The fulfilment of the 2020 candidate giving away money, in the ‘universal basic income’ pitch

Andrew Yang talks to the voters in a cafe in the location Somersworth, New Hampshire.
(Paul Steinhauser)

Location Somersworth, N. H. supported a number of democratic presidential candidates pitching by the government, health care, child care and education in 2020-platforms.

Andrew Yang is a step further — pushing a plan for “universal basic income.” And to show what he is talking about, the entrepreneur from New York City, and uber-longshot for the democratic presidential nomination is personally giving away money to families in Iowa and New Hampshire, the States, the vote of the first and second in the presidential caucus and primary calendar.


“It would help the people to improve their health, nutrition, pay off some debts and bills that have been hanging over you, reduce your stress,” Yang told Fox News in an interview, describing what he called a “freedom dividend.”

The great plan would have the government give $12,000 per year for each adult Americans — the kind of guaranteed income scheme, which was tested recently in Finland, as well as California.

The plan, as his candidacy is a longshot. But, thematically, it dovetails with a lump government help with ideas as the one in the newly introduced Green New Deal and other proposals on Capitol Hill.

Yang said his plan would be paid for through a value-added tax, known as VAT. He is estimated to be 10 per cent VAT around $would raise 700-800 billion. And to publish, the slide is Yang to give $1,000 per month this year out of your own pocket to a family in Iowa and New Hampshire.


Give money to potential voters in two key early voting States could raise, some eyebrows, legally speaking. But Yang said he had with the Federal Election Commission before going ahead with his plan.

“I spoke with the FEC and they said as long as my personal medium, and it is a personal gift with no strings attached, you will have no problems,” he said.

He added that he was “optimistic” that the families with the receipt of his personal cash payments this year “will come out for me, but I have no expectations and no obligations.”

The New Hampshire recipients of the Fassi family from Goffstown, were selected from a pool of dozens of Granite State candidates. You began receipt of the monthly $1,000 payments in January. The campaign says a family in Iowa to be elected soon by a similar competition.

Experts from the campaign Legal Center – a non-partisan organization that works to reduce the influence of money in politics – told Fox News that the distribution of personal funds is not something that the campaign-Finance laws cover.

You added that you believe what Yang was doing would be unlawful, the giving away money, came with no strings attached, and should not be bribery as a form of best.

Yang, the CEO of test prep company Manhattan GMAT. In 2011, he founded Venture for America, New York City, headquarters of the organization that trains entrepreneurs.

Yang argues that automation will increasingly displace the country’s workforce, and to provide a cash payment is required for people to live, through the automation evolution.

“People see what in their communities. The people see that shops are closing. Thirty percent of Americans shopping centres are going to close in the next four years working in the retail sector is still the most common job in the economy. So you don’t need a robot to understand, in the streets of New Hampshire, that our economy is developing in an unprecedented way,” he said.

And he claims that his message resonates in Iowa and New Hampshire with some of the people that have voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

“A lot of Trump voters to come up to me and said ‘I have a Trump for Donald, and I’m not going to vote for you, because you’re a Washington insider.’ Someone actually said to me ‘you’re not what I thought I was getting when I voted for Donald Trump,'” he said.

Speak to a small group of activists and voters joked in a café in the location Somersworth, Yang, that, if the President had Yang a nickname for him, it could be “comrade.”

Politically, Yang’s proposal is one of many that the Republicans would like to trash as modern socialism. After last week’s unveiling of the Green New Deal, the Republican National Committee panned and as a “socialist wish list”, the cost would ion bill and kill jobs.

But Yang claims that what he is proposing is “very, very different from socialism, if the government nationalizes the means of production.”

Yang declared his candidacy for the White house almost a year ago, however, was overshadowed by an already crowded field of senators, and other well-known politicians. However, he argued that the big box offers a silver lining on the horizon:


“Because every time someone comes out, people look around and see who is on the field. People are still looking for options. And the bigger the field, the more fragmented the more, the better it is for us.”

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