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Entrepreneur Andrew Yang promised to give on Thursday evening the debate, a total amount of $120,000 to a minimum of 10 random families in the course of the next year – the current campaign stunt from the unconventional candidate, says he would plan to push for a universal basic income-as a President.
“I’m going to do something unprecedented tonight,” Yang’s statement said in his opening. “My campaign will now be, a freedom dividend of $1,000 per month for a whole year of 10 American families – someone was watching this at home now. If you believe that you have to fix their own problems better than any politician Yang2020.com and tell us how $1,000 per month, the do exactly that.”
Then you heard laughter in the debate hall in Houston, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar. South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, followed by the words, “It is original, I’ll give you that.”
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In a press release, Yang campaign, said the monthly payments to be funded by the campaign.
“We have consultation with our lawyer, and the freedom, the dividends are fully compatible with all FEC rules,” the campaign said in a statement.
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A Central part of the Yang-campaign pitch, his expensive proposal that all Americans, what he calls a “freedom dividend of $1,000 per month. He said he would pay for it by a European-style value added tax on tech companies.
Yang is already personally for the financing of a $1,000 per month freedom, and the dividend for three families.
Speaking of Fox News, earlier this year, Yang insisted that giving away money to tell the voters 100 percent legal,” to, he turned to the lawyers and the Federal Election Commission first. He denied it amounts to vote-buying.
“All you have to do is not talk to one of the people actually receiving the freedom of the dividend, and you ask someone from my campaign always said that you need to do something in return, and they are categorical: you can vote for whoever you want,” Yang said in June.
Prior to the debate, Yang, teasing stunt of the upcoming debate, tweeted earlier this week that “we have something big in store.”
In the run-up to the debate, Yang worked to portray themselves as different than the other politicians running for President, the deployment of a “debate prep” video shows him Boxing and play basketball. He also has surfing recently shared a video of himself crowd about supporters.
“For those wondering, I’m crowd-surfing in sandals on Thursday in the debate,” he joked on Twitter.
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Yang, a New York businessman who has never run for office, and was not famous before his run has angled his way onto the debate stage-with the help of a fervent group of supporters he called “Yang Gang.”