Hank Bardel mentioned in Staten Island Advance
[Green Party candidate for U. S. Congress, Hank Bardel – CD11 (Staten Island / Brooklyn), was interviewed by Tom Wrobleski of the Staten Island Advance. The following appeared in the Sunday April 15th edition.]
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Hank Bardel is at it again. The former borough Green Party chairman is looking to mount another run for Congress this year. But this time is should be easier for him to become a candidate because the Green Party is back on the state ballot. That means that Bardel only needs 18 signatures to qualify, representing about 3 percent of registered party members in the congressional district. “You still have to find people at home,” Bardel allowed. “And you have to go to Brooklyn too.” Bardel’s 2010 attempt to get on the congressional ballot fell far short when he got less than 10 percent of the 3,500 signatures needed. “A lot of our problems are national,” he said of wanting to run again. “I want to affect the national laws.” Bardel is a proud 99-percenter and said that taxes should be raised on the very wealthy. Those making $100,000 or less shouldn’t pay any income tax at all, he said. “I want to tax the 1 percent, not the poor and middle class,” he said. Not that he considers himself a radical on economic issues. “I not against capitalism,” Bardel said. “I’m against unbridled capitalism.” Bardel, of Great Kills, ran for Congress in 2002, getting less than 1 percent of the vote.