

Dr Stein and the Green Party support a strongly progressive tax system. In May of 2012, Dr Stein stated in a debate that she supported completely reworking the tax system, keeping the corporate tax rate at the same level or raising it, and ending tax shelters overseas. She also called for taxing capital gains like income and taxing Wall Street transactions.

These views mirror the Green Party Platform on taxation. That platform calls for lowering income taxes to zero on anyone making less than $25,000 and families making less than $50,000. It also calls for eliminting tax incentives to move jobs overseas and ensuring that people and companies cannot move money overseas to prevent paying taxes.

In addition to these items, the Green Party platform calls for a carbon tax to be placed at the point of extraction.

 

Victoria Theatre Debate

In May of 2012, Dr Stein debated fellow Green party candidate Roseanne Barr at the Victoria theatre in San Francisco. A question was proposed on reforming the corporate tax structure. In her answer, Dr Stein states that she supports the Buffett rule in theory, but that it doesn't go far enough. She also supports maintain the corporate tax rate.

 

Green Party Platform

 

User Comments