Tom Steyer: If I’m President, I’m Going to Declare a State of Emergency on Climate on the First Day

‘I’m going to declare a state of emergency on climate on the first day and that actually rebuilding this country will produce over 4.5 million good-paying union jobs every year for as far as the eye can see’

RADDATZ: How — how do you convince them that you can do a better job — how — how do — how do you convince them that you can do a better job than the other billionaire, Michael Bloomberg?

STEYER: Well, I have a very — I have a very specific set of proposals here, Martha. One is, I can — I am promising and can easily deliver a 10 percent tax cut to everybody in American who makes less than $250,000.

Two, if we’re — I’m saying I’m going to declare a state of emergency on climate on the first day and that actually rebuilding this country will produce over 4.5 million good-paying union jobs every year for as far as the eye can see.

RADDATZ: And — and, Mr. Steyer —

STEYER: And, third of all —

RADDATZ: Go ahead.

STEYER: Yes, ma’am.

And third of all, we’re talking about a wage structure here that has actually gone down over the last 40 years and that raising the minimum wage and getting living wages for working Americans is something that’s absolutely critical. And we need to stand up for unions. And we need to stand up for the right of working people to bargain collectively, to come together, and to basically fight back against a war on the working people of this country that started with Ronald Reagan and has continued right through to Mr. Trump.

In fact, describing the world that’s going on today.

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