Greens vs. Democrats & Republicans – The Real Difference
|Support full access to abortion, with funding, for all women in the U.S. and around the world.||
Republicans: Oppose abortion
|Bail out the people||
Republicans: No Bailouts
|Jail for Banksters||
|Refuse to accept corporate contributions. Demand an end to special rights for corporations & an end to big money elections||
Republicans & Democrats: Accepts donations from corporations, including defense contractors, oil companies, insurance and drug firms, etc. Republican officials indicted or under investigation of bribery, perjury, etc.
|Oppose Corporations as Persons||
|Refuse Corporate Campaign Contributions||
Republicans: Support with open hands
|Support labeling of genetically modified organism||Republicans: Oppose
Democrats: Thinking, Thinking ...
|Oppose the death penalty citing racial bias, failure to deter crime, widespread errors, and humanitarian objections.||
Republicans: Overwhelmingly support it
|Support electoral reform including Instant Runoff Voting and public financing of elections. Open debates.||Republicans & Democrats: Works for us, why change anything|
|Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline||
Reduce emissions NOW
Convert to renewable energy sources such as low-cost wind and solar power.
Republicans: Bush withdrew the U.S. from the Kyoto Treaty to reduce greenhouse gases and fossil fuel use (oil, coal). Wants to lower emissions standards to try to reduce gas prices.
Democrats: Willing to weaken emissions standards to lower gas prices. Promotes subsidies to corporate agriculture as a way to reduce petroleum consumption.
|Oppose Drone Warfare & Assassinations||Republicans: Support
|Oppose Israeli takeover of Palestine||Republicans: Support
|Reduce the military budget||Republicans: Increase the budget
Democrats: Increase the budget
|Fully support the Social Security system||Republicans: Cut it to the bone
Democrats: Will accept cuts
|Support a Jubilee for Student Debt||
|Support a living wage and the right to organize||Republicans: Oppose
Democrats: Weak support
|Universal Health Care|
|Demand real universal health care: Single-payer national health insurance, with guaranteed treatment and medicine regardless of age, ability to pay, employment, prior medical condition, including choice of doctors and hospitals.||
Republicans: Oppose guaranteed universal health care; Support health policy based on corporate profits for insurance, HMO, and drug companies instead of human need.
Democrats: Support health policy based on corporate profits; Deleted plans for universal health care from the Democratic platform.