Businessman Andrew Yang addresses the South Carolina Democratic y convention, Saturday, 22. June, 2019 in Columbia, S. C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
MIAMI – John Hickenlooper, the former two-term Governor of Colorado, hardly any attention is attracted, as he walked alone outside the Knight Concert Hall on Wednesday, while the guy Democratic presidential-filed candidates, and the debate walk-throughs.
But only a few steps away heat in Miami, a crowd of journalists was focused on someone else: Andrew Yang, a New York businessman who has never run for office before and who many Americans had never heard of before-but who has angled his way onto the debate stage with Hickenlooper and other presidential candidates on Thursday evening.
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“I love the Yang Gang so much,” the 44-year-old Yang Fox News said this during a gaggle with reporters, relates to the passionate group of supporters, the hooks already to his campaign in recent months after a series of podcast and TV interviews, where he warned against the dangers of automation for working-class jobs.
The Yang Gang got your candidate a spot on the debate stage Thursday night – just two podiums away from the former Vice-President Joe Biden – by supplication, Fans of each lot to contribute to his campaign. To cross while other candidates struggled with experience in Congress or as governors of States, in order to get them to the polling-or post-threshold an invitation to the debates, Yang 65,000 individual donors, emerging months exceeded.
The democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at the poor people of the Moral Act-Convention presidential forum in Washington, Monday, 17. June, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
“I’m in a great position for this debate, because nobody is going to take shots at me,” Yang told reporters. “I mean, I’m on stage with four of the top. To know the majority of Americans still, me and my campaign.”
A Central part of the Yang-campaign, the radical tax proposal is that all Americans, what he calls a “freedom dividend of $1,000 per month. He said he would pay for it by a tax on tech companies.
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“When he said a mechanism in place where the American people will always search a tiny slice from each Amazon sale, every Google, every Facebook ad, all the robot truck mile, then you can pay for a thousand dollar dividend”.
The attention on universal basic income proposal, Yang two early-voting-state-residents – voted in Iowa and New Hampshire — to pay $1,000 per month out of pocket for a year.
Yang insisted that on Wednesday giving away money to tell the voters 100 percent legal,” to, he turned to the lawyers and the Federal Election Commission first. And he denied it is buying on voice.
“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 who you like,” he said.
Andrew Yang, such as a universal basic income could help alleviate poverty in America
2020 democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on poverty and homelessness in America.
of Yang, the pitch is that he can better solve “the problems, the got Donald Trump elected in the first place.” He warns that the United States, “automatic way” of manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa, and the same could happen to millions of retail, call center, fast food and truck driving jobs, in which companies replace workers with robots and technology.
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His unconventional pitch on a dedicated Basis has attracted. She praised the Yang Gang, the candidate recalled how his followers recently, the theatre stacked without his knowledge, as he appeared on the Stephen Colbert show. The result was thunderous applause.
“I can’t tell you how invigorating it is to have these types of trailers, where we are going,” he said. “And anyone who thinks that it’s just come online, just to one of our meetings.”
Yang in the night of Friday, will be on stage with Biden, Hickenlooper, Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders, California, Sr., Kamala Harris, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Rep. Eric Swalwell and motivational speaker Marianne Williamson.
Although he was never in the spotlight like this, Yang refused to be nervous, to say, the possibility of nothing, but upside is for him.
“I’m just introducing himself to the American people,” he said. “I have the feeling that absolutely nothing to be nervous about. It is all excitement.”