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We are just in awe of what the Yang Gang accomplished this quarter. We hit not just one goal — but two goals!
8 days ago we set a very ambitious goal of raising $1.5 million by the end of the quarter. In 7 days, the Yang Gang blew it out of the water. So early yesterday morning we raised the stakes and announced a new $2 million goal. The Yang Gang said loud and clear, “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.”
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Andrew Yang - It's Not left it's not right-It's Forward
Those on the fence about Andrew Yang 2020 possibly due to the myth that Joe Biden is the only Democrat who can beat the current White House occupant, take a look at this MATH.
“Yang is polling right now in 4th position with 8% National Polling; ahead of Harris, Booker, Castro (established politicians). Yang is the only Democratic candidate with a high percentage of Trump supporters in his camp, “Yep. I’m one of only two candidates in the field that 10% or more of Donald Trump voters say that they would support,” Yang said.
Why is that? “It’s because I’m focused on solving the problems that they see around them every day. And I’m laser-focused on trying to make their lives better. That’s why I’m getting thousands of Trump voters as well as Independents and Libertarians and Democrats and progressives. If I’m the Democratic nominee, we win. That’s the math.”
Reader’s will notice routine updates to this article over the next few months. Please check the page bottom for new videos This process is intentional and part of our deeper dive into this uniquely qualified presidential candidate. It is our conclusion, that Andrew Yang has correctly diagnosed our current economy better than any other current candidate and has the best solution for addressing the safety net concern addressed in his realistic diagnosis. Today our YouTube algorithm feeder gave us a very thoughtful and thought-provoking interview Andrew Yang gave before the Des Moines Registers Board. (see video below). Watch this video before you decide on a candidate and ask yourself how many could deliver a humble, factually accurate introduction the way Andrew Yang does in this video. The word, “qualified” resonated through my mind while watching this video.
Andrew Yang is making sense. Last night’s debate demonstrated to this voter why Yang deserves our full attention. Two main Andrew Yang policy positions resonate with me, Universal Income and how the Robot Apocalypse can bring our divided nation together. The dark side of automation is a looming issue creating deep chasms in our already divided nation. Consider how well our current Executive in chief exploited this group’s legitimate feelings of economic loss. We are in the midst of a major transition to artificial intelligence (see automation). The President has blamed immigrants when the clear nemesis is Artificial intelligence-the advance of technology. Imagine how farmers felt during the genesis of the industrial age.
Let’s look at truck drivers. There are 3.5 million truck drivers on the road today (robot trucks will be here within 3-5 years and quickly replacing drivers). The savings are considerable ( replacing human drivers with self-driving trucks that can run all of the time) will save an estimated $168 Billion a year. Artificial intelligence is replacing thousands of call center jobs right now. About 8% of American jobs are in the STEM field, 92% are not. The 5 most common jobs in the U.S. right now are 1) Administrative and clerical 2) Retail and Sales 3) food service 4) Truck Driving 5) Manufacturing. Right now all aforementioned jobs are in the midst of a change to Artificial intelligence (automation). 32% of Americans graduated from college, 68% with a high school diploma or below. 68% of Americans are working in the at-risk to automation industries. We need an interim solution for the margins to keep the most at risk from going off the rails-into much more expensive societal concerns (incarceration, homelessness, drug addiction, emergency room healthcare). Remember an extra $1000.00 for the average working American, living paycheck to paycheck, would largely end up right back into the economy in the form of retail, deferred car repair payments, dining out, out of pocket healthcare costs. This purchase activity would result in revenue back to the states/Fed. We would see the revenue back and save on societal shared marginal costs. Easy to take the jaded view and consider these payments a form of welfare. Remember that we practice corporate welfare every year by allowing companies to pay the equivalent of ZERO income taxes. Why not ask these companies benefiting from automation to provide a dividend back to all of us and especially those displaced by automation?
“The monthly stipend, which Yang dubs the “Freedom Dividend” is intended to ameliorate economic insecurity, wealth inequality, and the other symptoms of social malaise stemming from capitalism”.
Honda Wang, Jacobin
Automation is more efficient than – human labor. Automation is more efficient by any metric. Robots, not immigrants are causing economic dislocations. Ask yourself how loyal any company is to your interests when it comes to their bottom line (see profit). Do we protest the inevitable accelerating transition towards greater efficiency or address this problem with a practical solution- see Universal income? Practical solutions or protesting the inevitable? Time to manage the transition. Time to take a look at Andrew Yang.
Trump supporters, disillusioned with the current real economy, tariffs, and twitter communication, should pay attention to Andrew Yang. Consider the details below of Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend.
Important Caveat: During any new technological or industrial shift there are those who win and those who “lose” In this case, as in the Industrial Revolution, Americans displaced outnumber winners by significant margins. What to do? Firstly, back political candidates that address these critical challenges with viable solutions, then learn more about the technology that is currently changing your job outlook, lastly prepare by learning new skills. Andrew Yang’s Freedom dividend provides a household safety net for so many Americans who have no savings. The Freedom Dividend gives every American a dividend to use as they deem appropriate. $12,000 a year is a start in the right direction.
Andrew would implement the Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income of $1,000/month, $12,000 a year, for every American adult over the age of 18. This is independent of one’s work status or any other factor. This would enable all Americans to pay their bills, educate themselves, start businesses, be more creative, stay healthy, relocate for work, spend time with their children, take care of loved ones, and have a real stake in the future.
Other than regular increases to keep up the cost of living, any change to the Freedom Dividend would require a constitutional amendment.
It will be illegal to lend or borrow against one’s Dividend.
A Universal Basic Income at this level would permanently grow the economy by 12.56 to 13.10 percent—or about $2.5 trillion by 2025—and it would increase the labor force by 4.5 to 4.7 million people. Putting money into people’s hands and keeping it there would be a perpetual boost and support to job growth and the economy.
Article 25 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.